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Bolton wins NCCC girls tennis tourney with Canton, Granby finishing tied for 3rd

Canton’s Kate Hynes finished second at No. 1 singles in Thursday’s NCCC girls tennis tournament. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

MANCHESTER, May 25 – League champion Bolton won three of four singles flights and the top doubles flight to win the 2017 NCCC girls tennis tournament Thursday at Magic Lincer Tennis Club. Erica, Dean, Megan Callahan and Catherine Baum won in singles for the Bulldogs while Christina McDonnell and LeeAnn Snuffer won in doubles.

Bolton, which won the NCCC championship with a 15-1 record this spring, nipped Coventry, 18-16 to win the league tournament.

Canton, which finished tied for second place in the league with an 11-5 record, finished tied for third with Granby in the tournament. Canton’s Kate Hynes finished second at No. 1 singles while the team of Samantha Dionne and Morgan Vacca finished second at No. 2 doubles.

Canton’s Morgan Vacca and Samantha Dionne took second at No. 2 double at Thursday’s NCCC girls tennis tournament. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton (11-5) opens play in the Class S tournament on Saturday morning when the No. 13 Warriors face No. 20 Cromwell (13-7) at Weston High School. The winner faces No. 4 Weston (16-2) at 4 p.m. in a second round match. The quarterfinals are on Tuesday.

Granby’s Cheryl Latona and Jordan Weber won the third singles title for the Bears while Grace Hoeckele finished second at No. 2 singles. The Bears face No. 18 Coventry in the first round of the Class S tournament on Saturday with the winner moving on to face Bolton in the second round at 4 p.m.

Canton’s Manuela Montoya returns a shot during Thursday’s NCCC girls tennis tournament in Manchester. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

2017 NCCC championships
At Magic Lincer TC, Manchester
Team results — 1. Bolton, 18; 2. Coventry, 16; 3. Canton and Granby, 15;  5. Suffield, 13; 6. East Granby and Ellington, 9; 8. Windsor Locks, 7; 9. Hartford Classical, 3
No. 1: Erica Dean, Bolton def. Kate Hynes, Canton, 6-1
No. 2: Megan Callahan, Bolton def. Grace Hoeckele, Granby, 6-2
No. 3: Catherine Baum, Bolton, def. Kaitlyn Sistare, Coventry, 6-2
No. 4: Sydney Brierley, Coventry def. Courtney Daigle, Suffield, 6-2
No. 1: Christina McDonnell/LeeAnn Snuffer, Bolton def. McKenzie Rusczyk/Ashley Meehan, Suffield, 6-0
No. 2: Eve White/Alessandra Damato, East Granby def. Samantha Dionne/Morgan Vacca, Canton, 6-2
No. 3: Cheryl Latona/Jordan Weber, Granby def. Lauren Remes/Lydia Tata, Coventry, 6-3

2017 NCCC girls tennis NCCC Overall
xy-Bolton 15-1 15-1
Canton 11-5 11-5
Granby 11-5 11-5
Ellington 10-6 12-6
Coventry 10-6 12-6
Suffield 9-7 9-7
Windsor Locks 3-13 3-13
East Granby 2-14 2-14
Hartford Classical 1-15 1-15

x-won league championship
y-won league tournament

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years.

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