The Westfield High School girls tennis team got off to a strong start Thursday in a bid to defend its Union County Tournament title. The Blue Devils advanced all five flights to Friday’s semifinals.
At first singles, third-seeded sophomore Connie Wu moved on with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Summit’s Ryan Freeman. At second singles, second-seeded senior Caroline King advanced handily. Ditto for third singles for top-seeded sophomore Becca Sisto. At first doubles, second-seeded Julia Criscuolo and Julie Morgan made it through. So did third-seeded Emma Haley and Catherine Massa at second doubles.
Linden junior Johanna Zawelski, the top seed, swept through her two opponents without dropping a game.
The semifinals begin at 9 a.m. Friday, with the finals to follow.