Boys tennis: Wilton nips Darien, 4-3, to improve to 9-0
The Wilton High boys tennis edged Darien on Thursday in Darien, 4-3, to stay undefeated on the season.
The Warriors (9-0) and New Canaan (10-0) are the only FCIAC teams that are still undefeated.
Wilton got straight-set wins at first singles from freshman Nick Condos and fifth singles from freshman Jay Cassone.
Darien got straight-set wins at second, third and fourth singles from Tim Derby, Michael Karr and Luke Uhlman.
The Warriors won both doubles matches. At number-one doubles, Jordan Lord and Henry Murphy remained undefeated as they handled Darien’s Harrison Walter and Cooper Murray in straight sets.
The second doubles match was pivotal, with the Wilton duo of Ryan Walsh and Conrad Emerson winning in three sets over Matt Mertens and Ben Brown.
The Blue Wave dropped to 7-2 with the loss.
Wilton was coming off a 7-0 sweep of Danbury last Wednesday at home. The Warriors won every match in straight sets, losing only 13 games.
With the win, the Warriors clinched a state tournament berth.
Results for the matches were:
Wilton 4, Darien 3
Nick Condos (W) def. Bobby Neuner, 6-1, 6-3;
Tim Derby (D) def. Quentin Thouvenot, 6-0, 6-2;
Michael Karr (D) def. Tim Sullivan, 6-1, 6-0;
Luke Uhlman (D) def. Alex Hattenbach, 6-2, 6-4;
Jay Cassone (W) def. Russell Mahaney, 6-2, 6-2;
Jordan Lord-Henry Murphy (W) def. Harrison Walter-Cooper Murray, 6-3, 6-3;
Ryan Walsh-Conrad Emerson (W) def. Matt Martens-Ben Brown, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Wilton 7, Danbury 0
Nick Condos (W) def. Griffin Barnett, 6-0, 6-4;
Quentin Thouvenot (W) def. Eric Tenesaca, 6-2, 6-1;
Tim Sullivan (W) def. Edwin Amigon, 6-1, 6-0;
Alex Hattenbach (W) def. Zachary Shuster, 6-3, 6-0;
Jay Cassone (W) def. Nick Walker, 6-0, 6-0;
Jordan Lord-Henry Murphy (W) def. Dan Borges-Joe Kiselak, 6-0, 6-0;
Ryan Farinas-Clay Adams (W) def. Kyle Krohomer-Ben Shuster, 6-2, 6-0.