Three of four Canton victories come in three sets in win over Raiders

Tennis graphicCANTON, April 13 – Liam Connolly, Brendan Shepart and Brian Barger all came up victorious in the deciding third set to help lift the Canton boys tennis team to a 4-3 NCCC victory over Windsor Locks Wednesday at Mills Pond Park.

Connolly won the third set by a 7-5 margin while Shepard won two consecutive sets after dropping the first set. Barger also won the decisive third set by a 7-5 margin to lift the Warriors, now 2-1. Joe Bowman also won at first singles for Canton, which beat Hartford Classical on Monday, 6-1.

The Canton High girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 on the year with a 7-0 loss on the road at Windsor Locks. The Warriors did beat East Granby on Friday, 5-2, for their first victory of the season.

Canton 4, Windsor Locks 3
At Canton
Singles: Joe Bowman (C) def. Marc Labbe, 6-1, 6-3; Liam Connolly (C) def. Chris Quealy-Monroe, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5; Brendan Shepard (C) def. Jacob Beaumont, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Brian Barger (C) def. Adam Fabi, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Doubles: Windsor Locks def. Cole Glasgow/Leon Chin lost 4-6, 4-6; Windsor Locks def. James Vetro/ Mike Dupre lost 6-8; Windsor Locks wins third doubles by forfeit
Records: Canton 2-1, 2-1 NCCC

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