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Two in a Row
Westies blank Cross to improve to 6-5 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 1, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team won its second consecutive match Friday afternoon with a 7-0 victory over Wilbur Cross. With the win, the Westies inched over the .500 mark with a 6-5 record. 
In singles play, John Delgado defeated Ty Ty Whitten , 6-0, 6-1, James Delgado blanked Angelica Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-0, Mike Tran defeated Janelle Stephenson, 6-2, 6-1, and Jeremy Borelli defeated Shane Stephenson, 6-0, 6-0. 
In doubles action, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Maryana Dumaiska and Eric Dejesus, second-seeded Jake Smith and Oreo Olowe defeated Katia Mata and Rachel Dotennan, 6-1, 6-1, and third-seeded Charlie Sihaphong and Corey Smith posted a 6-2, 6-0 win over Alex Cisya and Natalie Buckchak.

Westies blank Panthers
WH posts 7-0 victory to improve to 5-5
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 30, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team improved to 5-5 with a 7-0 victory over Platt Tech Thursday afternoon. The team victory snapped a three-match losing streak for the Westies. 
















The West Haven boys tennis team defeated Platt Tech, April 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
In singles action, top-seeded John Delgado defeated Patricio Panico, 8-0, second-seeded James Delgado posted an 8-0 victory over Anthony Fazza-Mattoso and third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Sara Bosco, 8-2. 
Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli was an 8-3 winner over A.J. Alzoubi and fifth-seeded Oreo Olowe beat Karen Campoverde, 8-1. 
In doubles play, Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Jocelyn Campoverde and Galilea Yanza, 8-0, in the top slot, while Brendan Serenson and Corey Smith posted an 8-0 victory over Jonna Piccolo and Yasmin Pedrazzoli.

Westies Handed another Loss
Tigers send Westies to third straight loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 29, 2015) - 
The West Haven boys tennis team suffered its third straight loss, dropping a 6-1 decision against Hand-Madison on the road Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, West Haven dropped to 4-5 on the year. 
West Haven's lone win came in singles play as top-seeded John Delgado defeated Andrew Goldfedor, 6-3, 7-5. Second-seeded James Delgado fell to Justin Pace, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, third-seeded Mike Tran fell 6-4, 6-0 to Shayan Roychondhury and fourth-seeded Luis Alvarez dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision against Alex Bueno. 
In doubles action, top-seeded Jeremy Borelli and Wyatt Condon fell against Danny Weinreb and Andrew Pace, 6-0, 6-0. Second-seeded Jake Smith and Oreo Olowe dropped a 6-0, 6-0 decision against James Cutler and Collen Nelson and third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong fell to Mike Vizzizloo and Rob Israel, 6-1, 6-0. 

Westies fall to Notre Dame
Green Knights post 6-1 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 28, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 4-4 with a 6-1 loss to Notre Dame Tuesday afternoon at Southern Connecticut State University. 
West Haven's lone victory came in doubles play as third-seeded Jake Smith and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Ben Hart and Zack Hart, 6-2, 4-6, 10-7. 
Top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez lost a 6-2, 6-1 decision against Gabe Sparks and Adrian Cruz, while second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Wyatt Condon were defeated by Derek Longhini and Matt Plaziack, 7-5, 7-6 (7). 

















The West Haven boys tennis team fell to Notre Dame, April 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In singles action, top-seeded John Delgado fell to Andrew Forchetti, 6-4, 6-2, second-seeded James Delgado dropped a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 decision against Mike DeFelice and third-seeded Mike Tran fell 6-4, 7-5 to Andre Singer. Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli battled, but fell to Eric Harkins by scores of 7-5, 3-6 and 12-10.

Jesuits nip Westies
Prep defeats WH, 4-3
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 24, 2015) -
 Facing a tough test, the West Haven boys tennis team knew it needed a strong effort against Fairfield Prep Friday afternoon. While the Westies got that effort, it was not enough as the Jesuits swept doubles action in a 4-3 victory over West Haven. 

















West Haven boys tennis fell to Fairfield Prep, April 24, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven won three of four matches in singles play. Top-seeded John Delgado defeated Will Graham, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Frank Fortunati 7-6 (7), 6-1 and third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Alex Reza, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Jeremy Borelli fell at the fourth slot, 6-0, 6-4, against Shaun Connelly. 
The Jesuits swept all three matches in doubles play. Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez fell, 6-0, 6-1, second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Wyatt Condon lost, 6-0, 6-2 and third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong lost 6-1, 6-0. 

