Girls tennis: Wilton pulls out win over Darien
In a match that stretched out over two days, the Wilton High girls tennis team outlasted Darien for a 4-3 win on Wednesday in Darien.
It was the first win over Darien in three years for the Warriors, who improved to 4-0.
The match was stopped on Tuesday evening due to darkness. When play resumed on Wednesday, Wilton was up 3-2 with two matches left.
At third doubles, senior Hanna Montgomery and sophomore Kaitlyn Zheng began play with a 4-3 lead in the third set, and swept the remaining two games for a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 win.
Senior Sammy Augenbraun, at fourth singles, started the day down 2-1 in the third set, and wound up losing the hard-fought set, 6-4, to Katie Lashendock.
All in all, three matches went to three sets, and several others were extremely hard-fought.
At third singles, senior captain Allie Schaefer was down a set and match point, but fought back to win in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, over Allegra Molkenthin.
Other wins for Wilton came from freshman Maddi Stow at first singles, and junior Maddy Murphy and sophomore Bridget Cott at second doubles.
Results for the match were:
Wilton 4, Darien 3
Maddi Stow (W) def. Jenna Murray, 6-0, 6-2;
Pia Teschner (D) def. Brooke Connolly, 7-6, 6-4;
Allie Schaefer (W) def. Allegra Molkenthin, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2;
Katie Lashendock (D) def. Sammy Augenbraun, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4;
Sarah Alptekin-Catherine Hafield (D) def. Maya Srivastava-Javiera Fiol, 6-2, 7-6;
Maddy Murphy-Bridget Cott (W) def. Libby Feingold-Anna Barsanti, 6-4, 6-4;
Kaitlyn Zheng-Hannah Montgomery (W) def. Christy Conley-Sandhya Avula, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3;
Exhibition: Ally Shay-Maya Seshan (W) def. Madison Bolorin-Haley Close, 6-4, 6-0.