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Warde, Ludlowe Girls Ousted in State Tennis

Fairfield Warde girls tennis became the 21st consecutive victim of the powerhouse New Canaan team. The top-seed in the Connecticut L Division dropped the ninth-seeded Warde girls 6-1. Fairfield Ludlowe's girls were also eliminated with a 5-2 loss to No. 2 Glastonbury.

On Tuesday, Warde had traveled to Newington and picked up a 7-0 sweep over the No. 8 host team in their state tourney opener. On Wednesday, however, only Haley Wolf in the  No. 2 singles match could pick up another win.

The quarterfinal results are below, with NCHS players listed first:

#1 Singles: Kate Mannelly vs. Christie Schneider NC 6-0, 6-2

#2 Singles: Courtney Gallagher vs. Haley Wolf FW 4-6, 2-6

#3 Singles: Caitlin Gallagher vs. Marysa Walsh NC 6-1, 6-3

#4 Singles: Jensen Lee vs. Caroline Gallucci NC 6-1, 6-1

#1 Doubles: Kimmy Glerum/Sara Greene vs. Megan Hines/Erin Hines NC 6-0, 6-2

#2 Doubles: Amanda Merjian/ Kristin Laub vs. Abby O'Hara/Elise Finzi NC 6-2, 6-0

#3 Doubles: Phoebe Wilks/Kate Howard vs. Mackenzie Hiltz/Carin Gannon NC 6-2, 6-2

The next stop for New Canaan is Thursday's match against Amity (16-2) in the semifinals. Complete tournament results and brackets are on the www.casciac.org website.

Ludlowe's girls lost after picking up wins over Hamden and Simsbury. Glastonbury meets another FCIAC team, Greenwich, in Thursday's semifinals.

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