Girls tennis: Warriors close in on top-four FCIAC seed

Sweeping three more opponents over the past week, the Wilton High girls tennis team inched closer to locking up the fourth seed for the FCIAC playoffs.

The Warriors (11-3) are currently tied with Greenwich for the fourth seed, behind Fairfield Ludlowe (15-0), Staples (12-1) and Darien (13-2). New Canaan is a match back at 10-4.

Wilton plays Staples today and Danbury on Monday in its final two matches, while Greenwich plays Ludlowe and Stamford. New Canaan’s final matches are against Darien and Westhill.

The Warriors beat both Greenwich (4-3) and New Canaan (5-2) during the regular season.

As things stand as of Wednesday, the final two playoffs spots would go to Trumbull (9-6) and Fairfield Warde (8-6).

On Monday and Tuesday, Wilton had little trouble with Westhill and St. Joseph, with a pair of 7-0 wins. The team honored its three seniors before Monday's home match — four-year players Bridget Cott (a two-year team captain) and Kaitlyn Zheng (a one-year captain) and first-year varsity player Brooke Wistreich.

Last Thursday, the Warriors notched a key 5-2 win over Trumbull. Taylor Ingerman and Kaitlyn Zheng scored straight-set wins at second and third singles.

In the doubles, Wilton got wins (all in straight sets) from the teams of Bridget Cott and Ally Shay, Leigh Culhane and Rachel Low, and Katie Robertson and Kinsey Watson.

Results for the matches were:
Wilton 5, Trumbull 2 
Singles: Amy Zammarieh (T) def. Sarah Steinberg 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Ingerman (W) def. Julia Provenzano 6-0, 6-1; Kaitlyn Zheng (W) def. Kristen Peterson 6-0, 6-1; Unique Akinloye (T) def. Hannah Jung 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Doubles: Bridget Cott-Ally Shay (W) def. Nicole Anderson-Angelika Servetas 6-0, 6-0; Leigh Cuhane-Rachel Low (W) def. Sruthi Kalindidi-Keerthi Yalamanchili 6-1, 6-1; Katie Robertson-Kinsey Watson (W) def. Lauren Louw-Julia Louw 6-4, 6-1.
Wilton 7, Westhill 0
Singles: Maddi Stow (Wilton) def. Quinn Devlin, 6-0, 6-1; Rachel Low (Wilton) def. Maddie Kaba, 6-2, 6-2; Katie Robertson (Wilton) def. Hannah Soiter, 6-2, 6-0; Isabella Jones (Wilton) def. Alex Bergman, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6; Doubles: Kaitlyn Zheng-Taylor Ingerman (Wilton) def. Ellie Goldstein-Tricia Kober, 6-0, 6-1; Bridget Cott-Ally Shay (Wilton) def. Shauna Virtudes-Natalie Druehl, 6-1, 6-1; Brooke Wistreich-Hannah Jung (Wilton) def. Aleks Pasciaki-Annie Moreilli, 3-6, 6-2, 10-4.
Wilton 7, St. Joseph 0
Singles: Maddi Stow (W) def. Samantha Rudini, 6-0, 6-0; Emma Stow (W) def. Samantha Capozzi, 6-4, 7-5; Sara Steinberg (W) def. Bridget Fatse, 6-0, 6-0; Jelena Sypher (W) def. Ava Tompkins, 6-1, 6-0; Doubles: Kaitlyn Zheng-Taylor Ingerman (W) def. Lauren Hensley-Olivia Hensley, 6-3, 6-2; Bridget Cott-Ally Shay (W) def. Kathryn Fitzsimmons-Jayne Hickey, 6-0, 6-0; Leigh Culnane-Rachel Low (W) def. Claire Condron-Elizabeth Banquer, 6-0, 6-0.