2017 Season Round-Up

Regular Season Match Record 18-0 (16-0 FCIAC)
Overall Match Record 21-0 (19-0 FCIAC)
State LL Champion 
FCIAC Champion
Winning Streak Currently 34 Matches

Evan Felcher (Junior)
CT Player of the Year
State Open Singles Champion
Class LL Singles Champion
All State (CT) Singles
All-FCIAC 1st Team Singles
Staples Block “S” Co-MVP

Max Zimmerman (Senior Co-Captain)
All State (CT) Singles
All-FCIAC 1st Team Singles
Staples Block “S” Co-MVP

Jack Tooker (Sophomore)
State Open Doubles Runner-up
Class LL Doubles Runner-up
All State (CT) Doubles
All-FCIAC 1st Team Doubles

Jake Greenwald (Sophomore)
State Open Doubles Runner-up
Class LL Doubles Runner-up
All State (CT) Doubles
All-FCIAC 1st Team Doubles

Jay Mudholkar (Senior Co-Captain)
All-FCIAC 2nd Team Doubles
Staples Scholar Athlete Recipient

Eric Stein (Sophomore)
All-FCIAC 2nd Team Doubles

Kion Bruno (Junior)
All-FCIAC Honorable Mention

Matt Chernok (Senior Manager)
Staples Block “S” Award

2018 Captain-Elects
Kion Bruno
Ben Stein

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Felcher State Open Singles Champ, Greenwald/Tooker Doubles Runnerup

Finals:
Singles:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Andrew Forchetti, NDWH 7-6 (7-2), 6-0

Doubles:
Tyler Pomerance/Jordan Soifer, Westhill def. Jake Greenwald/Jack
Tooker, Staples 6-2, 6-2

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Staples plays for State Open Championships in Singles & Dubs on Stadium Court at Yale Today

Update: 6/6/2017 WELCOME to THE 2017 OPEN

Our finals are set for tomorrow after some very competitive semi-finals matches. We will be show-casing our Open Finalists tomorrow on Stadium Court of the Connecticut Tennis Center. At 2:00, Jake Greenwald and Jack Tooker of Staples will face Tyler Pomerance and Jordan Soifer of Westhill in a re-match of the LL semi-finals. At 4:00 our LL Champion, Evan Felcher of Staples takes on L Champion, Andrew Forchetti of Notre Dame, West Haven. Please come enjoy the great tennis. If you come early in the day, you can also catch the girls’ finals, also on Stadium Court, at 10 and 12. Congratulations to our great competitors.

Semis:
Singles:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Bobby Neuner, Darien 6-3, 3-6, 6-3;
Doubles:
Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples def. Reid Brostoff/Jesse Kalins, Weston 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

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Felcher Advances to State Open Semis along with Greenwald/Tooker Today at Yale

Click HERE for complete results and schedule on CIAC Tourney Central Website

Note from CIAC:
Update: 6/5/2017 WELCOME to THE 2017 OPEN
Congratulations to our Open singles semi-finalists for their excellent matches today. Tuesday’s weather also looks iffy for our semifinals but if matches cannot be played outdoors, we have indoor backup at Yale University. Our start time will be 3:30 for both singles and doubles and the indoor courts will be available for practice before then.

THE FINALS will be Wednesday, June 7, on the Stadium Court of the Connecticut Tennis Center, 2:00 for the doubles final and 4:00 for the singles final …

Quarters:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Matt Sidney, Weston 6-2, 6-0;
Andrew Ilie, St. Joseph def. Max Zimmerman, Staples 6-3, 6-0

Semis Matchups:
Singles: Evan Felcher (Staples) vs Bobby Neuner (Darien)
Doubles: Reid Brostoff/Jesse Kalins (Weston) vs Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker (Staples)

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Staples Advances in State Open

Click HERE for complete results and schedule on CIAC Tourney Central Website

Note from CIAC:
Update: 6/3/17;3 pm WELCOME to THE 2017 OPEN
THANK YOU players and spectators for an excellent first day.
Play will resume on Monday, 6/5 at Yale – 3:45 start time ( note : Weston matches may begin late due to a school function ) … Monday will be the singles quarterfinals only (NO doubles) … Tuesday, 6/6 at Yale – 3:45 start for the semifinals for both singles and doubles …
THE FINALS will be Wednesday, June 7, on the stadium court, 2:00 for the doubles final and 4:00 for the singles final …
THANKS also to Amity H.S. for hosting Day One …

Singles:
First Round:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Charles Shanks, Litchfield 6-0, 6-0;
Max Zimmerman, Staples def. Justin Pace, Daniel Hand 6-2, 2-6,
10-7;

Doubles:
Quarters:
Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples def. Alexander Bueno/Robert
Israel, Daniel Hand 6-3, 6-2

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State Open Tourney begins Saturday

Click HERE for complete results and schedule on CIAC Tourney Central Website

Update from CIAC: 6/2/17; 1 pm Welcome to the 2017 State Open

At this writing the draw is completed for tomorrow’s event at Amity High School. However, in case of last minute changes, I will not put the draw officially on the web site, but will keep it in these notes (as I said, subject to change) Please report at the following times, but check this site frequently in case times have to be altered. For a ten o’clock start, be prepared to play AT 10!

