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Canton rebounds from tough loss to Bolton with 7-0 sweep over Classical

Canton’s Lauren Alemeida returns a shot in Tuesday’s win over Classical in West Hartford. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

WEST HARTFORD, May 9 – A day after a tough loss to Bolton, the Canton High girls tennis team rolled to a 7-0 win over Hartford Classical at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford to improve to 8-3 on the season.

Katherine Hynes, Manuela Montoya, Lauren Almeida and Brina Donovan won in single for the Warriors – each in straight sets.

On Monday, Bolton avenged their only loss of the season with a 4-3 win the visiting Warriors. Canton beat Bolton on April 17 by a 4-3 margin. This time, the Bulldogs swept all four singles matches to secure the victory. Bolton’s Erica Bean had to go to three sets to beat Katherine Hynes at No. 1 singles.

Canton’s Brina Donovan has her eyes on the ball Tuesday against Classical. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Bolton improved to 9-1 season with the victory but they still trail undefeated Coventry (10-0) and have two matches left with the Patriots. Canton remains fourth with an 8-3 mark, a half-game behind Granby (8-2). The Warriors return to action on Thursday when they travel to Suffield for a doubleheader.

Canton’s Morgan Vacca is focused in Tuesday’s match against Classical. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

Canton 7, Hartford Classical 0
At West Hartford (Elizabeth Park)
Singles: Katherine Hynes (C) def. Audrey Ponski, 6-1, 6-1; Manuela Montoya (C) def. Rachel Knoverhause 6-4, 6-4; Lauren Almeida (C) def. B. Velez, 6-4, 6-0; Brina Donovan (C) def. Yulani Fagan, 6-4, 6-0
Doubles: Lindsay Vacca/Belle Magna (C) def. Emma Cook/Anjal Persaud, 6-2, 6-0; Morgan Vacca/Samantha Dionne (C) def. Angela Gunter/Devonne Line, 6-2, 6-1; Lindsay LaClair/Elizabeth Wallberg (C) def. Ashley Dwyer/Jade Plaismond, 6-1, 6-1
Records: Canton 8-3, Classical 1-10

Bolton 4, Canton 3
At Bolton
Singles: Erica Dean (B) def. Katherine Hynes, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2; Megan Callahan (B) def. Lauren Almedia, 6-2, 6-0; Christina McDonald (B) def. Brina Donovan, 6-1, 6-4; Lee Ann Schuffer (B) def. Belle Magna, 6-4, 6-1
Doubles: Lindsay Vacca/Manuela Montoya (C) def. Catherine Baum/Lilli Minnicucci, 6-1, 6-2; Morgan Vacca/Samantha Dionne (C) def. Paige Oliveri/Allison Brady, 6-4, 6-0; Lindsay LaClair/Kay Underknoffler (C) def. Gina Ritchie/Akacia Hammer, 7-6 (10-3), 6-1
Records: Canton 7-3, Bolton 9-1

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