Boys tennis: Weston shuts out Green Wave

FI-tennisWhile the Weston High boys tennis team looks forward to some stiffer competition during the season it has made short work of what it has faced so far.

Back-to-back matches last week brought the Trojans their first two shutouts of the season. They are now 5-0 overall.

Hosting New Milford on Wednesday, April 10, the Trojans had only one contest go past two sets. Even that eventually went their way in a 7-0 win.

David Freeman was at first singles in a 6-2, 6-4 win over Nick Ehrets. All the other singles competitions ended in straight sets as well.

In the No. 2 spot Oscar Morris posted 6-3, 6-0 scores to beat Dan Winter, The Trojans just missed a a pair of sweeps in the next two matches.

Jack Lawless allowed only one game in defeating Andrew Pivetz 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. Jon Lipsitz also came close to a sweep in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Matt DePalma at fourth singles.

Henry Morris and Greg Portner were at first doubles, combining for a 6-3, 6-1 win over Noah Rulat and Hunter Barrett. Scores were almost the same at second doubles as Eric Nalbandian and Ben Lander defeated Scott Ehrets and Adam Suarte.

The closes contest came at third doubles. Jordan Suss and Ishan Mirchandani took the first set from Justin Nabonzy and Ryan Kaver but lost the second and ultimately won a tiebreaker to take the match 6-4, 5-6, 10-8.

Visiting Immaculate the next day the Trojans used nearly the same lineup. The overall result was the same in a 7-0 sweep.

Oscar Morris defeated Nick Hatcher 6-2, 6-5. The day featured a couple of shutout wins. One came when Freeman defeated Connor Gross 6-0, 6-0.

Lawless just missed doing likewise before getting a 6-1, 6-0 win from Adam Witek. Lipsitz also got the win, coming by a 6-2, 6-1 score against Andrew Witek.

Henry Morris and Portner allowed just two games in the first set in a 6-2, 6-0 win over Sean Brown and Shane Raymond. Nalbandian and Lander swept Jason Chen and Jason Feng 6-0, 6-0.

Suss teamed up with Edouard Buisson at third doubles and they survived a close first set to take the match 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 from Griffin Baker and Chris Burr.

Weston visits New Canaan on Monday at 4 p.m. and is at Joel Barlow on Wednesday at 3:45.

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