Nighthawk Tennis Squads Roll To Victories
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams kicked off the spring season with 7-0 triumphs over New Fairfield on April 10. The girls earned their victory at home and the boys picked up their win on the road.
Julia Dolan won 6-3, 6-4 in the top singles spot. Kristen Reisert followed with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph, and Ashlyn Yetkofsky prevailed 6-4, 6-1. Newtown won via forfeit at fourth singles.
Amelia Hufschmeid and Joey Libero won 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles, and Ella Morits and Erin Marshall won 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles. NHS picked up a forfeit win at third doubles.
In the boys’ team’s win over the New Fairfield Rebels, Sam Cannizzo, Chris Lindsay, and Josh Parsons all posted 6-0, 6-0 triumphs in singles play. Newtown won at fourth singles via forfeit.
In doubles action, Orion Bracksieck and Ben Ochs won 6-0, 6-1, Andrew Sposato and Alex Kyprianou won 6-2, 6-2, and John Boccuzzi III and Ethan Hillefield won 6-0, 6-0.
Both teams had their April 12 matches with Joel Barlow of Redding postponed by rain. The girls returned to action on April 13 and fell 4-3 to Masuk of Monroe. Dolan earned a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win in the top singles position. Hufschmeid and Libero won 6-1, 6-0 at first doubles, and Molly Lyddy and Kessler Rhodan earned a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win at third doubles. The Nighthawks were without some of their players, and team members had to step up to make the Masuk match a competitive one.
Dolan had Newtown's lone win, at first singles, in a 6-1 setback to Weston on April 14.