Darien’s girls tennis team won all but the No. 1 doubles match en route to a 6-1 victory over Hand in the CIAC Class L girls semifinals at Madison Wednesday. It ended a two-year unbeaten run by the Tigers, whose last loss was to Lauralton Hall in the 2016 Class M championship.
Darien’s Lilly Ma rallied to beat Hand’s Sam Riordan in three sets. Darien’s Emilia Callery swept Lindsay Riordan in two sets, needing a tiebreak to win the second. Darien’s Emily Wiley and Katie Wiley both won their singles matches in two sets.
Hand’s only victory was a two-set win over Darien’s Emily Neuner and Juliet Holmes (6-4, 7-6 (4)).
Darien improved to 19-0. Hand’s team season ended at 22-1.
Darien advances to face Staples in the Class L championship Friday, 3 p.m. at Yale.
DARIEN 6, HAND 1
Singles: #1 Lilly Ma (D) def. Sam Riordan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; #2 Emilia Callery (D) def. Lindsay Riordan 6-3, 7-6 (5); #3 Emily Wiley (D) def. Annie Barrett 6-2, 6-1; #4 Katie Wiley (D) def. Ellie Weinstein 6-1, 6-0; Doubles: #1 Anna Lang, Lee Jiaen (H) def. Emily Neuner, Juliet Homes 6-4, 7-6 (4); #2 Elaina Cummiskey, Quin Waters (D) def. Nicki Goldfedeer, Nell Karas 6-4, 6-0; #3 Caroline Homes, Daniela Castellanos (D) def. Jennis Burris, Clare Nelson 6-2, 6-0. Records: D 19-0; H 22-1.