Aside from a change in venue the Weston High boys tennis team encountered few surprises at the South-West Conference championship.Due to rain for much of last week the match was moved from Weston’s home courts to the Tennis Club of Trumbull on Tuesday, May 23. If anything, the Trojans were even more formidable indoors as they won all but one match in a 6-1 win.
The victory was Weston’s second straight SWC crown and ninth in 10 seasons.
Weston, which defeated Newtown 5-2 during the regular season, was dealing with some injuries at that time. The lineup was in better shape last week.
Newtown’s only win came at first singles but was still a close match. It featured a tiebreaker as Cam McCleary held off Cameron Hagen 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.
The Trojans took the remaining matched in straight sets. David Freeman got the win in the number two singles spot with 6-2, 6-3 scores over Tyler Ruefenacht.
Oscar Morris posted the same scores in his victory over Ricky Fuentes at third singles. Just missing a shutout, Jon Lipsitz gave up just one game before beating Sean Elliot 6-0, 6-1 at fourth singles.
Weston dominated the doubles part of the match. The lone shutout came in the number one spot as Jack Lawless and Henry Morris swept Keaton McCleary and Mason Weston with 6-0, 6-0 scores.
Ben Smith and Jacob Greisman shut out Nick Klein and Adam Oelberg in the first set en route to a 6-0, 6-3 win a second doubles.
Also getting the win, Nico Zirn and Robin Willis were at third doubles and recorded 6-1, 6-4 scores to beat Stefan Hennessey and Charlie Poarch as Weston again brought home the championship.
Having added to its list of SWC titles, the Trojans will next attempt to go for their 11th straight state championship in the Class S tournament next week.