MIDDLETOWN - If the Newington boys tennis team was looking to start its season off right, it couldn’t have scripted a much better start.
The Indians earned a clean 7-0 sweep of Middletown on Monday afternoon, winning both by dominant blowouts and thrilling tiebreakers. Regardless of the nature of the match, Newington responded accordingly.
“I was very impressed,” head coach Don Lukowski said. “For the season opener, we did very well.”
Matt Utter earned a clean sweep himself in the second singles, winning 6-0 and 6-0 over Mike Katz, while Videep Soni cruised in third singles 6-2 and 6-1. The first doubles team of Shihao Zhai and Zack Palanza set the tone for doubles with a win by scores of 6-4 and 6-1.
Berlin 90, Maloney 42: Fresh off their showing at the New Balance National Championships for indoor track, the Redcoats began their outdoor track season with a dominant win over Maloney. Maxine Muscatello claimed first-place finishes in the 100 meter, 400 meter and 200 meter, while Sophia Dombrowski won two events of her own, finishing first in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
Juliana Cancallieri was also a double winner, taking first in the 1600 and 3200 meter, while Patricia Mroczkowski won the long jump and high jump.
Wethersfield 104, New Britain 46: The Hurricanes couldn’t keep up with Wethersfield on Monday, but Raven Symone-Jarrett enjoyed plenty of individual success, earning first-place finishes in the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles as well as the high jump. She was also part of the 4x100 relay team that took first place, a group that also included Stella Ofei, Rozalyn Smith and Treanaliz Maestri.
Jarrett wasn’t the only member of the relay team that also won individual events, as Smith won the triple jump and Ofei won the 100, 200 and 400 meter.
Junior Aaliyah Anthony finished second in discus.
Berlin 106, Maloney 30: Like the girls team, the Berlin boys track team cruised past Maloney in convincing fashion, led by Alex Halkias, who won three events including the 100 meter, 200 meter and the long jump.
Andrew Brochu was a double winner, claiming first place in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles to help the Redcoats begin their season with a win.
Berlin 164, Rocky Hill 197, Windsor 236: The Redcoats opened their season with a win thanks to medalist Jacob Lindsay, who shot a 38 on the day to lead the pack. John Downes, Matt Czerepuszko and Matt Calafiore all shot well for Berlin, each finishing with a score of 42.
Margaret and Anna Montalto led Rocky Hill with scores of 45 each.