Westies defeat Lyman Hall
WH improves to 4-2
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 23, 2015) -
 After falling in a rain-shortened contest to Guilford, the West Haven boys tennis team rebounded with a 6-1 victory over Lyman Hall Thursday afternoon. With the win, West Haven improved to 4-2 on the season. 

















Coach Jason Kirck and the West Haven boys tennis team are 4-2 after six matches this season. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies took control of the match, winning three of four singles matches. Top-seeded John Delgado defeated Nick Fiorillo, 4-0, with Fiorillo retiring, second-seeded James Delgado beat Jake Young, 6-3, 6-0 and third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Jon Jacobs, 6-4, 6-1. Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli fell to Zach Sola, 4-6, 6-1 (10-5). 
In doubles play, Luis Alvarez and Kevin Coyle won in the top slot over Kyle Bonet and Sam Henry, 6-3, 6-1. Second-seeded Wyatt Condon and Oreo Olowe won 6-4, 6-0 over Carlo Arellano and Ben Henry, 6-4, 6-0 and third-seeded Jake Smith and Marwan Lkhal defeated John Khilloh and Jake Wolansky, 6-4, 7-5. 

Westies fall to Guilford
Rain-shortened match ends in 4-0 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 22, 2015) -
 In a match shortened by rain Wednesday afternoon, the West Haven boys tennis team fell to Guilford, 4-0. With the loss, the Westies fell to 3-2 on the season. 

















Wyatt Condon, seen here earlier in the season, and the Westies lost to Guilford, April 22, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Top-seeded John Delgado fell in singles action to Evan Powell, 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado saw his match with Matt Murphy suspended at 6-4, 4-6 and third-seeded Mike Tran had his match with Jeff Eng end 6-2, 3-4. Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli lost to Cameron Charbonneau, 6-3, 6-0. 
In doubles action, Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Joe Boughton and Milo Roth at the top slot, while Oreo Olowe and Wyatt Condon suffered a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Jackson Iuchalik and Aidan O'Callahan at the second spot. 
Third-seeded Jake Smith and Charlie Sihaphong and Guilford's P.J. Malafronte and Sam Iuchalik also saw their match end due to rain. 

Westies cruise past Panthers
WH improves to 3-1 with 6-1 victory
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 21, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team got back on the winning track Tuesday afternoon. After suffering their first defeat of the year last week against Amity, the Westies rebounded with a 6-1 home victory over Platt Tech. 

















West Haven boys tennis against Platt Tech, April 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies swept play in singles action. Top-seeded John Delgado defeated Patrico Panico, 6-1, 6-1, second-seeded Mike Tran posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Tim Avila, third-seeded Jeremy Borelli defeated Anthony Fazza-Matloso, 6-2, 6-0 and Luis Alvarez defeated Sara Bosco, 6-0, 6-0. 

















Jeremy Borelli against Platt Tech, April 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven won two of three matches in doubles play. Top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Wyatt Condon defeated Fazza-Matloso and A.J. Alzoubi, 6-0, 6-1 and second-seeded Jake Smith and Oreo Olowe posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jocelyn Campoverde and Galilea Yanza.















 

Kevin Coyle against Platt Tech, April 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Third-seeded Corey Smith and Alex Southworth fell to Jonna Picclo and Bosco, 3-6, 6-4 (7-4).

Unbeaten No More
WH falls to Amity, 7-0
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 17, 2015) -
 Looking to get off to an undefeated start, the West Haven boys tennis team knew it had to be on top of its game Friday afternoon when the Westies played host to Amity, who was also undefeated.
Unfortunately for the Westies, it was the Spartans which came out on top, defeating the Westies, 7-0, at West Haven High. With the loss, West Haven fell to 2-1 while Amity improved to 4-0.

















Kevin Coyle and the Westies against Amity, April 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In singles play, top-seeded John Delgado fell to Jason Seidman, 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado lost to Ethan Bershtein, 6-2, 6-2 and third-seeded Mike Tran was defeated by Marco Delsanto, 6-2, 6-1. Fourth-seeded Kevin Coyle dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Logan Berke.

















