On Saturday at Wesleyan University, Cheshire High School boys’ tennis (6-0) stayed unbeaten with a 4-3 win over host Xavier (2-4). Senior captain Yasha Laskin (6-1, 6-1), sophomore Andrew Gershfeld (6-1, 6-0), and senior Josh Goldstein (6-0, 6-1) won in singles.
Seniors Nate Houle and Jacob Niebling earned a 7-5, 6-0 victory in doubles.
At number one singles, junior Utsav Subramani fell 3-6, 6-0, 4-10 in a tight battle.
In a match of undefeated teams on Monday, Cheshire visits Madison to play Daniel Hand (7-0) at 3:45 p.m.
CHS lost 12-3 to unbeaten Daniel Hand (7-0). The Tigers jumped ahead quickly, scoring three runs in each of the first two innings.
Hand extended their lead to 9-0 before the Rams broke through in the bottom of the fourth inning. Senior Chris Leddy led off the fourth with a double, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a dropped third strike.
Cheshire picked up another run in the fifth. With one out, sophomore Anthony Tirado worked a walk and moved to second on a single by junior EJ Quint. After a sacrifice fly by senior captain Ryan Scialabba, Tirado scored on a wild pitch.
CHS added their final run in the seventh. Quint and Scialabba both singled in front of junior Max Gustafson, who hit an RBI single to right.
Scialabba, Quint, and Gustafson all singled twice. Junior Luca Raccio and sophomore Mike Simeone added singles for Cheshire.
Junior Ryan Camp (five hits, five walks, strikeout) pitched the first two innings. Senior Connor Mulligan (hit, walk, two strikeouts), junior Danny Zawalich (three hits, strikeout), and Raccio (hit, walk) all worked an inning in relief.
Leddy (four hits, walk, strikeout) pitched the last two innings.
For Hand, seniors Anthony DePino and Daniel Weinstein both had three hits. Senior pitcher Matthew Carone (two hits, three strikeouts) worked three innings to get the victory.
On Monday, the Rams host Guilford (1-5) at 4 p.m.