COVENTRY, May 24 – The Coventry High girls tennis went to three sets to win at fourth singles and third doubles to beat Granby, 4-3, and capture their first North Central Connecticut Conference girls tennis championship Thursday.
After dropping the first set, Coventry’s Julia Zapor rallied to outlast Granby’s Dwaritha Ramash at fourth singles, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 and pick up a key point. Coventry’s third doubles team of Julianna D’Orazio and Maddy Franco prevailed in a close match with Granby’s Laura Tickey and Kaitlyn Scotty, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to pick up another crucial point for the Patriots (16-2, 16-2 NCCC).
Kaitlyn Sistare and Sydney Brierley also won for Coventry in singles.
Granby (15-3, 15-3 NCCC) was led by Grace Hoekle, who won at first singles and doubles teams of Karly Fisher/Rachel Hennessy and Emma Fetridge and Cheryl Latona who won matches. Hoekle and Fetridge/Latona each had to go three sets to win.
Coventry 4, Granby 3
Singles: Grace Hoeckle (G) def, Julia Rutkowski 6-4, 1-6, 6-1; Kaitlyn Sistare (C) def. Heather Salter 6-4, 6-2; Sydney Brierley (C) def. Shannon McCord 6-2, 6-2; Julia Zapor (C) def. Dwaritha Ramash 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: Karly Fisher/Rachel Hennessy (G) def Lindsay Parzych/Sofia Calvo 6-2, 6-2; Emma Fetridge/Cheryl Latona (G) def. Lauren Remes/Lydia Tata 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Juliana D’Orazio/Maddy Franco (C) def. Laura Tickey/Kaitlyn Scotty 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Records: Coventry 16-2, 16-2 NCCC; Granby 15-3, 15-3 NCCC