West Haven against Amity, April 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In doubles action, top-seeded Wyatt Condon and Luis Alvarez fell to Jacob Mayerson and Zack Simon, 6-0, 6-0, while second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Jake Smith dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Alex Friedman and Adam Velardi. Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Grayson Arndt and David Cease.

Twice as Nice
Westies improve to 2-0 with win over East Haven
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 9, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team continued to impress two matches into the season as the Westies defeated East Haven, 6-1, Thursday afternoon. 
The impressive victory included a sweep of all four singles matches and two out of three wins in doubles play. 
"John and James Delgado both had excellent matches," West Haven coach Jason Kirck said after his team improved to 2-0. "They were very well-played matches. Jeremy Borelli was extremely solid at four today. Marwan (Lkhal) and Charlie (Sihaphong) showed poise and control in their victory and Wyatt Condon served extremely well."
In singles action, top-seeded John Delgado defeated Connor Brown, 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado won 6-0, 6-1 over Tony Cofrancesco, third-seeded Mike Tran won over Zac Zito, 6-1, 6-2 and fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli beat Jeff Capone, 6-1, 6-1. 
In doubles action, Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez lost in the top spot to Anthony Perrotti and Rob Proto, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4. Second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Wyatt Condon defeated Marty Lendroth and Noah Fiorillo , 6-1, 6-3 and third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong beat Adam Perrotti and Seth Proto, 6-2, 6-1. 

Westies open with win over Foran
WH sweeps match against Lions
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 8, 2015) - 
The expectations are high for the West Haven boys tennis team in 2015. The Westies lived up to the hype in the season opener Wednesday afternoon. 
Getting solid play up and down the singles and doubles lineups, West Haven cruised to a 7-0 victory over Foran in Milford. 
"I am very proud of the team effort at the match," West Haven coach Jason Kirck said. "It was a great opening match. There is lots to build on as we move forward through the season. Many players are experiencing their first true varsity match and all played very well."
Top seed John Delgado defeated Kyle Lockwood, 6-2, 6-4, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Dana Xu, 6-1, 6-3, third-seeded Mike Tran posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Matt Downing and fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli won 8-6 over Patrick LaPenna. 
In doubles play, top seed Luis Alvarez and Kevin Coyle posted a 6-4, 6-0 win over Matt Robinson and Drew Lenz, and second-seeded Wyatt Condon and Oreo Olowe defeated Dennis Mema and Max Marua 8-1. 
Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Patrick Leary and Joe Samilenko, 8-4. 

Ready to Go
Experience key for 2015 Westies 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 1, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team has plenty of experience returning for the 2015 season. While the team has to replace the graduated Howard Powell, George Oppong and Devin Hickman, depth and experience will create some good competition in terms of seeds this year. 
"I have liked the attitude of the team to work hard," West Haven coach Jason Kirck said. "The off-season improvement is evident, and I like the willingness and desire to compete. I also have liked the leadership of the veterans.
"For a successful season, we need the poise of our singles players in key spots and daily improvement of our doubles teams in terms of skills and strategy."
With goals of winning the Southern Connecticut Conference  Division II title and qualifying for the state tournament as a team, the Westies have plenty of talent to do so. 
With seeds still be played out, the 2015 team will be led by senior captain Mike Tran and junior captain John Delgado who was an All-SCC selection last season as a sophomore. 

















John Delgado will lead the 2015 Westies from his singles position. File photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"They are great leaders," Kirck said of his captains. "They are great players. They both set awesome examples in terms of work ethic and dedication to the program."
Kirck can also rely on returning players Jeremy Borelli, Kevin Coyle, Luis Alvarez, Wyatt Condon, Marwan Lkhal, Oreoluma Olowe, Charlie Sihaphong and Jake Smith. Coyle and Condon are seniors, Borelli, Alvarez, Lkhal, Sihaphong and Smith are juniors and Olowe is a sophomore. 
"Jeremy Borelli has good experience and I am looking for a break out year from him," Kirck said. "Mike Tran is a seasoned player , who will have a huge year for the team. Luis Alvarez is a great athlete with excellent hands and Oreo Olowe's off season improvement has been tremendous."

















