Marion Conklin won her singles match and teamed with Catherine duBoulay to win at No. 1 doubles for the Hopkins girls tennis team, which defeated Westminster 5-0 Sunday at Farmington Valley to win the NEPSAC Class B Championship.
In other matches, Vivian Wen won the other singles match for the Hilltoppers (18-0). Wen teamed with Samantha Phelan to win No. 3 doubles and Olivia Wen and Lera Strickland won at No. 2 doubles to sweep Westminster.
Hopkins also beat the Class A NEPSAC champion (Hotchkiss) and the Class C champ St. Luke’s.
“Our team has risen to every challenge,” Hopkins coach Michael McManus said. “Our girls embraced the idea from the first practice that they are not alone on the court. Every player on the team contributes to every win and picks each other up after every loss. It has been an honor to watch all the hard work pay off in such a big way. Coach Bennett and I are so proud of our team and and eternally grateful for the support of the parents, and the Hopkins School.”
Hopkins 5, Westminster 0
New England Class B Final
(at Farmington Valley)
Singles: Marion Conklin (Hop Cap) def Mary Kille (W) 6-1, 6-0; Vivian Wen (Hop) def Clara Ekholm (W) 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Marion Conklin/Catherine duBoulay (Hop Captains) def Mary Kille/Wilson (W) 8-2; Olivia Wen/Lera Strickland (Hop) def Clara Ekholm/Ellie Suit (W) 8-3; Sam Phelan (Cap)/Vivian Wen (Hop) def Lauren Way/Wolf (W) 8-3.
North Haven 5, Sheehan 2
Singles: Julia Migliorini (NH) def. Srivani Agnihotram 6-0, 6-0; Rachel Petry (NH) def. Grace Waldron 6-1, 6-0; Lily Mezzi (NH) def. Allyssa Cassella 6-1, 6-2; Anna Wootton (NH) def. Erin Roberts 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Justine Hoover and Caroline Dighello (S) def. Katrina Nadolny and Kara Stevens (NH) (6-1, 6-1); Shreya Patel and Crystal Gallagher (S) def. Avery Hill and Claire Looney (NH) (6-2, 6-4); Jess Tran and Daniella Bryson (NH) def. Christina Cappola and Kirsten Bebe 6-1, 6-0. Records: NH 11-8; S 8-12.
MORGAN 4, STONINGTON 3
Singles – 1. William Michelson (S) defeated Matt Newfield (M) 6-2, 6-1; 2. Sean Bessette (S) defeated Patrick Markovics (M) 6-1, 7-5; 3. Kyle Remmert (S) defeated Vincent Tino (M) 6-2, 6-3; 4. Garrett Johnson (M) defeated Quinn Hamilton (S) 6-2, 6-3. Doubles – 1. Paddy Murray/Chris Nuzzo (M) defeated San Snediker/Ben Anderson (S) 6-0, 6-1; 2. Sean Arribas Cockley/Drew Marzano (M) defeated Evan Dossneau/Jack Ramsdell (S) 6-0, 6-2; 3. Calvin Jackson/JP Nye (M) defeated Shah Haider/Matt Santacroce (S) 6-1, 6-1. Records: M 16-1.