State LL Tourney – Recap

Congratulations to the Staples Wreckers Boys Tennis Team:
2012 State LL Championship Team Runner-up
Jack Reardon/Evan Davis – State LL Doubles Runner-ups

Congratulations to Greenwich High who won the team championship as well as the singles championship – Tyler Kratky and congratulations to Miles Singer and Brandon Pomerance who won the doubles championship.

Until the quarterfinals on Tuesday, 6/5/2012, matches were played in West Hartford at Hall High School(HH) and St. Joe’s College (SJ). Quarterfinal and Semifinals matches were played indoors and outdoors at Yale. Finals were played on 6/7/2012 outdoors at Conard High, West Hartford.

Seeded players are noted with #.

For complete brackets click here to link to CIAC website.

1st Round (Played Thurs 5/31 unless noted):
Josh Moskovitz defeated Kamil Budnik, New Britain 6-0, 6-0
Graham Hyman #12 defeated Nick Morelli, Westhill 6-3, 6-0
Jake Hirschberg #3 defeated Wilhad Reuter, Ridgefield 6-2, 6-0
Connor Mitnick  defeated Will Donahue, Simsbury (at SJ) 6-4,6-3
2nd Round (Played Thurs 5/31 unless noted):
Arnauld Valentin #9, Ridgefield defeated Josh Moskovitz 6-0,6-1
Austin Dubois, Simsbury defeated Graham Hyman #12 (at SJ) 6-3, 6-3
Jake Hirschberg #3 defeated Tyler Keane, Glastonbury 6-0, 6-3
Bryan Adams #2, Cheshire defeated Connor Mitnick 6-0, 6-0 (Sun.)
3rd Round (Played Sunday 6/3):
Jake Hirschberg #3 defeated Zach Ely #19, Brien McMahon (Norwalk) 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinal Round (Monday, 6/4):
Jason Seidman #5, Amity defeated Jake Hirschberg #3 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-0

1st Round (Played Thurs 5/31):
Baxter Stein/Jason Chaskin def. Devin Hickman/Abdul Zacharah, West Haven 6-0, 6-0
Evan Davis/Jack Reardon #9 def. Dang Vo Tran/Kenny Wen, NFA 6-0, 6-1
Zack Levin/Steve Thomson #2 BYE
2nd Round (Played Thurs 5/31):
Baxter Stein/Jason Chaskin def.  Colin Kirkland/Omesh Kamat #13, Simsbury 6-1, 6-1
Evan Davis/Jack Reardon #9 defeated Jason Rothberg/Nick Sabatelli, Amity 6-1, 6-4
Zack Levin/Steve Thomson #2 def.  Charles Glazer/Cole Miranda, Simsbury 6-0, 6-0
3rd Round (Played Sunday 6/3):

Douglas Butturini/Matthew DePrima #4 defeated Ridgefield Stein/Chaskin 6-0, 6-2
Davis/Reardon #9  defeated John Boehringer/Shane Sutera#6, Fairfield Prep 6-2, 6-2
Levin/Thomson #2 defeated Gabriel Bettancur/Jason Hippona #16, Amity 6-1, 6-2
Quarterfinal Round (Sunday 6/3- suspended due to rain – finished Tuesday 6/5 at Yale Indoors):
Davis/Reardon #9 defeated Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer #14, Greenwich 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Levin/Thomson #2 defeated Will Morris/Bobby Schneider #7, Glastonbury 6-1, 6-3
Semifinal Round (Wednesday 6/6 at Yale):
Davis/Reardon #9 defeated. Levin/Thomson #2 6-3 7-6(8)
Finals (Thursday 6/7 Conard High, West Hartford
Brandon Pomerance/Miles Singer #1, Westhill (Stamford) defeated Evan Davis/Jack Reardon #9, 6-0, 6-0

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In the State LL format, schools can enter players either into the singles tournament or doubles tournament. Based on team and player qualifications, schools can enter up to 7 teams and can choose to enter 5 singles and 2 doubles teams or 4 singles and 3 doubles teams. For the team standings, one point is awarded for each round won however teams with first round byes receive two points if they win their first match. There are 7 rounds of singles (including preliminary round prior to 1st round)  and 6 rounds of doubles.

Class LL final standings are:
1. Greenwich 25;
2. Staples 21;
3. Glastonbury 18;
4. Amity 17;
5. Hall and Ridgefield, 13;
6. Cheshire and Westhill, 11.

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