Singles at 10:

Evan Felcher, Staples vs Charles Shanks, Litchfield

Alex Ruenhorst, Shelton vs John Trevethan, Berlin

Andrew Forchetti, NDWH vs Giacomo Volpicelli, HK

Matt Donahue, Simsbury vs Sebastian Casellas, Weston

Max Zimmerman, Staples vs Justin Pace, Hand

Ignasi Salles-Goula, Shepaug vs Andrew Ilie, St. Josephs

Doubles at 10:

Reid Brostoff/Jesse Kallins, Weston vs Troy Romano/Ben Adams, East Catholic

Singles: approximately 11:30

Kyle Fay, Hand vs Matt Sidney, Weston (SAT)

Singles: approximately 12:00

Sabahudin Cecanjanin, Old Saybrook vs. Bobbie Neuner, Darien (SAT)

Doubles approximately noon:

Alexander Bueno/Robert Israel, Hand vs. Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples (SAT)

Doubles approximately 12:45, no later than 1:

Tyler Pomerance/Jordan Soifer, Westhill vs. David Amendola/Gus Marx, Westbrook

Doubles approximately 1:

Drew Berkin/Steven Dampf, Weston vs. Matthew Brand/Luke Cowley, New Canaan (SAT)

Note: we do have alternates for this event, so if you know you cannot play in the match, please do not default, but let me know now so I can arrange the replacement.

Also, if both an entry wins a match and wants to play the second round on Saturday, that can be arranged but only if BOTH entries agree. The second round is scheduled for Monday afternoon at Yale, rain or shine.

Play begins Saturday, June 3 at Amity high school in the morning, and proceeds to Yale University on Monday and Tuesday with the final at the CT Tennis Center Stadium on Wednesday, June 7. Players must be represented by their coach or a school appointed and approved substitute.

Please note: an alternate may achieve All State by getting to the semis in singles, finals in doubles in the State Open.

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Staples Evan Felcher wins State LL Singles Championship, Doubles Team State Runner-ups

Click HERE for Greenwich Times Article

Note from CIAC: Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Champion for 2017 Evan Felcher of Staples High School of Westport.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Doubles Champions Andrew Mercorella and Brian Song of Ridgefield High School.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Runner-Up Eric Toub of Greenwich High School.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Doubles Runner-Ups Jake Greenwald and Jack Tooker of Staples High School of Westport.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State singles players: Evan Felcher & Max Zimmerman of Staples; Alex Ruenhorst of Shelton and Eric Toub of Greenwich.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State doubles teams: Jake Greenwald & Jack Tooker of Staples and Andrew Mercorella & Brian Song of Ridgefield.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Team Champion Staples High School of Westport.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Team Runner-Up Greenwich High School.
Final team scores: (1) Staples (2) Greenwich (3) Ridgefield (4) Westhill (5) Amity (6) Fairfield Prep

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Staples Advances to State LL Singles and Doubles Finals Today 4pm at Conard High

CIAC Note: Thanks to all again for some outstanding tennis on day three of the tourney. Thanks to Mr. Howard of Yale for setting up the indoor courts.
The Finals will be played on Thursday, June 1, at Conard High School in West Hartford. Players should arrive at 3:30 for court assignment and orientation by the USTA officials. Play will begin promptly at 4 o’clock.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State singles players: Evan Felcher & Max Zimmerman of Staples; Alex Ruenhorst of Shelton and Eric Toub of Greenwich.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State doubles teams: Jake Greenwald & Jack Tooker of Staples and Andrew Mercorella & Brian Song of Ridgefield.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Team Champion Staples High School of Westport.
Congratulations to the Boys’ State Class LL Team Runner-Up Greenwich High School.