Mike Tran will be a key player for the 2015 West Haven boys tennis team. File photo courtesy of Chris Scranton.
Kirck also has a freshman, James Delgado, who he feels will make a big impact on the 2015 squad. 
"He is an excellent player," Kirck said of James Delgado. "He has a great overall game. He has a huge serve. He will make an immediate impact in singles."
As the seeds unfold, Kirck, who saw his team finish 9-11 last season, has plenty to choose from. John and James Delgado, along with Tran, Borelli, Coyle and Alvarez will all compete for singles spots. Condon, Smith, Olowe, Sihaphong and Lkhal will compete for doubles spots. 
The team is looking to get off to a good start in what should be a competitive SCC schedule. 
"The SCC is always a tough league with Amity, Hand, Notre Dame, Fairfield Prep and Guilford on the schedule," Kirck said. "Those are great tests to see how far the West Haven program has come."
West Haven opens the season April 8 at Foran at 3:45 p.m.

SCC CHAMPIONS
Westies win Division II title
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 28, 2015) -
 What a week it has been for the West Haven boys tennis team. Winning its seventh straight match, West Haven took home its first Southern Connecticut Conference title with a 5-2 defeat over Shelton Thursday morning at Yale University. 
"Winning the SCC championship is the culmination of all the hard work and dedication our team has put into this season," West Haven coach Jason Kirck said after his team improved to 16-6. "All of our players have improved tremendously this past season and have all risen to the occasion to help our team. To have our players make history by winning the SCC's is a statement about the West Haven High School tennis program. Our goal as a program is to continue to improve and set high goals for each player and for our team. None of this would have been possible without great leadership from our captains, John Delgado and Mike Tran, and the guidance of our assistant coach, Nadir Amato."

















The West Haven boys tennis team won the SCC Division II title, May 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Division II championship comes along with some individual recognition as head coach Jason Kirck was tabbed the SCC Division II Coach of the Year and second-seeded singles player James Delgado was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. 
"The sky is the limit for James," Kirck said of Delgado. "We have a nickname for him - The Beast. He just goes out there and plays awesome tennis everyday. He has a world of potential and it is going to be exciting to see how far he takes it the next three years.
"Winning Coach of the Year is really saying that we had the TEAM of the year. It is an award that the team has earned by coming to practice every day with the desire to improve. Our team improved in every aspect of the game as the season went on, which is evidenced by losing to Shelton 4-3 the first time and beating them 5-2 for the championship. Coaching is also a team effort. Assistant  coach Nadir Amato is an outstanding tennis mind and there is no way the West Haven tennis program is where it is today without Nadir's time, effort and knowledge." 

















Jason Kirck (SCC Division II Coach of the Year) and James Delgado (Tournament Most Outstanding Player) after the West Haven boys tennis team won the SCC Division II title, May 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies, who avenged an earlier season loss to the Gaels, won three of four singles matches and two of three doubles contests. 
"The team effort was absolutely awesome," Kirck said. "The epitome was Jeremy Borelli. After having clinched the title and being injured, he still went out and finished a three-hour match, beating a player from Shelton who he had lost to earlier this year. Number one and number two doubles played their best matches of the season in the SCC's, showing that we are up for any competition."
In singles play, top-seeded John Delgado fell to Alex Ruenhorst, 6-3, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Matt Zampano, 6-4, 6-2, third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Ryan Corbett, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 and fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli defeated Richard Tran, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-5. 

















The West Haven boys tennis team won the SCC Division II title, May 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In doubles action, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez fell to Max Wang and Tyler Werner, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. 
Second-seeded Jake Smith and Wyatt Condon defeated Arnand Varsh and Shubhan Singh, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, while third-seeded Oreo Olowe and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Kapardi Patel and David Ferris, 6-2, 6-2. 
"We are battle tested," said Kirck who has been at West Haven for seven years. "We are ready for the challenges of the states. I could not be more proud of this team. They banded together as a group and made history. No one can ever take that away from us. We are the SCC champs for 2015.
"We are looking to build on this for the future. We expect to be one of the best teams in the SCC again next season and we are always looking for players/athletes to join up with us to learn and improve their tennis skills." 

















