The Press’s Best-Of Awards for Ridgefield High School’s 2017 spring sports season:
Pairing: It might have seemed unlikely: A senior and a freshman, who were the team’s top-two singles players during the regular season, combining to play doubles and win a state championship. Yet that’s precisely what Andrew Mercorella (the senior) and Brian Song (the freshman) did. Seeded third, the two Ridgefield High players put on a dominating display to win the Class LL state doubles title. Song and Mercorella won all five of their matches in straight sets, including a 6-1, 6-0 rout of the fourth-seeded Staples team in the finals.