2018 Season Roundup

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 55 Matches

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Evan Felcher (Senior)
All-American
State Open Singles Champion
Class LL Singles Runner-up
All State (CT) Singles

Ben Stein (Senior Co-Captain)
All State (CT) Singles
Staples Block “S” MVP
All-FCIAC Honorable Mention
Staples Scholar Athlete Recipient

Kion Bruno (Senior Co-Captain)
All-FCIAC 2nd Team Singles
Staples Block “S” Coaches Award

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

Eric Greenberg (Senior)
State Open Doubles Runner-up
Class LL Doubles Runner-up
All State (CT) Doubles
All-FCIAC 1st Team Doubles

2019 Captain-Elects
Jack Tooker
Jake Greenwald

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State Open (Individual) Results: Felcher wins 2nd straight Singles Open Championship

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Singles:
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First Round:
Bobbie Neuner, Darien def. Ben Stein, Staples 6-4, 6-4;
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Arjun Chandra-Moharty, Avon 6-1, 6-1;

Quarters:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Justin Pace, Daniel Hand 7-6(4), 6-2;

Semis:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Andrew Forchetti, NDWH 6-3, 6-1

Finals:
Evan Felcher, Staples def. Andy Ilie, Trumbull 6-1 6-2

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Doubles:
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Quarters:
Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples def. Alex Klein Wassink/Adam Ortiz, Joel Barlow 6-2, 6-3;

Semis:
Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples def. Robert Israel/Noah Gulla, Daniel Hand 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Finals:
Taishi Hosokawa/Prem Dave, Norwalk def. Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples 6-3 6-3

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Message from CIAC:
Congratulations to our State Open Champions;
Singles: Evan Felcher, Staples
Doubles: Taishi Hosokawa and Prem Dave, Norwalk.
Thank you to each All State Player that made this an historic event by committing to playing in the Open. Your participation guaranteed a premier event. Thank you to the Connecticut Tennis Center for hosting our finals on Stadium Court, and to USTA Umpires coordinated by Tom Fayad.
See you next year!
Jim Solomon, State Open director: Jim_Solomon@whps.org

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Class LL State Final Results: Staples wins Team Championship – Felcher, B. Stein, Greenberg & Tooker are All-State

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Singles:
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Finals:
#2 Andrew Ilie, Trumbull def. #1 Evan Felcher, Staples 6-4 5-7 6-4

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Doubles:
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Finals:
#3 Taishi Hosokawa/Prem Dave, Norwalk def. #1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples 6-2 6-3

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CIAC Message:
Congratulations to the Class LL State Team Champion: Staples High School of Westport.
Congratulations to the Class LL State Team Runner-Up: Greenwich High School.
Congratulations to the 2018 Class LL State Singles Champion Andrew Ilie of Trumbull.
Congratulations to the 2018 Class LL State Singles Runner-Up Evan Felcher of Staples.
Congratulations to the 2018 Class LL State Doubles Champions Taishi Hosokawa & Prem Dave of Norwalk
Congratulations to the 2018 Class LL State Doubles Runner-Ups Eric Greenberg & Jack Tooker of Staples
Congratulations to the Class LL All State Singles Players: Evan Felcher of Staples; Andrew Ilie of Trumbull; Justin Speaker of Greenwich and Benjamin Stein of Staples.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State Doubles Teams: Eric Greenberg & Jack Tooker of Staples and Taishi Hosokawa & Prem Dave of Norwalk
Thanks to the staff at Hall High School and Yale University.  See you in 2019!

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Staples Clinches 3rd Straight State LL Championship

Singles and Doubles advance to finals as Staples clinches State LL team championship.

