Greenwich certainly showed that it was primed to compete in the FCIAC boys tennis tournament.
Looking like a team on a mission to once again, reach the finals, the second-seeded Cardinals posted an impressive 4-0 win over seventh-seeded Fairfield Ludlowe in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
The Cardinals received two wins from its singles players and two doubles teams victories in the abbreviated match. Sophomore Justin Speaker of Greenwich won his match at first singles against Sam Slobin, 6-2, 6-1.
“I played solid tennis and he played solid tennis, too,” Speaker said. “I was pretty consistent throughout the match and let him make errors. It was a good match to have before the semifinals.”
Matt Tamis at the No. 4 spot, gave GHS its other singles victory. Tamis posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ludlowe’s Griffin Forberg.
“I started off pretty strong and was pretty aggressive,” Tamis said. “We are looking forward to the challenge of playing in the next round — we’re always excited to face challenges. The next couple of days we are going to keep working hard to reach our peak performance.”
At second doubles, Hayden Witmer and Nick Liu of Greenwich notched a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kieran Barker/Ryan Burress.
“The key was being consistent in each set and because of that we were able to knock it out of the park,” Witmer said.
Said Liu: “It feels great to be moving onto the semifinals. Our styles of play complement each other.”
Third doubles saw James Cosby/Jimmy Papas register a 6-2, 6-1 triumph against Adam Frank/Charlie Low. The second and third singles matches and the first doubles match were still in action when GHS clinched the match with its fourth win.