By Rich DePreta NEW HAVEN \u2014 For the players, it was about legacy. For Westhill High School boys tennis, it was about tradition. But most of all, it was about unfinished business Wednesday afternoon at the State Open doubles championship final at the Yale University outdoor courts. In 2013 as juniors, Westhill\u2019s Prashant Toteja and Alex Romaine advanced to the State Open doubles final only to be vanquished by Ridgefield. In 2014 as seniors, Toteja and Romaine successfully climbed that final mountain, outlasting Shaw Speer and Louis Mckenzie of Greenwich High, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to become State Open doubles champions. \u201cLosing the State Open final last year was hard. But to win the Open double title in my senior year is awesome,\u201d Romaine said. \u201cPrashant was so solid throughout today.\u201d There wasn\u2019t as much drama in the State Open singles final where Xavier freshman Rich Ciamarra defeated Staples\u2019 Luke Foreman, 6-2, 6-2. The State Open doubles final has been a personal project for the Westhill High boys tennis program throughout coach Patrik Vician\u2019s seven-year tenure. The Vikings have had seven pairs of regular season singles players turned dynamic doubles duos reach the State Open doubles final. Toteja and Romaine are the fifth set of Westhill State Open doubles champions. \u201cWe are friends on and off the court,\u201d Romaine said. \u201cWe have natural tennis chemistry.\u201d \u201cWe know instinctively how the other plays,\u201d Toteja said. \u201cI hit a lot of flat balls. Alex (a lefty) is all about spin shots.\u201d The triumph Wednesday also had some small seeds of revenge in it. Greenwich\u2019s senior pair of Speer and Mckenzie had ousted Toteja and Romaine in three sets in the Class LL doubles semifinals. Romaine, who will play tennis at the University of Hartford in the fall, and Toteja, who will play at the University of Michigan, went back to work with Vician, who is part coach and tennis scientist. \u201cWe had two practices a day before the State Open,\u201d Vician said. \u201cWe changed almost everything from the first match against Greenwich because they are a great three-year doubles team. Last time we hit too many high balls in the middle. They beat us with lots of lobs. We tried to serve and volley too much. \u201cOur focus was to serve better. To return their serves better. And to hit a lot of flat, low balls since they\u2019re hard to deal with,\u201d Vician continued. \u201cAnd we changed our formations nearly every point.\u201d The adjustments worked. The teams traded service breaks in Game 11 and 12 to forge a 6-6 first set deadlock. In the tiebreaker, Westhill jumped out 4-0. Greenwich fought back to tie it 5-5 before Westhill won two points for a 7-6 (7-5) win. In the second set, Westhill broke serve In Game 5 for a 3-2 edge. Down 5-4, Greenwich broke back for 5-5. But Westhill broke back for 6-5 and Toteja held serve through three deuces for the 7-5 title win. \u201cShaw Speer (Colby College in fall) and Louis Mckenzie (UConn in fall) showed so much courage to get here in a long season,\u201d said Greenwich High coach Rich Lane. \u201cShaw and Louis left everything on the court today. They have a lot to be proud of. It\u2019s the culmination of four years work. It was a great performance of tennis and sportsmanship to have two FCIAC teams in the doubles final. \u201cWesthill was masterful beating Staples in the semifinals,\u201d Lane continued. \u201cAnd they were motivated by unfinished business today.\u201d It was a grand accomplishment for the Vikings. In the quarterfinals, they downed a Guilford High pair who hadn\u2019t lost a set all season. In the semis, Toteja and Romaine defeated the Staples duo of Baxter Stein and Connor Mitnick. Those Wreckers were previously unbeaten in 2014, won the clinching point for Staples\u2019 FCIAC title and won the LL doubles final over Greenwich, giving the Wreckers the LL team title. \u201cThis is so sweet. So great for Alex and Prashant to do this as seniors,\u201d Vician said. \u201cThey deserve this so much. I believe this is our hardest fought State Open doubles title in school history.\u201d As far as the singles final is concerned, Xavier\u2019s Ciamarra continued his Cinderella run as a freshman, adding the Open crown to his Class LL title. \u201cI\u2019m happy to make it this far. Rewarding to make the final,\u201d said Foreman, who will play tennis at Washington University in the fall. \u201cI played 3 \u00bd hours in my semifinal round win Tuesday. It was hard to recover. My legs were tired. But the bottom line is that Ciamarra is an unbelievable player. I can\u2019t believe how much he\u2019s improved in the last three months. His hands are great. He moves so well on court. His backhand is spectacular. He gets to every ball. That\u2019s frustrating.\u201d Foreman was part of a historic Staples boys tennis team. \u201cI couldn\u2019t ask for anything better,\u201d Foreman said. \u201cWe won FCIACs. We won Class LL. The team was undefeated. It\u2019s the first time it\u2019s happened at Staples since 1982. That\u2019s a great way to go out as a senior.\u201d firstname.lastname@example.org State Open Championships At Yale University outdoor courts Doubles final: Prashant Toteja\/ Alex Romaine (Westhill) def. Shaw Speer\/Louis Mckenzie (Greenwich), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5. Singles final: Rich Ciamarra (Xavier) def. Luke Foreman (Staples), 6-2, 6-2.