Nico Esposito's No. 1 singles win lifts Foran past Lyman Hall

Foran’s boys’ tennis team turned back Guilford 4-3 and winning coach Alan Stern was quick to credit Nico Esposito for his tenacity.

“It all came down to the No. 1 singles match between Nico and Jackson Mailhot from Lyman Hall,” Stern said after host Foran improved to 3-0. “After dropping the first set, Nico fought back to take the second set 6-1 and force the match into a third set.

“Although it started rough with Nico going down 2-4, he held his serve and broke back to get to 4-4. After they both held to reach 5-5, Nico stayed strong, holding his serve to 6-5 and ultimately breaking Jackson’s service game to win 7-5.”

Lyman Hall, now 1-1, took the next three singles matches but had to forfeit in doubles.



Nico Esposito (Foran) def. Jackson Mailhot (Lyman Hall), 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

Brady Campbell (Lyman Hall) def. Arush Puri (Foran), 6-2, 6-2

Alex Zelaya (Lyman Hall) def. Jared O'Sullivan (Foran), 6-3, 6-0

Evan Smith (Lyman Hall) def. Ryan Purviance (Foran), 6-4, 6-1


Danny Abate and Danny Ruano (Foran) def. Forfeit (Lyman Hall)

Kevin Huang and Keith Pokornowski (Foran) def. Forfeit (Lyman Hall)

Josh Cummings and Steven Mingrone (Foran) def. Forfeit (Lyman Hall)