Girls tennis: After first loss, Wilton bounces back, sweeps Rams
After a hard-fought 6-1 loss to Staples on Monday, the Wilton High girls tennis team bounced back in a big way on Tuesday by sweeping New Canaan 7-0.
The Warriors (3-1) got straight-set wins in the singles from Natalie Ivanov, Isabella Koziol, Jelena Sypher and Cara Kilmartin, who between them lost only eight games.
The three doubles matches were all battles. Rachel Low and Amber Li won in straight sets in a tough first doubles match, 6-4, 7-5, while Wilton won in three sets at both seconds doubles (Meghan Golden and Alix Wadehra) and third doubles (Kira Essig and Alexandra Iotzova).
In Monday’s loss at Staples, Wilton’s lone win came at second singles by Koziol, who rallied from a set down to win in three sets. The freshman is 4-0 on the season.
Kilmartin at fourth singles lost in three sets, as did Low and Li at first doubles.
Match results were:
Staples 6, Wilton 1
Singles : Alyssa Dimaio (S) def. Natalie Ivanov, 7-5, 6-0; Isabella Koziol (W) def. Oliva Foster, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1; Vanessa Mauricio (S) def. Jelena Sypher, 6-2, 6-1; Olivia Gordy (S) def. Cara Kilmartin, 6-1, 5-7. 6-1; Doubles : Kristin Butler-Meghan Brown (S) def. Rachel Low and Amber Li, 6-2, 5-7, 6-0; Gabriela Vega-Hannah Bjorkman (S) def. Kira Essig-Arden Lee, 6-0, 6-3; Lily Smith-Alisyn Kercher (S) def. Meghan Golden-Alix Wadehra, 6-0, 6-0.
Wilton 7, New Canaan 0
Singles : Natalie Ivanov (W) def. Caroline Mayock, 6-3, 6-3; Isabella Koziol (W) def. Sophie Gardner, 6-0, 6-1; Jelena Sypher (W) def. Liz Gehnrich, 6-0, 6-0; Cara Kilmartin (W) def. Jenny Loomis, 6-0, 6-1; Doubles : Rachel Low and Amber Li (W) def. Abby Crowley-Ashley Walker, 6-4, 7-5; Meghan Golden-Alix Wadehra (W) def. Brittany Barber-Carroll Rudman, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2; Kira Essig-Alexandra Iotzova (W) def. Grace Brady-Grace Rukznis , 6-2, 3-6 10-4.