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Singles:
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Semis:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. #4 Justin Speaker, Greenwich 6-2 6-7
(5) 6-1;
#2 Andrew Ilie, Trumbull def. #11 Benjamin Stein, Staples 6-3 7-5

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Doubles:
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Semis:
#1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples def. #6 Nicholas Dagnino/Alexander Litt, Greenwich 6-2 6-2

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CIAC Message: Welcome to the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament!
The 2018 Tournament will continue at Yale University in New Haven on Thursday May 31. We ask that players and coaches arrive by 3:30 on Thursday for a 4 o’clock start. We will play the finals of singles and doubles in conjunction with the other classes.
Please continue to hydrate! The site was left in outstanding condition today. Thank you for keeping the outside area around the courts so clean. Check back to the website for updates. Looking forward to more great tennis on Thursday!
Please confirm your availability for the State Open with the tournament staff.
Congratulations to the Class LL State Team Champion: Staples High School of Westport.
Congratulations to the Class LL State Team Runner-Up: Greenwich High School.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State Singles Players: Evan Felcher of Staples; Andrew Ilie of Trumbull; Justin Speaker of Greenwich and Benjamin Stein of Staples.
Congratulations to the Class LL All State Doubles Teams: Eric Greenberg & Jack Tooker of Staples and Taishi Hosokawa & Prem Dave of Norwalk

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Staples ahead of Greenwich by 1 point entering State LL Semis

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Third Round:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. Matthew Tamis, Greenwich 6-1 6-0;
#11 Benjamin Stein, Staples def. #5 Luke Queiroz, Ridgefield 7-5 6-1;
#9 Kion Bruno, Staples def. #8 Caleb Fockens, Greenwich 6-3 6-2;

Quarters:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. #7 Brian Song, Ridgefield 6-1 6-0;
#11 Benjamin Stein, Staples def. #3 Jordan Soifer, Westhill 6-4 7-6 (1);
#2 Andrew Ilie, Trumbull def. #9 Kion Bruno, Staples 6-1 6-1

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Third Round:
#1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples def. #15 James Cosby/James Papas, Greenwich 4-6 7-5 10-4;
#5 Sam Lampert/Eric Stein, Staples def. #12 William Carpenter/Henry Glucksman, Hall 6-2 6-1;
#2 Nicholas Liu/Hayden Witmer, Greenwich def. #16 James Lamb/Andrew
Saunders, Staples 6-2 6-0

Quarters:
#1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples def. #9 Tadd Long/Seth Prusko, Ridgefield 6-1 6-2;
#3 Taishi Hosokawa/Prem Dave, Norwalk def. #5 Sam Lampert/Eric Stein, Staples 4-6 6-3 10-5;

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CIAC Message: Welcome to the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament!
The 2018 Tournament will continue at Yale University in New Haven on Wednesday May 30th. We ask that players and coaches arrive by 3:30 on Wednesday for a 4 o’clock start. We hope to play the semifinals of singles and doubles at the same time.
ALL PLAYERS MUST ARRIVE WITH A SIGNED WAIVER IN ORDER TO USE THE YALE FACILITY.
Please continue to hydrate! Check back to the website for updates. Looking forward to more great tennis on Wednesday!
Please confirm your availability for the State Open with the tournament staff.

Preliminary Team Scores:
Staples 25, Greenwich 24, Ridgefield 18, Fairfield Prep 10, Westhill 10

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Staples advances 6 into 3rd Round of CIAC LL

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Singles:
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First Round:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. Ryan Xu, Simsbury 6-0 6-1;
Bradley Sheppard, Staples def. Matthew Glassman, Hall 6-1 6-0;
#11 Benjamin Stein, Staples def. Attilio Albani, Simsbury 6-0 6-0;
#9 Kion Bruno, Staples def. Nathalan Zmarlicki, Southington 6-1 6-1;

Second Round:
#1 Evan Felcher, Staples def. Yuuki Hosokawa, Norwalk 6-0 6-0;
#4 Justin Speaker, Greenwich def. Bradley Sheppard, Staples 6-0 6-0;
#11 Benjamin Stein, Staples def. Jacob Haslett, Manchester 6-0 6-0;
#9 Kion Bruno, Staples def. Griffin Barnett,Danbury 6-3 6-1;

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Doubles:
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First Round:
#1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples, BYE;
#5 Sam Lampert/Eric Stein, Staples, BYE;
#16 James Lamb/Andrew Saunders, Staples def. Brandon Dang/Jonathan Kelly, Enfield 6-0 6-1;

