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CHS Tennis Teams Earn Victories, Boys' Volleyball Outlasts Amity

May 3, 2014 by Greg Lederer

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' tennis (6-3) defeated Foran (3-6) 7-0 for their sixth consecutive victory. Juniors David Light and Reilly Eldredge (6-0, 6-1), freshmen Sean Crowley and Arnav Velaparthi (6-1, 6-0), and sophomores Sanjay Montagna and Jeff Russitano (6-0, 6-0) controlled doubles.
Senior Jeremy Reichentahl (6-0, 6-1), junior Jackson Ajello (6-1, 6-0), senior Nick Anthony (6-0, 6-0), and sophomore Joe Cashore (6-0, 6-0) were victorious in singles.
Cheshire hosts Sheehan (7-3) on Monday at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Tennis (5-4)
At East Shore Athletic Complex, the Lady Rams beat host Career Magnet 5-2. Senior sisters Christy and Katie Freitag, along with senior Ashley Tartaglia and junior Sidney Tomko, didn't drop a game. Sophomores Katherine Wang and Ariana Pepper won 6-4, 6-3 to round out a doubles sweep. Pepper earned her first varsity win.
Junior Sara Bruce won 6-0, 6-2. Career forfeited the fourth singles position to sophomore Amanda Murray.
The girls travel to West Haven on Monday at 3:45 p.m.
Boys' Volleyball (8-2)
Cheshire rallied to beat Amity (2-8) 3-2 (23-25, 25-7, 23-25, 25-20, 15-8). In a career night, senior Colin Haensel posted 10 kills, nine blocks, and two aces. Classmate Anthony Carbone supplied career-best numbers for kills (11) and aces (three), chipping in four digs. Senior Greg Zane (five blocks) joined Haensel with 10 kills in the middle.
Photo of senior Ted Li was taken by JIm Brandolini/Cheshire Herald.
The Rams visit Newington (10-0) next Wednesday at 6 p.m. Newington won 3-2 on April 23.
Boys' Outdoor Track and Field (7-1)
The Rams beat West Haven 115-35 and took their first loss 86-64 to host Shelton. Senior Liam Nicoll (200-meters, 23.2; 400-meters, 51.6) and junior Mark Fusco (800-meters, 2:04; 1,600-meters, 4:39.9) each claimed two victories individually. They teamed together in the 4x400-meter relay (junior Frank Fusco, senior Trey Phillips; 3:34.6).
Cheshire added wins coming from junior Cullen Clairmont (shot put, 46 feet and eight inches), sophomore Ethan LaChance (javelin; 152'0.5"), and the 4x100-meter team (senior Yadi Lukashenko, Frank Fusco, seniors Mike Milici and Tyler Post; 44.9).
On May 6, CHS faces Daniel Hand (host) and Hillhouse at 3:45 p.m.
Girls' Lacrosse (7-2)
Simsbury (7-0) ended a five-game win streak for visiting CHS, winning 13-9. The Trojans put in the final four goals after senior Emma Farrel tied the game 9-9 with 11:23 remaining. The rivals were tied 6-6 at halftime.
Farrel had three goals and four assists (tie for career-high). Senior Danielle Bellantonio posted her first hat trick. Classmates Maddy Levy (two) and Danielle Chambrelli (one) totaled three goals.
CHS received 11 saves from junior goalkeeper Alexa Carbone.
Baseball (7-4, 3-1 in Housatonic Division)
At Quigley Stadium, CHS fell short 5-2 against host Notre Dame-West Haven (9-2). The Green Knights are 2-0 in the series.
Senior Dan Schock and sophomore Tommy Savino had RBIs. Junior Ryan Pierpont (walked) joined Schock with two singles. Senior Matt Hickey added a single and run scored.
In a complete game, senior Ethan Lonardelli (4-2) gave up eight hits. He had four strikeouts. Offensively, Lonardelli drew a walk and scored a run.
Cheshire visits Amity (5-5, 2-2) on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Remainder of Saturday's varsity schedule:
Girls' Outdoor Track and Field (8-0)
Cheshire competes for the second straight day at the Middletown Invite. Start time is 9 a.m.
Boys' Lacrosse (3-6)
CHS travels to Conard (2-6) at 3 p.m.

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