Second Day In A Row, Regular Season Opener Has Been Postponed

The Wreckers match today against Danbury has been postponed due to weather until Friday April 6th.

Staples will look towards tomorrow for there home opener against Trinity at 3:30.

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Home Opener Today Has Been Postponed

Season opening match at home against Trinity Catholic has been postponed to Wednesday April 4th due to weather.

The Wreckers will travel to Danbury tomorrow for an away match at 3:30.

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2018 Season Opener Monday April 2nd Against Trinity Catholic

The Staples Boys Tennis team opens the season on Monday April 2nd at 3:30pm on the Staples Varsity Courts against Trinity Catholic.

The Wreckers are the defending Class LL and FCIAC Champions.

They enter the 2018 season on a 34 match winning streak (dating back to 2016).

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2018 Mandatory Meeting for All Boys wanting to Tryout for Tennis teams

Their will be a mandatory meeting on Wednesday February 14th in Room 188 at 2:30 for all boys wanting to tryout for tennis this upcoming season.

*Meeting will take about 15 minutes*

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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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