There's no margin for error in the CIAC boys tennis tournament. That's what the Staples boys tennis team found out the hard way. Staples finished third in the Class LL tournament with 18 points because it suffered an upset loss in the first round of singles play and another player failed to hold onto a sizable lead in the second round, thus it fell short to Class LL champion Greenwich (25) and runnerup Fairfield Prep (23).
"It's a tough format in that it's not team-related," Wreckers Coach Kris Hrisovulos said. "One loss by an individual can determine the team's fate. It hurt but we can learn from it and turn things around."