Canton splits first two matches of the week

Canton’s top singles player Kate Hynes returns a shot during Monday’s loss to Coventry. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

ELLINGTON, May 2 – This week promises to be a busy one for the Canton High girls tennis team. The Warriors have three straight matches to open the week.

On Monday, Canton dropped a close 4-3 decision to undefeated Coventry in North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) play but on Tuesday, the Warriors rebounded with a 5-2 win over Ellington to improve to 6-2 on the season. Canton was scheduled to play Hartford Classical on Wednesday.

Against the Patriots (5-0), top singles player Katherine Hynes won in two sets but won the final set with a 7-4 tiebreaker. In doubles, Canton’s No. 1 team of Lindsay Vacca and Belle Magna won in straight sets along with No. 2 doubles team Morgan Vacca and Summi Dione.

On Tuesday, Hynes won again for Canton at No. 1 singles while Brina Donovan earned a victory at No. 3 singles. The Warriors won all three bouts in doubles with Lindsay Vacca and Manuela Montoya winning at No. 1 doubles, Morgan Vacca and Samantha Dionne prevailing at No. 2 doubles and Lindsay LaClair and Elizabeth Wallberger winning at No. 3 doubles.

Canton’s Morgan Vacca and Samantha Dionne get in position to return a shot during Monday’s match against Coventry. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton (6-2) returns to action next Monday with a match at Bolton.

Coventry 4, Canton 3
At Coventry
Singles: Katherine Hynes (Canton) def. Julie Ruthkowski, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); Callie Moulton (Coventry) def. Manuella Montoya, 0-6, 6-3, 6-1; Kaitlyn Sistave (Coventry) def. Lauren Almeida, 6-0, 6-4; Sydney Brierley (Coventry) def. Kayla Underkoffler, 6-4, 6-0
Doubles: Lindsay Vacca/Belle Magna (Canton) def. Sofie Calro, Sarah Crosby, 6-1, 6-4; Morgan Vacca/Summi Dione (Canton) def. Juliana D’Orazio/Lindsay Parzych, 6-1, 6-1; Lauren Remies/Lyoia Tata (Coventry) def. Lindsay LaClair/Briann Donovan, 7-5, 7-6
Records: Coventry 5-0, Canton 5-2

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