Unstoppable Lady Trojan rackets blank Old Saybrook
No one seems to be able to stop the Weston girls tennis team. Top-seeded Weston is two wins away from its fourth straight Class S title and advanced to the Class S semifinals with a 7-0 home victory over ninth-seeded Old Saybrook in the quarterfinals. The Lady Trojans raised their record to 20-0 and won their 84th straight match. Old Saybrook ended its season at 17-4. Moreover, Weston was dominant in this win by serving three bagels and lost only six games in all seven matches.
"It feels very awesome and exciting," Lady Trojans senior captain Marie Gargiulo said. "I'm very proud of our team in how we support each other and got this far for the fourth year in a row."
"I was really consistent and I tried to keep a lot of balls in play and make her miss before I did," Guerin said.
"We both served vey well, which opened up easy shots from the net," Gargiulo said. "We were aggressive and confident."
Samson said, "It was an easy match and almost like a regular season match against a weaker team. We focused on serve and return because we're trying to build up for the finals on Friday and for individuals [State Open] on Saturday."
Senior Rebecca Zhu bageled Alex Steward at third singles. Juniors Caroline Toutoungi and Aly Ashmore at second doubles and senior captain Katie Gross at fourth singles were one game short of perfection. Toutoungi and Ashmore trounced Tenzin Lama and Mackenzie Cook, 6-0, 6-1; and Gross steamrolled past Caitlyn Goodhue, 6-1, 6-0.
Weston hosted 13th-seeded Tolland yesterday after press time in the Class S semifinals and was the prohibitive favorite going. If the Lady Trojans won yesterday, which they were expected to do, they will either face second-seeded Stonington, whom they beat three straight years in the finals, sixth-seeded Litchfield or 14th-seeded Lewis Mills at Yale University.