West Haven coach Jason Kirck is named the SCC Division II Coach of the Year after the West Haven boys tennis team won the SCC Division II title, May 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

On to the Championship
WH defeats North Haven to advance to SCC title match
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 27, 2015) -
 Winning its sixth match in a row with a 5-2 decision over North Haven Wednesday afternoon, the West Haven boys tennis team advanced to the Southern Connecticut Conference Division II championship match against top-seeded Shelton Thursday morning at Yale University. 
The second-seeded Westies won their second straight match over the third-seeded Indians by identical scores to advance to the title match.

















Jeremy Borelli (l.) shakes hands with coach Jason Kirck (r.) after a win against North Haven in the SCC semifinals, May 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In the match played at Yale University, the Westies won three of four singles matches and two of three doubles contests. 
In singles play, top-seeded John Delgado defeated Johannes Eisenberg, 6-0, 6-1, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Giovanni Petruzziello, 6-0, 6-2, third-seeded Mike Tran fell to Janos Kanyo, 6-3, 7-5 and fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli defeated Mike Iovanne, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. 

















Luis Alvarez (l.) and Kevin Coyle (r.) in the SCC semifinals against North Haven, May 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In doubles play, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez defeated Liam Sorge and Jack Steinman 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and second-seeded Jake Smith and Wyatt Condon defeated Matt Carroll and Riley Powell, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong fell to Bill Sgro and Matt Gagliardi, 7-5, 6-3.

















Wyatt Condon (l.) and Jake Smith (r.) in the SCC semifinals against North Haven, May 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 

High Five
WH wins fifth in row with 5-2 victory over North Haven
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 20, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team capped the regular season in style Wednesday afternoon. With a 5-2 defeat over North Haven, the Westies concluded the regular season with five straight wins to improve to 14-6 as the postseason approaches. 
Top seed John Delgado improved to 15-5 on the season with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Johannes Eisenberg, while second-seeded James Delgado defeated Giovanni Potruzziello, 6-0, 6-0, and third-seeded Mike Tran improved to 16-3 with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Janos Kanyo. Fourth seed Luis Alvarez dropped a 6-1, 7-5 decision against Mike Iovanne. 
In doubles play, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Jeremy Borelli fell to Liam Sorge and Jack Steinman, 6-1, 6-4, second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Wyatt Condon defeated Matt Carroll and Bill Sgro, 6-4, 6-3, and third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Mike Gagliardi and Jack Corcoran, 6-3 6-4. 

Westies enjoying stellar Season
WH looking forward to postseason
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 19, 2015) -
 With all the excitement of spring teams qualifying for the postseason and the stress of others trying to get in, one team from West Haven has left quite an impression in the 2015 spring season. Having won four straight matches, including Monday afternoon’s 7-0 victory over Lyman Hall, the West Haven boys tennis team improved to 13-6 on the season.
Coach Jason Kirck’s team not only has impressed other teams, but has impressed the West Haven coach as well with the Southern Connecticut Conference and state tournaments approaching.
“It has been a great season so far,” Kirck said following Monday’s win. “We have only one loss in the division, but more importantly, we have great people on the tennis team. Every day has been a great, fun learning experience for the team mainly due to our captains and the great leadership of them and this year’s senior class.”
The captains Kirck refers to are senior Mike Tran and junior John Delgado. Tran is the third seed in singles play and has a 15-3 record, while Delgado is the top singles seed for the Westies and has a 14-5 record.
Freshman James Delgado is the team’s second seed in singles play and has posted a 14-3 mark, while junior Jeremy Borelli is 9-6. Kirck has also switched around his third-seeded doubles team and that mixed team has produced a 13-4 record.

















