Being a bit shorthanded made for a close match when the Weston High girls tennis team visited Bunnell of Stratford.With one of their players away due to a family emergency, the Trojans were unable to fill the fourth singles spot and had to forfeit. The strength of their doubles team was enough to compensate as they held on for a 4-3 win and remain unbeaten against South-West Conference opponents this season.
Bunnell wound up winning three of the four singles matches, including the forfeit. Weston’s lone win was in the number one spot as Catherine Kravchenko had an easy first set against Lindsey Szuch but had to hold on for a close win in the second won a 6-0, 7-5 victory.
The Bulldogs claimed second and third singles in straight sets. In the former Jill Broadbin defeated Sarah Greisman 6-1, 6-4 and in the latter Natalie Groves was a 6-2, 6-4 winner over Jennie Bear.
Weston had better luck in doubles. One win was in the number one spot with Morgan Murray and McKenzie Murray getting the better of Lauren DeRienzi and Katarina Sokol 6-3, 6-1.
The last match to be completed, second doubles, clinched it for Weston. Bari Blitzer and Kate Brosnihan were 6-3, 6-4 winners over Leanna Kuroghlian and Debbie Jossick
Also getting the win for Weston, Julia Weisman and Lexie Hero beat Maggie Hayes and Courtney Riordan 6-0, 6-4.
The Trojans had a full lineup when they hosted New Fairfield three days earlier. All but one of the matches went their way in a 6-1 win.
Kravchenko got the win at first singles when she overpowered Caitlin Ogrizovich 6-4, 6-0. The Rebels’ only win was in the number two spot as Julianne DiPaoli defeated Kristen Rivera 6-2, 7-6.
Third singles also featured a close second set before Greisman outlasted Stephanie Zima 6-4, 7-6. Bear just missed a sweep at fourth singles, giving up a game in the first set before beating Brooke Hirsheimer 6-1, 6-1.
Weston adjusted its lineup a bit at doubles and won all three matches. Morgan Murray teamed up with Jessy Gersh to defeat Alisa Yongkod and Lauren Torre 6-4, 6-0.
Blitzer and McKenzie Murray were in the number two spot and beat Makenzie Cisweski and Paige Tortorelli 6-0, 6-3
Brosnihan and Julia Weisman formed the third doubles team that also won in straight sets, beating Bailey King and Rosa Kleopoulos 6-0, 6-3.
Weston, now 4-1 overall, hosts New Milford today (Thursday), is at Pomperaug on Friday, is home to Bethel on Monday and is at Brookfield on Wednesday.