Deep River - Andrew Ganey and Josh Krasney never played doubles together prior to Monday afternoon.
Then, after everyone else had finished their matches Monday, it was the Old Lyme High School tandem of Ganey and Krasney that was under the microscope.
Ganey and Krasney won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, beating Valley Regional's Elias Mueller and Tim Leffingwell, as Old Lyme edged Valley 4-3 in a Shoreline Conference match to determine first place. Old Lyme is 6-0, while Valley now has two losses.
"I think everybody was happy," Old Lyme coach John Pfeiffer said. "Valley always gets up for a match against Old Lyme. ... We didn't know who was going to win until two minutes before the end."
Old Lyme's Morgan White also won his No. 1 singles match in three sets, topping Kyle Peterson 7-6, 3-6, 6-1. Taavi Koiv-Haus won at No. 4 singles and Dustin Sibley and Dan Koenigs won at No. 1 doubles.
In other matches:
• Chris Renaud, Nicholas Zuczek, Kevin Peters and Matt Suprenant swept the singles matches as St. Bernard edged Griswold 4-3 in the ECC Small Division. The Saints are 3-0, 3-0. Griswold (1-2, 0-1) won all three doubles matches, including three-set victories by the teams of Zachary Rice-Jordan Bradeen and Reuben Garcia-Jacob Nelson.
• Lyman Memorial's Ajay Gonnelli scored the decisive point at No. 4 singles, a 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 victory that lasted three hours, to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 win over Montville in the ECC Small Division. Lyman (4-0, 2-0) also picked up wins from Eric McGee (No. 1 singles) and its top two doubles teams - Tim Hennessey-Kule Barrett and Chris Konow-Ian Montgomery. Montville (0-2, 0-2) had singles wins from Nick Namin and Corey Lorraine and won the No. 3 doubles match by default.
• Waterford's No. 3 singles player, Shashwat Kala, took nearly three hours to rally for a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 victory, highlighting the Lancers' 5-2 win over Ledyard in the ECC Medium Division. Matt Getty and Alan Luner also won singles matches for Waterford (4-0, 3-0), as did its top two doubles teams of Tucker Murphy-Brett Pias and Ben Yao-Benny Dong. Eric Sun won at No. 1 singles for the Colonels (1-2, 1-1).
• Williams' four singles players - Sam Buffum, Adam Verhoeff, Jon Powell and Victoria Ferrigno - did not lose a single game in lifting the Blues to a 7-0 win over St. Thomas More. Williams also picked up doubles wins from the teams of Hunt Welch-Brian Bradley, Laura Welch-Juli Brown and Olivia Foster-Ethan Iglehart.
• J.P. Preecourt, Jaijun Ximu, Jacob Hensch and Aaron Lord won singles matches in straight sets, leading Norwich Free Academy past New London 7-0 in the ECC Large. The Wildcats are 1-2, 1-2, and New London is 1-4, 0-2.
• Stonington defeated Windham 6-1 in the ECC Medium, receiving singles wins from Casey Sartor, Jon Hayes and Doug Schweid. Stonington is 1-1, 1-1.
• East Lyme swept its singles matches in straight sets, getting wins from Joan Li, Sophia Shi, Sherry Yang and Melinda Li in a 5-2 victory over Fitch in the ECC Large Division. Liz Miller and Katherine Wu also won for the Vikings (3-0, 3-0) at No. 1 doubles. Fitch (0-1, 0-1) got doubles wins from Liz Osborn and Diana Francis at No. 2 and Emma Nelson and Jingxuan Huang at No. 3. Osborn and Francis won in three sets.
• