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Canton boys tennis looks foward to 2nd half of season

CANTON, May 9 — In the first four weeks, the time on the court has been limited for the Canton High boys tennis team due to rain and foul spring weather. “We had eight full practices,” Canton coach Dante Boffi said. “We’ll have an action-packed second half of the season.”

In the first month of the season, the Warriors got in just four matches, going 1-3 with a 5-2 victory over Windsor Locks/East Granby. They began the month of May with another 5-2 decision over the Locks/East Granby co-op team.

Nate Scott didn’t drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 victory while Peter Jutras (No. 2 singles) and Mason Case (No. 4 singles) also earned victories. The doubles teams of Alex Boonyonostade and Ben Corbitt won along with Matt Herman and Tyler Van Kirk.

“The one thing we can take solace is that everyone else is in the same boat as we are,” Boffi said. “There is nothing we can do about it. We just have to be more effective.”

Canton (2-6, 2-6 NCCC) has faced three of the top teams in the league with matches against Suffield, Granby and Avon. “When you play better competition, you’re going to get better,” Boffi said.

GIRLS TENNIS: Canton comes close but falls
CANTON, May 9 — Canton (1-7, 1-7 NCCC) came close to their second win of the season in a 4-3 loss to Coventry. The Warriors swept the three doubles matches with Nancy Kurtz and Kassie Grecula winning at No. 1 doubles, Stephanie Kupchik and Jill Miller winning at No. 2 and Kailynn Malay and Kelsey Poe earning a 9-8 victory at No. 3 doubles. But four losses in singles was the difference. In a second match last week, Avon shutout the Warriors, 7-0, last Friday.

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. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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