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Staples Defeats New Canaan in Tennis Semifinal

Led by defending LL Connecticut state singles champion Danny Hirschberg, the Staples High School boys tennis team maintained its undefeated run by topping No. 4 seed New Canaan High, 4-2, in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference semifinals. Staples will face Greenwich in the finals at Wilton High at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Greenwich is a perennial FCIAC powerhouse, winning FCIAC title from 2002-2009. New Canaan won the title last year.

Below are the semifinal results, with the Staples player listed first and winning school in parentheses.

Singles :• 1. Danny Hirschberg vs. Chase Urban (Staples), 6-0, 6-1• 2. Jake Hirschberg vs. Nick Laub (New Canaan), 7-5, 3-6, 3-6• 3. Graham Hyman vs. Will Burger, 7-6 (11-9), 5-7, 1-4 (Did Not Finish)• 4. Jesse Heussner vs. Steve Evans (Staples), 6-1, 6-2• 5. Luke Foreman vs. Tom Worcester (Staple), 6-1, 6-2 Doubles :• 1. Evan Davis and Baxter Stein vs. Patrick Newton and Jacob Reiss (New Canaan), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6• 2. Josh Kaseff and Steve Thomson vs. Connor Hedley and Luke McDermott (Staples) 6-1, 7-6 (4)

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