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East beats West
East Haven tops Westies 5-2
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 7, 2021) 
 - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-9 with a 5-2 loss to East Haven in West Haven Friday afternoon.
West Haven’s two victories came when top-seeded Punar Garani defeated Gabe Okzewski 1-, 6-0, 10-3, and second-seeded Ben Sager topped Mateusz Wiszniewski 7-5, 3-6, 11-9.
Third-seeded Mat Divitto of East Haven defeated Abdul Mohamednoor 6-0, 6-1, and East Haven’s fourth seed of Oliver Kabel topped Mustansir Jamalee 6-1, 6-0. 
In doubles action, top-seeded Matt Battaglino and Oliver Gonzalez of East Haven defeated Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour 6-0, 6-3, while second-seeded Devon Lopez and Minh Trinh of East Haven topped Chris Leum and Robert Vets 6-1, 6-1.

Third-seeded Dom Montouri and Justin Donnelly of East Haven defeated Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed 4-6. 6-2, 10-4. 


Foran tops West Haven
Lions post 7-0 victory over Westies
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 8, 2021)
  - Despite a hard-fought match, West Haven dropped to 0-10 with a 7-0 road loss against Foran of Milford Saturday morning. The defeat sent West Haven to 0-10 on the year.
In singles action, Foran’s top seed of Nico Esposito defeated Punar Garani 6-2, 7-5, second seed Arush Puri of Foran topped Ben Sager 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, third-seeded Jared O’Sullivan beat Hayat Khan of West Haven, 6-2, 6-0, and Foran’s Ryan Purviance defeated Mustansir Jamalee 6-0, 6-0 in the fourth slot.

In doubles play, Foran’s top seed of Danny Abate and Danny Ruano defeated Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour of West Haven 6-1, 6-4, while second-seeded Kevin Huang and Keith Pokornowski of Foran topped Driton Imerukaj and Chris Leum 6-0, 6-1. Foran’s third seed of Josh Cummings and Steven Mingrone rounded out the sweep by winning the third seed by forfeit.


West Haven falls to Hamden
Green Dragons top Westies 6-1
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 10, 2021) 
 - The West Haven boys tennis team traveled to Hamden Monday afternoon and dropped a 6-1 decision against the Green Dragons.  The lone victories for the Westies came in the third slot of doubles action as each team received a double forfeit.
In singles action Quinn Northrup defeated Punarvasan Garani 6-4, 6-1, Brian Oppenheim topped Ben Sager 6-3, 6-3, third-seeded Nolan Jermain beat Abdul Mohamednoor 6-0, 6-1, and fourth-seeded Josh Alexander defeated Hayat Khan 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles play, Hamden’s Ivan Flores and Deng Koi topped Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour 6-0, 6-3, and Paras Dodd and Maddox Cho topped Chris Leum and Robert Vets 7-6, 6-1.


Law blanks West Haven
Westies fall 7-0 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 10, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-12 with a 7-0 home loss against undefeated Jonathan Law Tuesday evening.
In singles play, Dan Fullani topped Punarvasan Garani 6-0, 6-0, second-seeded Adarsh Senthilnathan defeated West Haven’s Ben Sager 6-0, 6-0, third-seeded Sanskar Shah defeated Abdul Mohamednoor 6-2, 6-0, and fourth-seeded Anish Sikhinam topped Hayat Khan 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles play, Law’s Julien Roy and Brian Zirkel defeated Chris Leum and Robert Vets 6-1, 6-0. Second-seeded Angel Santiago and Pardhip Nair defeated Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed 6-1, 6-2, and third-seeded Marcelo Silva and Abinan Hazarika topped Driton Imerukaj and Mustansir Jamalee 6-0. 6-0. 


West Haven falls to Sheehan
Westies fall 6-1
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 14, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-13 with a 6-1 road loss to Sheehan in Wallingford Friday afternoon.
In singles play, Sheehan’s top seed of Avery Solan defeated Punarvasan Garani 6-2, 6-2, West Haven’s second seed of Ben Sager topped Kalen Boman 3-6, 6-3, 11-9, Sheehan’s John Womelsdorf topped Abdul Mohamednoor 6-0, 6-0, and Satvik Agnihotram defeated Mustansir Jamalee 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, Sheehan’s Matt Carboni and Jadin Kapoor defeated Murtaza Amjad 6-0, 6-0, Connor Duffey and Vraj Patel topped West Haven’s Chris Leum 6-0, 6-1, and third-seeded Brenna Lagasse and Ryan Lagasse topped Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed 7-5, 6-0. 