Jeremy Borelli and the West Haven boys tennis team are eagerly awaiting the postseason. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"John (Delgado), James (Delgado) and Mike (Tran) are extremely powerful tennis players with great all court games,” Kirck said. “They make adjustments easily on the court and are able to dissect their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses and use those to their advantage.
“We have been experimenting with our doubles, trying to find just the right combination of skill, athleticism and chemistry. All of our doubles teams have improved over the course of the season and are playing their best tennis of the year right now. Doubles play will be the key to our SCC tournament success.”
The success of this team has been building the last couple of years. With a core group which has steadily improved and with Kirck at the helm, the team has turned the corner.
“The most rewarding part of this season has been watching the maturation of our team and program and watching players improve over the course of this year and over the course of four years,” Kirck said. “Also, it is watching the players’ skill level improve to the point where they can execute shots they could not earlier in the season. It has been rewarding experiencing the bond that the players have with each other, watching them root each other on. They are great student athletes that are a pleasure to be a part of.”
The Westies picked up their 13th win of the season Monday afternoon in Wallingford with a convincing victory over the Trojans.
“It was a great team effort,” Kirck said. “All members of the team played well. It was a good win for the program.”
In singles play, top-seeded John Delgado defeated Nick Fiorillo, 6-1, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Jake Young, 6-0, 6-3, third-seeded Tran defeated Jon Jacobs, 6-2, 6-2, and fourth-seeded Luis Alvarez defeated Jake Wolanksy, 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles action, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Borelli defeated Zach Sola and Carlo Arellano, 6-4, 6-3, and second-seeded Jake Smith and Wyatt Condon posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kyle Bonet and Sam Henry. Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong posted a 7-5, 6-1 win over Ben Henry and John Killian.

Westies blank Trojans
WH improves to 13-6 with 7-0 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 18, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team continues its impressive season. With a 7-0 victory over Lyman Hall, the Westies won their fourth straight match and improved to 13-6 on the season. 
In singles play, top-seeded John Delgado defeated Nick Fiorillo, 6-1, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Jake Young, 6-0, 6-3, third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Jon Jacobs, 6-2, 6-2, and fourth-seeded Luis Alvarez defeated Jake Wolanksy, 6-4, 6-2. 
In doubles action, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Jeremy Borelli defeated Zach Sola and Carlo Arellano, 6-4, 6-3, and second-seeded Jake Smith and Wyatt Condon posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kyle Bonet and Sam Henry. Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong posted a 7-5, 6-1 win over Ben Henry and John Killian. 

On Fire
Westies improve to 12-6 with third straight win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 15, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team is gearing up for a postseason run. Friday afternoon in West Haven, the Westies extended their winning streak to three consecutive matches with a 7-0 victory over Foran. 
The win, West Haven's eighth in nine matches, helped improve West Haven's record to 12-6 on the season.

















The West Haven boys tennis team defeated Foran, May 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
In singles play, top-seeded John Delgado defeated Kyle Lockwood, 4-6, 6-3 (10-7), second-seeded James Delgado defeated Matt Downing 6-1, 6-0, third-seeded Mike Tran posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Patt LaPenna and fourth-seeded Luis Alvarez defeated Evan Miller, 6-2, 6-3. 
In doubles play, Kevin Coyle and Jeremy Borelli defeated Matt Rubenstein and Makano Takenchi, 6-4, 6-1 and second-seeded Wyatt Condon and Jake Smith defeated Max Mauro and Addison Poffenberger, 6-0, 6-2. Third-seeded Charlie Sihaphong and Oreo Olowe defeated Dennis Milma and Joe Samilenko, 6-0, 6-2. 

On a Roll
Westies imptrove to 11-5 with win over East Haven
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 12, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team is playing like a unit gearing up for the postseason. With a 6-1 win over east Haven Tuesday afternoon in West Haven, the Westies won for the seventh time in eight matches to improve to 11-5 on the year.  

















The West Haven boys tennis team defeated East Haven, 6-1, May 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
In West Haven's second straight win, singles action belonged to the Westies as they posted victories in all four matches. 
Top-seeded John Delgado defeated Conner Brown, 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Tony Cofrancesco, 6-1, 6-3, third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Jeff Capone, 6-4, 6-1 and fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli beat Noah Fiorillo, 6-1, 6-0. 
In doubles play, top-seeded Luis Alvarez and Kevin Coyle, fell 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 against Anthony Perrotti and Zac Zito. Second-seeded Wyatt Condon and Jake Smith defeated Collin Gagliardi and Adam Perrotti, 6-3, 6-3, while third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Marty Lendroth and Seth Proto, 8-3. 

