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North Branford Boys' Tennis Stands at 2-4.

At the end of a very busy week of play, the North Branford T-Birds topped HK 4-3 and fell to Old Saybrook 6-1.

Under new head coach Rick Geremia, the North Branford boys' tennis team stands at 2-3 on the 2012 season, most recently topping Haddam-Killingworth (0-5) 4-3 on April 12.

The T-Birds swept doubles action as Ryan Dombrowski and Joe Parisi took a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nick Ventui and Pat Gorman at No. 1 and Randy Willis and John Opie beat HK's Thomas Irwin and Sam Stoner 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 2 slot.

North Branford took wins at No. 2 and No. 5 singles with Andrew Westwood taking a 6-2, 6-4 win over Zach Carmichael at No. 2 and Phil Maresca earning a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ian McDonald at No. 5.

HK's Cameron Gerick got a win in the No. 1 spot over Scott Jackson (6-2, 6-4), while Mario Caruro topped North Branford's Jake Caplan 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3. At No. 4 singles, HK's Ken Duffy and North Branford's Dan Constantinedi pushed their match to three sets with Duffy eventually taking a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 win.

The next day, the T-Birds (2-4) traveled to Old Saybrook (5-0) and took a 6-1 loss. Dombrowski and Parisi earned North Branford's lone win on the day, beating Sam Henry and Suraj Khosla 7-5, 6-1. The win upped the senior captain duo's record to 5-1 on the season.

Other results included: 

Singles

  • No. 1 Jack Rothman (OS) over Jackson (6-0, 6-0)
  • No. 2 Rocky Zhang (OS) over Westwood(6-4, 6-1)
  • No. 3  Tenzin Wangchuk (OS) over Constantinedi  (6-2, 6-0)
  • No. 4 Taavi Koiu-Haus (OS) over Maresca (3-6, 6-4, 6-3)
  • No. 5 Mitchell Lee (OS) over Connor Sullivan (6-0, 6-0)

Doubles

  • No. 2 Andrew Pan/Scott Dunlap (OS) over Willis/Opie (6-4, 7-5)

"Although the North Branford boys' tennis team finished a crueling week–playing a total of four matches including three consecutive matches from Wednesday to Friday–there were many positives that came through during this difficult schedule," said Geremia. "[In addition to Dombrowski and Parisi's play at No. 1 doubles], other very good performances were given by No. 2 doubles team Randy Willis [senior] and John Opie [sophomore], winning two matches, as well as Phil Maresca [sophomore] winning his first match of the season, as well as taking two other players into third sets. Senior Scott Jackson has also preformed well playing the No. 1 singles position."

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