Second Round:
#1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker, Staples def. Alexander Cusick/Cormac O’Day, Fairfield Warde 6-1 6-0;
#5 Sam Lampert/Eric Stein, Staples def. Jared Dienst/Brian Donahue, Fairfield Prep 6-3 6-3;
#16 James Lamb/Andrew Saunders, Staples def. Ethan Longo/Thomas
Shea, Glastonbury 6-4 6-2;

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CIAC Message:  Welcome to the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament!
The 2018 Tournament will continue at Hall High School in West Hartford on Tuesday May 29th. We ask that players and coaches arrive by 12:45 on Tuesday for a 1 o’clock start. We will play all Singles matches in the Round of 16 and the top half of the Doubles at 1 o’clock. The bottom half of the Doubles round of 16 will feed into the completed matches. Victorious players will be given adequate rest and then play the Quarterfinal round.
Please continue to hydrate! Check back to the website for updates. Looking forward to more great tennis on Tuesday!
Special thanks to Hall High Custodial staff and the Glastonbury Tennis Team for making the site as clean as we found it.

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Staples Boys Tennis named News12 Team of the Week

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State LL Tourney Brackets are set

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Welcome to the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament!
The 2018 Tournament will begin at Hall High School in West Hartford. We ask that players and coaches arrive by 8am tomorrow, Saturday May 26th, at the high school. We will hold a coaches meeting at 8:10am and a players meeting at 8:20am. Play will begin at 8:30am. The order of play will be Opening Round of Singles, First Round of Singles, First Round of Doubles,Second Round of Singles and Second Round of Doubles. Doubles players should be ready to play when called. Doubles play will not begin before 10:30. The forecast is for very warm temperatures. Please start hydrating! Please check back to the website for updates. Looking forward to some great tennis tomorrow!

Staples entries: (# indicate seeding, if any)
Singles
#1 Evan Felcher
Bradley Sheppard
#11 Benjamin Stein
#9 Kion Bruno
Doubles
#1 Eric Greenberg/Jack Tooker
#5 Sam Lampert/Eric Stein
#16 James Lamb/Andrew Saunders

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Staples Wins Their 5th Straight FCIAC Title in Epic 4-3 Match Against Greenwich

FCIAC FINALS

STAPLES 4 GREENWICH 3

*Staples finishes 21-0 on Season
*Wins 5th Straight FCIAC Championship
*Has won 55 matches in a row; dating back to 2016 season

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Order of Finish: 4S, 3S, 3D, 1D, 2S, 1S, 2D

Singles
1. Evan Felcher (S) def. Justin Speaker (G) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
2. Caleb Fockens (G) def. Kion Bruno (S) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
3. Ben Stein (S) def. Matthew Luzzi (G) 6-2, 6-4
4. Matthew Tamis (G) def. Bradley Sheppard (S) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
1. Jack Tooker / Eric Greenberg (S) def. Nick Liu / Hayden Witmer (G) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Eric Stein / Sam Lampert (S) def. Nick Dagnino / Alex Litt (G) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. James Crosby / Jimmy Pappas (G) def. Andrew Saunders / Jamie Lamb (S) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Click HERE for Greenwich Time article on the match.

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Staples Advances to Ninth Straight FCIAC Title Match

FCIAC SEMIFINALS

STAPLES 4DARIEN 2

Singles
1. Bobby Neuner (D) def. Kion Bruno (S) 6-3, 6-4
2. Ben Stein (S) def. Nick Derby (D) 6-2, 6-2
3. Eric Stein (S) def. Ethan Zhang (D) 6-0, 6-3
4. Bradley Sheppard (S) def. Ian Wise (D) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
1. Jack Tooker / Eric Greenberg (S) def. Neil Gandhi / Romano DeCaprio (D) 6-3, 6-1
2. Tyler Cramer / Chris Calderwood (D) def. Sam Lampert / Jason Katz (S) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
3. Jamie Lamb / Andrew Saunders (S) led Sergi Doroshin / Alex Decastro (D) 4-1

Staples moves to 20-0 for the season. They have won 54 straight matches dating back to the 2016 season. They are going for a fifth straight FCIAC Championship on Wednesday.

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