WEST HARTFORD — Rivals met, teammates became opponents and championship medals were captured at Conard High School Thursday — the site where the best of the best meet once a year.

Non-stop action took place on Conard’s eight sun-soaked tennis courts, as the boys state championships in each class were held. The day saw Staples, New Canaan and Weston each continue their reign of supremacy in their respective class.

Staples won the CIAC Class LL team title for the third straight year, New Canaan claimed the Class L team championship for the third year in a row and Weston garnered its third consecutive Class M crown.

Greenwich was the runner-up in Class LL, followed by Ridgefield and Westhill. In the Class LL Tournament, Staples top-seeded junior Evan Felcher recorded a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Greenwich second-seeded senior Eric Toub to win the singles championship.

Felcher, who joined the Staples squad this spring, went 6-0 in the tournament.

“Eric is a great player, I was fortunate to capitalize on a couple of breaks,” Felcher said. “We both put the ball in play and were scrappy throughout the match. It feels great to win this title, I was really locked in.

Our team put in a lot of hard work during the season, so it’s nice to see that it paid off by us winning the title. I feel lucky to be surrounded by such great teammates.”

Said Staples coach Kris Hrisovulos: “Evan has grown so much as a player this season. He’s built to deal with adversity and he has a lot of resiliency.”

Toub, who along with Felcher, made the All-State Team, was 5-1 in the tournament. The doubles final saw senior Andrew Mercorella and freshman Brian Song of Ridgefield defeat Staples sophomores Jake Greenwald and Jack Tooker, 6-0, 6-1.

“Brian and I are both powerful singles players, so we tried to dominate from the baseline as much as we could,” Mercorella said. “We tried to be powerful with our groundstrokes and then go to net.”

Mercorella played first singles, while Song played at the No. 2 spot during the regular season for the Tigers.

“We tried to take advantage of our strong serves,” Song said. “We served well and overall, it was a good day. Our styles go well together and we know each other’s strengths really well.”

The tournament was the last competition Greenwich senior captains Henry DeCoster, Zach Gould and Alex Litt took part in.

“Overall, we had a good season,” Gould said. “We had a lot of new, young players, so the program should be strong the next few years.”

“Our seniors really had to show a lot of leadership and our young players really stepped up,” Litt added.

Hrisovulos knows his Staples squad is a special group.

“Winning doesn’t get old, we love the success,” Hrisovulos said. “We had a big goal in mind and we wanted to send a big statement that we are still here and still around in the state. It was an unbelievable year, one of the best in our program’s history.”

CLASS L TOURNAMENT

The Class L doubles championship was an all-New Canaan affair, as sophomores Matthew Brand and Luke Crowley faced senior teammates Chris Greene/Jack O’Connor.

The Rams’ top-seeded sophomore duo posted an impressive 7-5, 6-2 win for the first-place medal.

“It feels really good, we’ve been waiting all season long for this,” Brand said. “After we lost our match to Darien recently, we got on a roll and we continued it into this tournament. At first, it felt awkward playing our teammates in the finals, but it’s great to play good tennis against great competition.”

Said Crowley: “Playing doubles with Matt, we have complimentary games. He has a great forehand, my backhand is my strong point. He has a great serve — we’ve always been the perfect doubles team for each other.”

In the singles title matchup, New Canaan senior Alex Merjian (fourth-seeded) lost to second-seeded Andrew Forchetti, 6-1, 6-3. The Rams finished with 32 team points, followed by runner-up Daniel Hand (22) and Wilton (17).

“I’m so proud of the boys, they really earned this one,” New Canaan coach Ben Young said. “We came together as a group and this victory really shows how much depth we had this year.”

CLASS M TOURNAMENT

Weston remained at the head of the class, producing a team score of 32.5 points, well ahead of second-place finisher Avon (19).

The champions showcased its depth in doubles play, as two of their teams competed in the finals. Weston junior Reid Brostoff and senior Jesse Kallins beat teammates Drew Berkin and Steven Dampf in the championship match, 6-2, 7-5.

Brostoff and Kallins showed why they were seeded No. 1 in the tourney.

“Weston hasn’t won a doubles title in three years, so I am so happy, I can’t believe what has happened,” Brostoff said. “I’m just so happy for Jesse.”

Playing teammates in the finals was indeed a challenge.

“I’m not a big fan of it, we had to do it last year in the semifinals and lost to our teammates, but I’m glad we pulled it out. We just worked so well together. My serve and his volleys worked out well.”

Added Kallins: “We knew coming in we had to be aggressive and go for it. Reid’s serve was on fire today and we won a lot of points on volleys, so that worked excellent for us.”

In the singles championship, top-seeded freshman Andrew Ilie, of St. Joseph, was a 6-0, 6-0 winner against third-seeded Jonathan Trevethan from Berlin.

“I just went out with the mentality to be consistent and not rush the points,” said Ilie, who began playing the sport with his father when he was four years old. “I just tried to make him miss and take extra shots. As a freshman winning it is a good experience.”

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Results

Class LL Championships

Singles final

Evan Felcher (Staples) def. Eric Toub (Greenwich) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles final

Andrew Mercorella/Brian Song (Ridgefield) def. Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker (Staples) 6-0, 6-1

Class L Championships

Singles final

Andrew Forchetti (Notre Dame-West Haven) def. Alex Merjian (New Canaan 6-1, 6-3

Doubles final

Matthew Brand/Luke Crowley (New Canaan) def. Chris Greene/Jack O’Connor (New Canaan) 7-5, 6-2

Class M Championships

Singles final

Andrew Ilie (St. Joseph) def. Jonathan Trevethan (Berlin) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles final

Reid Brostoff/Jesse Kallins (Weston) def. Drew Berkin/Steven Dampf (Weston) 6-2, 7-5