First of the Season
Westies top Cross 4-3
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 17, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team picked up its first victory of the year and improved to 1-13 with a 4-3 victory over Wilbur Cross Monday afternoon in West Haven.


















West Haven picked up its first victory of the season, May 17, 2021. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven won all three doubles matches to take home the victory. Top-seeded Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour defeated Adam Shargawe and Paulette Jara 6-2, 7-6, Second-seeded Chris Leum and Robert Vets topped Natalie Quiroz Duran and Edison Contreras 6-2, 6-2, and third-seeded Valentin Diaz and Driton Imerukaj defeated Karen Jan and Jacqueline Hernandez 6-0. 6-1.
In singles play, top-seeded Jacob Martin defeated West Haven’s Punarvasan Garani 6-0, 6-1. West Haven’s Ben Sager picked up his team’s lone singles victory by topping Jayden Rivera 6-1, 6-0, while Lily Goren of Wilbur Cross defeated Yousef Mohamed 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, and Tresar Mkambilwa of Wilbur Cross topped Mustansir Jamalee 6-1, 6-1.


Career sweeps Westies
West Haven drops to 1-15 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 19, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 1-15 as it was swept in a rare doubleheader match with Career in New Haven. The Westies lost both matches 4-3.
In the first match at Edgewood Park, Career’s Marcus Duff defeated Punarvasan Garani Martin Duff topped West Haven’s Ben Sager 8-1, Sam Padilla defeated Abdul Mohamednoor 8-1, and West Haven won by forfeit in the fourth slot.
In doubles action, Career’s Terry Giles and Osania Brown defeated West Haven’s Chris Leum and Robert Vets 8-0, and West Haven took home the next match by forfeit.
Career also topped the Westies in the other match between the two teams on the day.
In singles action, Marcus Duff again defeated Garani 8-1, Giles topped Sager 8-3, Brown defeated Hayat Khan 8-6, and West Haven won the fourth singles match by forfeit.In doubles play, Career’s Sam Padilla and Martin Duff defeated Valentin Diaz and Driton Imerukaj 8-0.  West Haven also had forfeit victories in doubles play as well. 


BOYS TENNIS 2021

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Westies fall in Opener
Lyman Hall posts 5-1 victory over WH
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 12, 2021)
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The West Haven boys tennis team opened the 2021 season with a 5-1 loss against Lyman Hall in Wallingford Monday afternoon.

West Haven’s lone victory came in the second doubles slot as sophomore Valentin Diaz and junior Mustansir Jamalee won by default. Neither team had enough players for the third doubles team.
In the second doubles spot, Lyman Hall’s Anshul Patel and Tyler Hudson topped West Haven’s Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour 6-0, 6-4.

In singles action, Lyman Hall’s top seed of Jackson Mailhot defeated Punarvasan Garani 6-4, 6-1. Second-seeded Brady Campbell topped West Haven’s Ben Sager 6-0, 6-0, and third-seeded Alex Zelaya defeated West Haven’s Rob Vets 6-0, 6-0. Fourth-seeded Evan Smith of Lyman Hall topped Chris Leum 6-0, 6-0.


Foran tops Westies
Lions top WH 5-2
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 12, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-2 with a 5-2 loss against Foran in West Haven Wednesday afternoon.
In singles play, Foran’s Nico Esposito defeated top-seeded Punarvasan Garani of West Haven 6-4, 6-0, second-seeded Arush Puri of Foran topped West Haven’s Ben Sager 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, and third-seeded Jared O’Sullivan of Foran defeated Abdul Mohamednoor 6-1, 6-1. Foran’s Ryan Purviance topped Robert Vets in the fourth slot 6-0, 6-0.


















​​West Haven in action against Foran, April 12, 2021. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
In doubles action, West Haven’s top seed of Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour defeated Danny Abute and Danny Ruano 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. Foran’s second seed of Kevin Huang and Keith Pokornowski defeated Mustansir Jamalee and Chris Leum 6-0, 6-4, and West Haven’s third seed of Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed defeated Josh Cummings and Steven Mingroane 6-0, 6-1. 


Hamden edges West Haven
Green Dragons prevail 4-3
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 20, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team engaged in a hard-fought battle against Hamden Monday afternoon. The Westies could not pull out the victory, falling to 0-3 with a 4-3 loss against Hamden in West Haven.
In singles action, top-seeded Punarvasan Garani defeated Hamden’s Quinn Northrup 7-6, 3-6, 10-7. Hamden’s Brian Oppenheim defeated West Haven’s Ben Sager in the second slot 6-3, 6-3, while Hamden’s Josh Alexander topped third-seeded Abdul Mohamednoor 6-3, 6-0. West Haven’s Hayat Khan took home the victory in the fourth slot.
In doubles action, Hamden’s Will Shrier and Ivan Forbes defeated West Haven’s top seed of Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour 6-2, 6-1. In the second slot, Hamden’s Maddox Lho and Paras Dodd topped Chris Leum and Rob Vets 6-0, 6-1. West Haven’s Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed won in the third slot. 