Westies defeat Hamden
WH improves to 10-6 with 6-1 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 11, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team won its sixth match in its last seven contests, defeating Hamden, 6-1, Monday afternoon. With the win, West Haven improved to 10-6 on the year. 
In singles play, John Delgado suffered the only loss from the top spot against Brandon Howard. 
Second-seeded James Delgado defeated Zack Levine, 6-0, 6-2, third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Ank Agawal, 6-0, 6-2, and fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli defeated Avi Mahajan, 6-4, 6-2. 

















West Haven boys tennis defeated Hamden, May 11, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In doubles play, Luis Alvarez and Kevin Coyle won from the top slot over E.J. Neri and Vin Ung, 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded Wyatt Condon and OreoOlowe posted a 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 win over James Darcy and James Deluecio, and third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Jake Smith topped Tom Pauly and Matt Pauly, 6-0, 6-0. 

Westies fall to Gaels
Winning steak ends with 4-3 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 8, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team saw its five-match winning streak come to an end with a 4-3 loss in Shelton Friday afternoon. With the loss, West Haven fell to 9-6. 
The Westies and Gaels split four singles matches as top-seeded John Delgado dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Alex Ruenhorst, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Matt Zampano, 6-4, 6-2 and third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Ryan Corbett, 6-3, 6-2. Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli lost to Richard Tran, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). 
In doubles play, Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Max Wang and Tyler Werner, while second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Jake Smith fell to Shubnm Singh and Anand Vaish, 6-2, 6-1. Third-seeded Jake Smith and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Jeffrey Carrutn and David Ferris, 2-6, 7-6 (5) 6-4. 

High Five
Westies blank Career for fifth win in a row
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 6, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team extended its longest winning streak of the year to five matches as the Westies posted a 7-0 victory over Career in New Haven Wednesday afternoon. West Haven's fifth consecutive team win helped improve the team record to 9-5. 
Top-seeded John Delgado blanked Jocy Ostuna, 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Sandup Sasidharan, 6-0, 6-1 and third-seeded Mike Tran posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Richard Hu. Jeremy Borelli rounded out singles play with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Rory Garhart. 
In doubles  action, Luis Alvarez and Kevin Coyle won a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Ranie Capanzana and Josuel Locodet, and second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Jake Smith won 6-2, 6-1 over Josh Ligutom and Manaf Sami. Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and CoreySmith posted a 6-7, 6-3 (10-5) win over Krishna Vali and Chris Somxanxay. 

Westies nip North Haven
WH wins fourth in row in 4-3 decision
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 5, 2015) -
 The winning streak has reached four matches. West Haven improved to 8-5 n the year with a 4-3 road victory over North Haven Tuesday afternoon. 
Since losing to Hand one week ago, the Westies have rolled to four straight wins to go three matches over .500 as a team. 

















The West Haven boys tennis team defeated North Haven, May 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven won the match with three wins in singles play. Top-seeded John Delgado posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Johhannes Eisenberg, second-seeded James Delgado defeated Giovanni Petruzziello, 6-0, 6-2 and third-seeded Mike Tran defeated Janos Kanyo, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision against Mark Iovanne. 
In doubles play, top-seeded Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez fell to Liam Soige and Jack Steinman, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, and second-seeded Oreo Olowe and Jake Smith dropped a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 decision against Matt Carroll and Riley Powell. 
Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Charlie Sihaphong defeated Bill Sgro and Mike Gagliardi, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2. 

Three in a Row
Westies sweep Law to improve to 7-5
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 4, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys tennis team picked up its third straight victory Monday afternoon with a 7-0 decision over Jonathan Law at West Haven. The victory allowed the Westies to improve to 7-5. 

















The West Haven boys tennis team defeated Law, May 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
In singles action, John Delgado defeated Bobby Phong, 6-0, 6-1, second-seeded James Delgado posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Sean Anchetou and third-seeded Mike Tran beat James Mercaldo, 6-1, 6-0. Fourth-seeded Jeremy Borelli posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kenny Wright. 
In doubles play, Kevin Coyle and Luis Alvarez defeated Manmar Almidani and Mas Ahmed, 6-0, 6-0 in the top slot, while second-seeded Wyatt Condon and Oreo Olowe posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Nick Dosta and Adil Ali. Third-seeded Marwan Lkhal and Jake Smith defeated Ian Hugo and Brandon Macey, 6-4, 6-2 in the closest match of the afternoon. 

BOYS TENNIS 2015