Category Archives: Tennis


Hawks holding court

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland girls tennis team, the defending NVL champs, came into the season as the hunted. The Hawks jumped right into the fray April 9 with a…


Full speed ahead

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team hit a bump in the road in last week’s loss to Woodland, but for the most part it’s been full speed ahead in…


Gaining experience

BEACON FALLS — The Hawks may have taken an opening-day loss, but they’ll also take the experience that each match will bring. Playing with a starting lineup largely void of…


Gingold emerges to lead Naugy

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys tennis team lost its senior captain and team leader, Mike Popescu, before the Greyhounds even hit the court for their season-opening match with Woodland. Popescu,…


Woodland taking nothing for granted

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys tennis team is not taking one point for granted. Head coach Mike Magas is stressing that each serve, backhand and forehand has meaning. The…


Naugy looks to serve up a challenge

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys tennis team has been one of the top guns in the NVL over the last three years, compiling a 30-6 ledger under former head coach…


Hawks prepare for title defense

BEACON FALLS — Winning teams learn to have a competitive edge that sets them apart from their opponents. The Woodland girls tennis team learned a lot about winning last season….


Naugy out to contend

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team comes into the season needing to replace 60 percent of its starting lineup. The Greyhounds graduated seven seniors from a team that made…


Season surpasses expectations

NAUGATUCK — Long after the tennis rackets are packed away at Naugatuck, this season will be long remembered as a season filled with promise. The Greyhounds girls tennis team accomplished…


‘Hounds, Hawks make runs

WOLCOTT — For the second consecutive season, Naugatuck boasted one of the top two singles players in Naugatuck Valley League boys tennis. Naugy’s Mike Popescu reached the NVL singles final…