Ridgefield nearly upsets unbeaten New Canaan
The Ridgefield High boys tennis team came close to beating undefeated New Canaan last Friday afternoon.
But wins in all three doubles matches — two in three sets — allowed the Rams to edge Ridgefield, 4-3, in New Canaan.
The Tigers got their points by taking three of the four singles matches.
At first singles, Brian Song beat New Canaan's JJ Lee by scores of 6-2, 6-0. Adding victories for Ridgefield were James Hourihan (4-6, 6-2, 6-1) at third singles and Seth Prusko (6-3, 6-2) at fourth singles.
New Canaan avoided a sweep when Matthew Brand bested Ridgefield's Ramiro Davila, 6-4, 6-3, at second singles.
The Rams got a 6-2, 6-2 triumph from Luke Crowley and Jack Moore over Andre Letourneau and Tadd Long at first doubles and then pulled out three-set wins in the other two doubles matches.
At second doubles, Jack McCarthy and Alessandro Sulpizi rallied to beat Ridgefield's Joe Campos and Emmett O'Malley by scores of 1-6, 7-6, 7-5. And at third doubles, New Canaan's Aryan Pal and Andrew Zuo registered a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Noah Butler and Carter Schroppe.
The loss was the third straight for the Tigers, who are 7-4 going into today's match with Norwalk.
New Canaan is now 14-0 entering tomorrow's showdown with Staples (13-1).