Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team edged Pomperaug of Southbury 4-3 in the South-West Conference Tournament semifinals on May 19. The Nighthawks advanced to take on Weston in the May 20 championship match, scheduled for 4:15 pm at Weston High.
Against Pomperaug, the Nighthawks pulled out a trio of three-set matches to earn the victory and advance in the four-team tourney.
Newtown’s top singles player Keaton McCleary defeated Joe Alvord 7-5, 7-6, No. 2 singles player Nic Klein got past Pat Lebel 5-7, 6-4, 7-6, and No. 4 player Matt Carino overcame a tough first set to defeat Matt Doan 1-6, 7-6, 7-6. The third doubles tandem of Charlie Poarch and Justin Oelberg beat Matt Silverman and Alfredo Mondragon 6-7, 7-5, 7-5.