The first spring showdown between Stratford High and Bunnell went in favor of the Red Devils on Tuesday afternoon.
Stratford’s tennis team posted a 5-2 win over Bunnell to highlight the day’s high school sports action.
Here’s a rundown of what transpired:
Stratford 5, Bunnell 2
Two three-set victories swung the match in favor of the visiting Red Devils at the Bunnell High courts.
Chris Gangemi’s 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 win at third singles and the No. two doubles team of Anouar Agbere and Nick Rayho (4-6, 7-6, 7-6) gave the Red Devils the season opening win.
Also victorious for Stratford was Gio Gramajo, who earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over at first singles. Stratford swept the doubles, too, as Ben Barge and Nick Nunez earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at first doubles and Dan Collier and Joshua Lecointe took a 6-4, 6-3 win.
For Bunnell, which fell to 0-1 on the season, Jason Pickel took a 7-5, 6-4 win at second singles and Jake Kalson won 6-4, 7-5 at fourth singles.
Outside of the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, Bunnell won 63 games to Stratford’s 62, pinpointing how close the overall match actually was.
The two teams meet again on Thursday, April 18, at 3:45 p.m., at the Flood Middle School tennis courts.
Brookfield 11, Stratford 8
The Red Devils hit the road and battled tough, but fell to Brookfield by an 11-8 score.
Edie Threshie netted four goals while Elle Moshier added three more for Stratford. Amanda Ogrodowicz added another tally.
Helen Lefever made 9 saves for the Red Devils, who slipped to 0-2 on the season.
Stratford hosts Joel Barlow on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Pomperaug 14, Bunnell 1
Mariana Trovarelli scored the Bulldogs only goal off an assist from Morgan Reilly as Bunnell fell in its season-opening game.
Tatiana Wright made 10 saves for Bunnell, which crosses the Housatonic River to play at Foran on Thursday.
Notre Dame-Fairfield 257, Stratford 331
Chloe Pappas’ 78 led the way for the Red Devils. Stacy Medina, Natalie Melo and Ruhuan Liao also competed for Stratford, firing between 84-85 at the Mill River Country Club.
Pomperaug 12, Bunnell 0
The Bulldogs were shut out on their home field on Tuesday night.
Sophomore goalie Quinton Budnick made seven saves for Bunnell, who trek to Joel Barlow next Tuesday.