West Haven falls to Sheehan
Titans win 6-1 over Westies
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 23, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-4 with a 6-1 loss to Sheehan Thursday afternoon in West Haven. West Haven’s lone win came in singles play where top-seeded Punarvasan Garani topped Avery Sloan 7-5, 4-6, 10-7.


















West Haven boys tennis. Photos courtesy of Mike Madera.
Sheehan’s second seed of Kalen Boman defeated Ben Sager 6-2, 6-1, third-seeded John Womelsdorf of Sheehan topped Abdel Mohamednoor 6-3, 6-0, while Sheehan’s fourth seed of Satvik Agnihotram defeated Mustansir Jamalee 6-0, 6-0. 
In doubles play, Sheehan’s top seed of Matt Carboni and Jadin Kapoer defeated West Haven’s Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour 6-1, 6-2. Second-seeded Conner Duffy and Travis Karosi of Sheehan defeated West Haven’s Chris Leum and Robert Vets 6-0, 6-2, while third-seeded Vraj Patel and Brennan Lagasse of Sheehan topped Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed 6-2. 6-1. 


Law blanks West Haven
Westies fall 7-0
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 24, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-6 with a 7-0 home loss to Jonathan Law Saturday morning.
In singles play, Law’s top seed of Dan Folloni defeated West Haven’s Ben Sager 6-1, 6-2, second-seeded Adarsh Senthilnathan defeated West Haven’s Abdul Mohamednoor 6-0, 6-0, and third-seeded Sanskar Shah topped Hayat Khan of West Haven 6-3, 6-0. Law’s fourth seed of Jonathan Uruchida defeated Mustansir Jamalee 6-0 6-1. 

In doubles action, Law’s top seed of Julien Roy and Brian Zirkel defeated West Haven’s Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour 6-3, 6-3, while Law’s second seed of Angel Santiago and Pardhip Nair topped Chris Leum and Robert Vets of West Haven 6-0, 6-0. Third-seeded Lucas Greifzu and Zachary Moller of Law topped Valentin Diaz and Driton Imerukaj of West Haven 6-1 6-0. 


West Haven edged by Cross
Governors prevail 4-3
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 26, 2021)
  - The West Haven boys tennis team entered Monday’s match against Wilbur Cross searching for its first win of the season. Despite a solid effort, West Haven was edged by the Governors 4-3 in New Haven and fell to 0-7 on the year.
In singles play, top-seeded Jacob Martin of Wilbur Cross defeated Ben Sager of West Haven 6-1, 6-0. Jayden Rivera of Cross topped West Haven’s second seed Hayat Khan 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, and Osiana Brown of Cross defeated Mustansir Jamalee of West Haven 6-0, 6-0. Fourth-seeded Yousef Mohamed of West Haven topped Roxanne Virtue of Cross 7-5, 7-5. 

In doubles play, Young In Kim and Adam Sharqawe of Cross topped West Haven’s top seed of Abdul Mohamednoor and Ahmed Muhamednour 7-6 (10-8), 7-5. West Haven’s second seed of Chris Leum and Robert Vets defeated Tresor Mkambilwa and Paulette Jara 6-0, 7-5, while West Haven’s third seed of Valentine Diaz and Driton Imerukaj topped Keren Tan and Jashaun Ogaro of Wilbur Cross6-0, 4-6, 6-4.


Lyman Hall tops West Haven
Trojans post 4-3 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 4, 2021) 
 - The West Haven boys tennis team fell to 0-8 with a 4-3 loss to Lyman Hall in West Haven Tuesday afternoon.
In singles play, top-seeded Jackson Mailhot of Lyman Hall defeated Punar Garani 6-1, 6-2. Second-seeded Brady Campbell of Lyman hall topped West Haven’s Ben Sager 6-0, 6-2, while Lyman Hall’s third seed of Alex Zeleya topped Abdul Mohamednoor 6-2, 6-1. Lyman Hall completed the singles sweep when Anshu Patel topped Hayat Khan 7-5, 6-4..
In doubles play, West Haven’s top seed of Murtaza Amjad and Ahmed Mohamednour, second-seeded Chris Leum and Robert Vets, and third seed of  Valentin Diaz and Yousef Mohamed all won by forfeit.