Falcons keep steamrolling over NVL foes

April 25, 2014
St. Paul’s girls tennis team overwhelmed Sacred Heart at Peck Park last Thursday, winning 6-1. Here, St. Paul junior Laura Giuffrida waits for the volley return.

St. Paul’s girls tennis team overwhelmed Sacred Heart at Peck Park last Thursday, winning 6-1. Here, St. Paul junior Laura Giuffrida waits for the volley return.

St. Paul girls tennis continued its winning ways last Thursday at Peck Park as the Falcons topped Sacred Heart, 6-1. St. Paul’s Jill Murray, a junior, is seen in singles action against the visitors

St. Paul girls tennis continued its winning ways last Thursday at Peck Park as the Falcons topped Sacred Heart, 6-1. St. Paul’s Jill Murray, a junior, is seen in singles action against the visitors

 

By MICHAEL LETENDRE
STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL – The Naugatuck Valley League – in terms of girls tennis at least – has its collective hands full in terms of the squad from St. Paul High School.
And on Monday, April 14, the squad from Wilby of Waterbury was the next team to pay the proverbial price against the Falcons in a contest played from Peck Park in Bristol.
In the end, St. Paul wrangled up a 7-0 win and once again, all the stars were out to sink Wilby.
The team from Waterbury scored just a total of nine points in the match and eight of those came in one of the showdowns in doubles action.
St. Paul had three shutouts in its four singles’ bouts and once again, Emily Lindsley led the charge in the number one position. Lindsley turned away Kathrine Gomez (8-0) while Laura Giuffrida defeated Rolanje Puello by the same score. Jill Murray sank Giselle Tito, 8-1, while Megan Howell defeated Tiana Thurma in an 8-0 blanking to take all the singles events.
In doubles’ action, the Falcons did not disappoint either.
The duo of Brittany Kennedy and Isabella Sabino easily defeated Kianna Quinones and Noslen Negron, 8-1, while St. Paul’s team of Kelly Frascona and Brianna Rogers won via default.
Finally, the combination of Selena Xiang and Victoria Hatzisavvas snuck past Luznelly Torres and Ashley Vazquez in a 9-7, overtime affair.
Other than the No. 3 doubles event, Wilby didn’t put up too much resistance.
And then this past Wednesday, it was Seymour’s turn to fall to the Falcons in Bristol.
St. Paul won another match and downed Seymour, 5-2, from Peck Park.
Lindsley was once again sharp and zipped up a 8-0 win while Meghan Collins did the same in a shutout victory as well. Laura Giuffrida was also an 8-0 winner for St. Paul.
In doubles action, the Falcons earned victories from the duo of Frascona and Rogers (8-3); while Maddie Gerrity and Alyssa Yum won their match as well behind a 9-8 effort.
To complete the week’s sweep in Bristol, the Falcons turned away Sacred Heart 6-1 to move to a perfect 5-0 on the season.
To end April, the Falcons travel to Ansonia this Friday at 4 p.m.; while on Monday, April 28, St. Paul duels Naugatuck on the road at 3:45 p.m.
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