Staples High tennis players in action earlier this spring: Maddie Hendley, right photo, and Henry Matar. / Photos by Andy Hutchison

By Andy Hutchison

WESTPORT — The Staples High girls tennis team posted a 12-3 regular-season record before falling 6-1 to visiting Darien in the FCIAC Tournament quarterfinals this week.

The top doubles tandem of Audrey Kercher and Kerenna Birns won their match 6-0, 6-1 during the May 16 tourney action.

On the boys court, the Wreckers won their last seven regular-season matches to finish at 10-6. 

They carried that momentum into the postseason with a 4-3 win at Warde in the FCIAC quarters on May 15, but lost 4-0 at Greenwich in the semifinals on May 17.

Both Staples tennis squads get back onto the courts for state tournament play beginning May 26.

Andy Hutchison has been covering school sports — including Staples athletics — as well as news and feature stories in Fairfield County, since the 1990s.