Ridgefield tennis teams top Trumbull

Tadd Long and the Ridgefield High boys tennis team are off to a 3-0 start this season.
Tadd Long and the Ridgefield High boys tennis team are off to a 3-0 start this season.

The Ridgefield High boys and girls tennis teams continued their unbeaten starts to the 2019 season on Thursday afternoon.

Playing at home, the Ridgefield girls edged Trumbull, 4-3. The teams split the four singles matches, but the Tigers (3-0) took two of the three doubles matches.

Those two doubles victories came in straight sets. Jillian O'Keefe and Phoebe Seidenberg triumphed, 6-4, 6-2, at first doubles, and Isabel Voellmicke and Alexis Zacharakos added a 6-3, 6-3 win at second doubles.

Ridgefield's other points came via victories from Megan Dunphy (6-2, 6-1) at second singles and Tara Ford (6-0, 6-2) at fourth singles.

The Tigers' third doubles team of Kate Bucci and Julia Zangre split the first two sets with its Trumbull opponents before falling, 10-6, in the 10-point match tiebreaker.

In Trumbull, the Ridgefield boys team defeated the host Eagles by a score of 5-2.

Victories in all three doubles matches led the Tigers (3-0), who split the two singles matches with Trumbull.

At first doubles, Ridgefield's Tadd Long and Noah Butler defeated Max Hutchins and Collin McMahon, 6-1, 6-3. Emmett O'Malley and Joseph Campos added a 6-1, 6-3 win over Trumbull's Mathew Nusom and Luke Samaskavich at second doubles.

Those two points gave the Tigers a 4-2 lead and clinched the match victory.

With the outcome decided, Carter Schroppe and Harrison Berger contributed an 8-2 win in a pro set at third doubles.

Providing Ridgefield's other points were Seth Prusko (6-3, 6-1) at third singles and Stephen Chen (6-3, 6-2) at fourth singles.