STONINGTON — Three Stonington High singles players advanced to the quarterfinals of the ECC girls tennis tournament with wins on Tuesday, the opening day.
Freshman Maddie Hamm, the tournament's top seed, won her first match, 8-0, and the second, 8-2.
Alison Marseglia advanced with 8-4 and 8-3 victories, and Ainsley Johnstone prevailed 8-2, 8-2 in her two matches.
In doubles, Stonington will be assured of at least one team in the title match.
Top-seeded Cassie Onorato and Amelia Caron won their first match 8-0, but took three sets to win in the next round. They defeated Waterford's Jennifer LeBlanc and Kasey Kirchoff, 5-7, 6-0, 6-4. The match was played at Stonington Como.
Grace Milne and Mia Lewandowski won by scores of 8-2 and 8-4 in their first two matches. They then beat Fitch's Hayden Kowalski and Haley Rodgers, 6-3, 7-6 (2).
Onorato and Caron will play Milne and Lewandowski in the semifinals.
Chloe Morehouse and Katie Johnstone won their first match, 8-5, but lost in the next round, 7-5, 6-4.
The tournament resumes Wednesday at Stonington at 3 p.m.
— Keith Kimberlin