Staples defeats Westhill (Stamford)


1.  Brandon Pomerance (W) def. Jake Hirschberg (S)  6-1,2-6,7-6(9)
2.  Danny Soifer (W) def. Graham Hyman (S)  4-6,7-6(6),6-1
3.  Josh Moskovitz (S) def. Miles Singer (W)  6-0,7-5
4.  Prashant Toteja (W) def. Zack Levin (S) 6-3,6-4
5.  Connor Mitnick (S) def. Alex Romaine (W)  6-2,6-1
1.  Steve Thomson / Baxter Stein (S) def.  Nick Morelli / Connor Chiusano (W)  6-0,6-1
2.  Evan Davis / Jack Reardon (S) def. Matt Frederick / Josh Friedman (W)  6-0,6-1

After a grueling afternoon of strong tennis play, the Staples Wreckers defeated the Westhill Vikings by a tight score of 4-3. The Wreckers are now 12-1 on the year, while Westhill adds only its second tally to the loss column, dropping to 10-2 in 2012.

First off the court was the Staples #1 doubles tandem of Steve Thomson and Baxter Stein, who beat their Westhill counterparts, Nick Morelli and Connor Chiusano, 6-0, 6-1. Shortly thereafter, Staples’ Connor Mitnick finished his match, defeating Westhill’s Alex Romaine at #5 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Westhill came back strong, however, getting on the board with Prashant Toteja’s 6-3, 6-4 victory over freshman Zack Levin. With the team up 2-1, freshman Josh Moskovitz fought off a tough opponent and a strong comeback attempt, defeating Westhill’s Miles Singer at #4 singles, 6-0, 7-5. Clinching the match for the Wreckers was their #2 doubles team of Jack Reardon and Evan Davis, who won 6-0, 6-1 over the Westhill team of Matt Frederick and Josh Friedman. With the outcome already determined, Westhill took the #1 and #2 singles matches, when Brandon Pomerance defeated Jake Hirschberg in a three set battle, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(9), and Danny Soifer came back to beat Graham Hyman, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-1.

Next up for Staples is their rain-delayed match against Darien at home, while Westhill has a tough match against the Ridgefield Tigers, also at home.

– by contributing writer Luke Foreman

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Remaining Regular Season Matches:
Fri., 5/11 Continuation of Daren Match at Staples

Mon., 5/14 Trinity away at Scalzi Park [Directions]
Tennis-Scalzi Park in Stamford. Take Rte. 95 to Exit 7-Atlantic Street. Go straight at end of exit until the road ends. Go right at light. Follow for approximately 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at intersection with Bridge Street. Go left onto Bridge Street. Entrance to park is on the left.

Tue., 5/15 New Canaan at Staples

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