Two Fairfield high school boys tennis players keep playing on.
Ludlowe's Jack Meyer and Warde's Ted Berkowitz have qualified for the boys tennis State Open. Meyer and Berkowitz were both semifinalists at the Class L meet, falling just one match short of the class final.
Warde finished tied for second place with Daniel Hand, earning 15 points. The Falcons gained 14 points, finishing fourth.
Berkowitz -- Warde's sophomore No. 1 singles player -- fell for the second time this season against Wilton's Noah Farrell. Farrell topped Berkowitz 6-1, 6-4. Requests to speak with
Berkowitz lost just five points on his way to the state semis, incluidng a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ludlowe's James reiss. Calls to Berkowitz were not answered in time for publication.
Meyer, who is only a freshman, fell to Hand's Scott Rubenstein 6-3, 6-3 in the Class L semis.
"He played well," Ludlowe coach Chris Siano said. "It was a tough match and a good learning experience for him."
Siano also believes Meyer had nerves, but will gain from the knowledge in the upcoming Open.
"He came out a little tight," Siano said. "He'll gain some more confidence as he plays these kinds of matches."
Meyer won four Class L state matches, including a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kunav Kumar.Meyer lost just four games until the semifinals.