Hand Girls Tennis Plays for State Championship today.

Hand Girls Tennis Plays for State Championship today.

   Led by Melissa Parker’s amazing and inspirational comeback yesterday against North Haven in the semi-finals, No #2 Hand
will play for the class M State Championship today at 3:00 on the Yale outdoor
courts. Their opponent will be No #1 ranked East Lyme and their undefeated 19-0

    Hand, 20-1, defeated Wilton and Barlow to reach the semi’s against North Haven.
Down 3-0 after the first three matches the tigers put on a tremendous show of grit by winning the next three
matches against a North Haven team playing their best tennis of the season.
Melissa, down after losing her first set loss at No.3 singles, rallied to a
tiebreaker in the second set and went on to win the third set in a battle of
will and stamina going four hours and forty minutes to clinch the 4-3 victory
for Hand and send them into the finals.

   Sweeping the doubles competition at No. 1 doubles Claudia Lohn
and Gabby Diotalevi won in three sets and the No. 2
doubles team of Nicole Cahill and Callies Swiggett won in straight sets and the
No. 3  team of Alyssa Fleischman and Chloe
Squitiero also won in straight sets.


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