Naugy takes shot at title

Naugatuck girls tennis captain Sarah Cook and the Greyhounds will face Watertown in the final of the NVL girls tennis tournament. –FILE PHOTO

Naugatuck girls tennis captain Sarah Cook and the Greyhounds will face Watertown in the final of the NVL girls tennis tournament. –FILE PHOTO

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team started the season in April having to replace five starters who graduated last year. Now, the Greyhounds are one win away from a Naugatuck Valley League championship.

No. 5 Naugatuck will face No. 3 Watertown Friday at 3 p.m. at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls in the final of the NVL girls tennis tournament.

The Greyhounds advanced to the final match by taking down No. 1 Sacred Heart, 4-3, Wednesday in the semifinals at Fulton Park in Waterbury.

Sarah Cook and Kelly Carr won their singles matches, 8-0 and 8-2 respectively, for the Greyhounds. The doubles teams of Kelly Murphy and Ally Mezzo (8-6) and Gina Greco and Nicole Bolduc (8-5) gave Naugatuck the win.

The win was the second for Naugatuck over the Hearts this season. The Greyhounds snapped Sacred Heart’s 11-match winning streak earlier this month.

Naugatuck opened the tournament with a 4-3 win over No. 4 Woodland on Monday.

The Greyhounds faced Watertown twice in the regular season, losing both matches. The Indians advanced to the final with wins over No. 6 St. Paul (4-3) in the first round and No. 2 Wolcott (5-2) in the semifinals.