Click HERE for complete results and schedule on CIAC Tourney Central Website

Singles
Semis:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. #4 Alex Ruenhorst, Shelton 7-6 (5) 6-3;
#2 Eric Toub, Greenwich def. #3 Max Zimmerman, Staples 6-3 6-3
Finals Matchup:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples versus #2 Eric Toub, Greenwich

Doubles
Semis:
#4 Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples def. #1 Tyler Pomerance/Jordan
Soifer, Westhill 0-6 6-3 6-3;
Finals Matchup:
#4 Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples versus #3 Andrew Mercorella/Brian Song,
Ridgefield

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Staples Clinches CIAC LL State Team Championship entering Semifinal Round!

Click HERE for complete results and schedule on CIAC Tourney Central Website

Note from CIAC: Thanks to all again for some outstanding tennis on day two of the journey. Thanks to Mr. Howard of Yale for setting up the outdoor courts and then accommodating our switch on the fly to the indoor courts when the rain began.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State singles players: Evan Felcher & Max Zimmerman of Staples; Alex Ruenhorst of Shelton and Eric Toub of Greenwich.
Play will continue on Wednesday at Yale at 3:30. Please arrive at 3 for check in and court assignment.
Wednesday will be one match, the semifinal, which will be a best of three sets. Please hydrate!

Third Round:
Singles
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. #15 Matt Balaoing, Southington 6-2 6-0;
Ben Stein, Staples def. #6 Henry DeCoster, Greenwich 1-6 7-5 10-6;
#5 Max Zimmerman, Staples def. #16 Nick Liu, Greenwich 6-1 6-2;
#9 Kion Bruno, Staples def. #8 Marco Delsanto, Amity 6-3 6-0

Doubles
#4 Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples def. #13-16 Alexander Friedman/Adam
Velardi, Amity 6-3 6-1;
#3 Andrew Mercorella/Brian Song, Ridgefield def. #13-16 Eric Greenberg/Samuel Lampert, Staples 6-3 6-2;
#8 Nicholas Dagnino/Alexander Litt, Greenwich def. #9 Jay Mudholkar/Eric Stein, Staples 6-4 6-2;

Quarters:
Singles
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. #7 Justin Speaker, Greenwich 2-6 6-3, 6-1;
#4 Alex Ruenhorst, Shelton def. #11 Ben Stein, Staples 6-4 6-1;
#3 Max Zimmerman, Staples def. #5 Matt Donahue, Simsbury 6-3 7-6 (4);
#2 Eric Toub, Greenwich def. #9 Kion Bruno, Staples 6-1 6-3

Doubles
#4 Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples def. #6 Taishi Hosokawa/Yuuki Hosokawa, Norwalk 4-6 7-6 (7) 6-0;

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Staples undefeated thru 1st & 2nd Rounds of CIAC LL State Tourney

Click HERE for complete results and schedule on CIAC Tourney Central Website

Note from CIAC: Welcome to the Class LL State Tennis Tournament.
***PLEASE NOTE***** Matches on Tuesday, May 30 are scheduled to begin at 1:00 at Yale. HOWEVER, if wet weather is forecast play must begin as early as 9 a.m. on Tuesday. That decision will be made Monday afternoon. Please plan buses and supervision accordingly. CHECK THE WEBSITE REGULARLY
***IMPORTANT**** Parking at Yale must be in approved parking lots at $10, per vehicle. Also, dogs and grills are strictly forbidden as per Yale University regulations,

Singles
First Round:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. Jack Curran, Xavier 6-1 6-0;
#11 Ben Stein,Staples def. John Peterson, Simsbury 6-2 6-0;
#3 Max Zimmerman,Staples def. Erik Kryzanski, Southington 6-1 6-0;
#9 Kion Bruno, Staples def. Jackson Dooley, Newtown 6-0 6-0;

Second Round:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. Nicholas Allen, Fairfield Prep 6-0 6-0;
#11 Ben Stein,Staples def. Arnav Velaparthi, Cheshire 6-0 6-0;
#3 Max Zimmerman, Staples def. Khai Ton, Xavier 6-0 6-0;
#9 Kion Bruno, Staples def. Seth Prusko, Ridgefield 6-1 6-0;

Doubles
First Round:
#13-16 Eric Greenberg/Samuel Lampert, Staples def. Albert Dimaisip/Jeremy Tammaro, West Haven 6-0 6-0;
#9 Jay Mudholkar/Eric Stein, Staples def. Liam Lacroix/Yash Nair, Conard 6-0 6-0;

Second Round:
#4 Jake Greenwald/Jack Tooker, Staples def. Ben Futterman/Jordan Klein, Newtown 6-0 6-0;
#13-16 Eric Greenberg/Samuel Lampert, Staples def. Robert Kroepel/Zachary Simon, Amity 6-2 6-1;
#9 Jay Mudholkar/Eric Stein, Staples def. Zachary Brocklehurst/Christopher Bullers, Amity 6-3 6-2;

 

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