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Tennis Ace Earns Easton SportsNight Honor

EASTON, Conn. – Easton tennis player Will Boe-Wiegaard will be honored as the Easton Sports Person of the Year at the seventh annual Fairfield County SportsNight dinner on Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.

After a successful career as a college player, the Oslo, Norway native is now a professional who won his first ATP point and world ranking at the beginning of the summer. He won two matches to qualify for the main event at the $15,000 Futures tournament in Montauban, France, in late June.

Boe-Wiegaard, who has played in over 150 Futures and Challenges tournaments, was ranked 1,413th by the ATP  in late September after having ascended throughout the summer to be listed as high as 1,396th in early August. He continues to travel and play in tournaments internationally in his quest to climb in the ATP rankings.

Boe-Wiegaard began playing tennis at the age of 5. He was a five-time All-American at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, from 2002-2006. He culminated a superb collegiate career by finishing as the No. 1 ranked singles player in Division III after winning the singles title at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships. Boe-Wiegaard was runner-up in men’s singles in the same tournament in 2005.

The 2002 Joel Barlow High graduate was raised in Connecticut by his mother, Ingri, an acupuncturist.

The newest members of the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame and 15 Sports Persons of the Year from county communities will be recognized at the dinner. Sports personalities slated to attend are former Yankees pitcher Tommy John, ex-NY Giants football player Bob Hyland, Lowes Moore, who played with the New Jersey Nets, former world boxing champion Travis Simms and Wes Matthews, a two-time NBA champion with the LA Lakers.

Tickets are $125. For information, call Tom Chiappetta at (203) 984-4806 or email tomchip21@aol.com.

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