Wilton boys tennis falls to Darien in FCIAC quarterfinals
Darien was able to flip two matches from an earlier 4-3 loss to the Wilton boys tennis team, and that was enough to score a 5-2 win on Thursday in the FCIAC quarterfinals in Wilton.
The fourth-seeded Warriors dropped to 14-4 with the loss. Darien, the fifth seed, improved to 12-4 and advanced to the semifinals.
Darien won all five singles matches, with three of the matches decided in three sets.
At first singles, Bobby Nuener avenged a straight-set loss to Wilton’s Nick Condos in the regular-season match by rallying for a three-set win, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Russell Mahoney, at fifth singles, had lost to Jay Cassone last time out, but on Thursday rallied from a set down to win in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
At fourth singles, Darien’s Luke Uhlman also went to three sets against Alex Hattenbach, prevailing by the score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Tim Derby at second singles and Michael Karr at third singles both won in straight sets.
The Warriors swept the two doubles matches, with Jordan Lord and Henry Murphy continuing their impressive season at first doubles with a straight-set victory.
At second doubles, Ryan Walsh and Conrad Emerson got a tough challenge from Matt Martens and Ben Brown, but pulled out the win in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
Next up for Wilton is the Class L state tournament, which opens May 28.
Darien 5, Wilton 2
Bobby Nuener (D) def. Nick Condos, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4;
Tim Derby (D) def. Quentin Thouvenot, 6-0, 6-2;
Michael Karr (D) def. Tim Sullivan, 6-1, 6-4;
Luke Uhlman (D) def. Alex Hattenbach, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2;
Russell Mahoney (D) def. Jay Cassone, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1;
Jordan Lord-Henry Murphy (W) def. Cooper Murray-Harrison Walter, 6-1, 6-3;
Ryan Walsh-Conrad Emerson (W) def. Matt Martens-Ben Brown, 6-3, 7-5.