2014 State LL Tourney Recap

Congratulations to the Staples Wreckers Boys Tennis Team:
2014 State LL Team Champions
Baxter Stein/Connor Mitnick – State LL Doubles Champions
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For more pictures of Staples and other action including non-Staples players, see albums under PHOTOS  page for each day of the LL tournament.  Players are encouraged to download any photos — at no cost.

Fullscreen capture state champsFinal Team Standings: Staples 20 Greenwich 19 Amity 18

Congratulations to Greenwich High who were the runner-up to team championship as well as the runner-up in the doubles championship – Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer and congratulations Richard Ciamarra of Xavier who won the LL Singles Championship and Bryson Mosely of Ridgefield as runner-up.  A special thank you to the tournament directors for all their work organizing Class LL.

All matches were played  outdoors at Yale unless note as indoors.
Seeded players are noted with #.
For complete brackets click here to link to CIAC website.

Singles
1st Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) def. Matt Yang, Westhill 6-0, 6-0
Zack Levin (#6) (S) def Joseph Cashore, Cheshire 6-0, 6-0
Josh Moskovitz (S) def. Paul Greshin, Simsbury 6-0, 6-1
Max Zimmerman (S) def. Matthew Dahdah, Crosby 6-0, 6-0 (indoors)
2nd Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) def. Emil Friis, Fairfield Prep 6-0 6-1
Zack Levin (#6) (S) def. Keillor Mose, Ridgefield 6-0 6-3
Josh Moskovitz (S) def. Dylan Amble, Xavier 6-1 6-1
Max Zimmerman (S) def. Austin DuBois, Simsbury 3-6 6-2, 10-6
3rd Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) def. Phillip Hochman (#16), Amity 6-2, 6-0 (indoors)
Zack Levin (#6) (S) lost to Maxwell Einbinder (#12), Amity 5-7 6-7 (5-7) (indoors)
Josh Moskovitz, (S) lost to Zach Ely (#7), Brien McMahon 1-6, 1-6 (indoors)
Max Zimmerman (S) lost to Danny Soifer (#8), Westhill 2-6, 2-6 (indoors)
Quarterfinal Round
Luke Foreman (#4) (S) lost to Richard Ciamarra (#5), Xavier 2-6, 6-3, 4-6

Doubles
1st Round
William Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S), Bye
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S), Bye
Jason Chaskin/Thomas Price (#8) (S), Bye
2nd Round
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S) def. Ryan Brucato/Aaron Campos, Ridgefield 6-1 6-3
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Jordan Klein/Charlie Poarch, Newtown 6-1 6-0
Jason Chaskin/Sterling Price (#8) (S) def. Crosby Fox/Rishabh Tandon, Westhill 6-1 6-1
3rd Round
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S) def. Marco Canepa/Jared Pepper, Amity 6-1, 6-0 (indoors)
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Trent Newman/Robert Graham, Greenwich 6-0, 6-0 (indoors)
Jason Chaskin/Sterling Price (#8) (S) lost to Tyler Dagino/Max Minichetti (#10), Greenwich 0-6 7-6. 9-11
Quarterfinal Round
Will Andrews/Jack Reardon (#3) (S) lost to Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich 6-4, 3-6, 0-6
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Gabriel Betancur/Nicholas Sabatelli (#4), Amity 6-0, 6-0 (indoors)
Semi-Final Round
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Patrick Sheen-Delany/Thomas Knortz(#1), Ridgefield 7-5, 7-5
Championship Round
Connor Mitnick/Baxter Stein (#6) (S) def. Louis McKenzie/Shaw Speer (#5), Greenwich 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

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. In 2014, there were 6 rounds of singles (preliminary round prior to 1st round was discounted due to size)  and 6 rounds of doubles.

Click HERE for a link to past CT State Team Champions.

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