Category Archives: Tennis

Woodland finds success with experimentation on the court

BEACON FALLS — With a new format in Naugatuck Valley League boys tennis this season, the first few weeks have been an ongoing experiment for Woodland — and a successful…

Naugy boys step up their game

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys tennis team is learning how to battle through some hotly-contested matches. “I keep telling the guys that you show every day and battle, give it…

Naugy girls off to a fast start

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team is giving head coach Jose Sendra plenty to think about. After opening the season with a 4-3 win over Holy Cross and a…

High expectations for Hawks

BEACON FALLS — The cupboard is anything but bare for the Woodland boys tennis team. With almost all of last year’s starting lineup returning this spring, coach Mike Magas and…

Naugy returns solid lineup

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck boys tennis team has built a solid reputation over the past couple of seasons under former head coach Anthony Mariano, advancing to the Naugatuck Valley League…

Woodland girls look to contend in NVL

BEACON FALLS — After four years away from the sport, Woodland girls tennis coach Jess DeGennaro doesn’t know everything about the Naugatuck Valley League landscape for this upcoming season. But…

Finishing strong a trademark for Greyhounds

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck girls tennis team seems to be in rebuilding mode every season, but head coach Jose Sendra has proven to be a master architect when it comes…

Postseason roundup  

Tournament run ends for Naugatuck in softball quarterfinals The Naugatuck softball team’s longest run in the Class L tournament since 2009 came to end last week in the quarterfinals. The…

‘Hounds, Hawks take shots at tennis tourneys

The Naugatuck Valley League crowned singles and doubles tennis champions last week. In the boys tournament, Woodland’s Josh Powanda reached the singles final against Wolcott’s Alex Hale last Wednesday at…

Hearts top ‘Hounds in NVL final

BEACON FALLS — Naugatuck High girls tennis coach Jose Sendra knew the rematch with Sacred Heart was going to be tough heading into the Naugatuck Valley League tournament final. The…