The youngsters at Shippan Racquet Club had a fantastic weekend of matches, piling up wins against clubs from all over Fairfield County.
The Shippan Tornadoes (10 & under) came out victorious against the Kings Highway Tennis Team, sweeping all courts. Shiloh Williamson and his partner Aidan Reilly, both of Stamford, grabbed a 4-0 win in doubles action. Reilly then won his singles match, 4-2. Juliet Homes of Darien, the only girl in her age group, proved she was as good as the boys with a 4-1 victory.
The Shippan Wild Fires (12 & under) burned through the Kings Highway Panthers on Sunday, losing only two courts and taking the match, 64-23. Rishab Tandon of Stamford and Susie Alptekin of Darien started the team off as both won, 4-0, 4-0. The Wild Fires are in third place in their age group after only three matches.
The Shippan Stormers (14 & under advanced) swept away all but one court against Four Seasons Racquet Club. Carlos Mauleon of New Canaan won in a third set tiebreaker in a nail-biting match. Anna Rogers of Stamford had an easy win, 4-0, 4-0, in singles and partnered with Pia Teschner of Darien to win, 4-1, 4-0, in female doubles. Lindsey Evans of Fairfield won her singles match, 4-3, 4-1. Alex Berardino of Darien also won his singles match, 4-0, 4-1.
The Hurricanes (14 & under intermediate) played solid against the Norwalk Green Movers. Erika Gill of Darien had a great win, 4-0, 4-0, in the top female singles spot. Teammates Anna Daccache of Riverside and Pia Teschner of Darien played the No. 1 female doubles spot, bringing home a victory, 4-0, 4-0. Charlie Brooks, Harrison Walter and Peter Mahony, all from Darien, won their matches easily, dropping just three games among them.
Finally, the Shippan Twisters (18 & under) defeated the Trumbull Wolves with a winning score of 62-33. Philip Goransson of Greenwich and Charlie Khachian of Darien each won in singles action, 4-0, 4-0. Sarah Alptekin of Darien won her singles match in a tiebreaker.
First photo: The 10 & under Shippan Tornadoes, from left: Will Daniel of Darien, Terry McGrath of Stamford, Shiloh Williamson of Stamford, Juliet Homes of Darien, George James of Stamford, Wassim Diouri of Riverside and Aidan Reilly of Stamford.
Second photo: The 12 & under Shippan Wild Fires, from left: Quentin Mcdermott of Darien, Luke Uhlman of Darien, Susie Alptekin of Darien, Zack Gould of Greenwich, Jack Schipper of Darien, Zoe Smith of Stamford, Rishab Tandon of Stamford, Clark Davis of Stamford and Shrenik Kanakria of Stamford.
Third photo: The 14 & under advanced Shippan Stormers, from left: Sammy Alptekin of Darien, Pia Teschner of Darien, Anna Rogers of Stamford, Lindsey Evans of Fairfield, Milo Lempert of Stamford, Carlos Mauleon of New Canaan and Alexander Berardino of Darien; in front, Anna Daccache of Riverside.
Fourth photo: The 14 & under intermediate Shippan Hurricanes, from left: Seiji Hosokawa from Norwalk Green Movers, Jack O'Shea of Darien, Harrison Walter of Darien, Anna Daccache of Riverside, Pia Teschner of Darien, Erika Gill of Darien, Charlie Brooks of Darien, Peter Mahony of Darien and Alexander Berardino of Darien.
Taina Dube contributed to this article.
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