Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Westbrook’s Tennis Teams Keep Notching Victories


Senior Xan Zanzarli and the Westbrook girls’ tennis team took two of three on the courts last week to run their record to 3-1 this spring. File photo by Kelley Fryer/Harbor News

Senior Xan Zanzarli and the Westbrook girls’ tennis team took two of three on the courts last week to run their record to 3-1 this spring. (File photo by Kelley Fryer/Harbor News)

Girls’ Tennis

The Westbrook girls’ tennis team won two of its three matches last week to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Knights took a loss to Old Lyme, but bounced back with victories over Portland and Haddam- Killingworth to finish the week strong.

Westbrook took a 6-1 defeat against Old Lyme in a home match on April 11. Senior Julia Farnoli earned an 0-6, 6-0, 6-2 win in the No. 1 singles match for Westbrook.

Then on April 13, the Knights played a road match versus Portland and blanked the Highlanders by a 7-0 score. Farnoli notched a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles. Senior Gianni Salisbury earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles; freshman Megan Bache claimed a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles; and junior Caroline Dias claimed a 6-1, 6-1 victory in the No. 4 singles match.

Westbrook’s No. 1 doubles team of senior Bree Koplas and junior Delaney Belcourt posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory. The No. 2 doubles team of senior Jami Sacco and sophomore Olivia Palumbo also won their match by a 6-0, 6-0 score. The No. 3 doubles team of senior Xan Zanzalari and junior Adriana Stranieri emerged victorious after winning the first set by the score of 6-1.

The next day, Westbrook netted a 7-0 victory over Haddam-Killingworth in another road matchup. Farnoli, Salisbury, and Bache all earned 6-0, 6-0 victories at the top three singles spots. Junior Ava Ciarcia netted a 6-4, 6-1 win in the No. 4 singles contest.

Koplas and Belcourt prevailed by a 6-0, 6-0 score at No. 1 doubles for the Knights. The team of Zanzalari and Stranieri notched a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles.

Boys’ Tennis

The Westbrook boys’ tennis team improved its record to 4-0 by netting a trio of victories last week. The Knights posted wins over Old Lyme, Portland, and Haddam-Killingworth to stay perfect on the young campaign.

Westbrook started off its week by claiming a road 5-2 win against Old Lyme on April 11. Then on April 13, the Knights notched a 7-0 shutout at Portland on the road. Westbrook wrapped up its week by earning a 6-1 home victory versus Haddam-Killingworth on April 14.


The Westbrook-Portland (W-P) co-op softball team lost two games last week to move to 1-4 on the year.

On April 13, W-P hosted Valley Regional and took a 22-0 loss to the Warriors. The following day, the Knights played a road game versus Cromwell and took a 22-0 defeat.


The Westbrook baseball team took three recent defeats and is now 0-6 on the season.

On April 11, Westbrook took a 16-1 home loss to Hale-Ray. Two days later, the Knights took a 25-1 defeat to Valley Regional in a road game. The next day, Westbrook hosted Cromwell and lost to the Panthers by a 13-0 score.

Chris Piccirillo is the Sports Editor for Zip06. Email Chris at

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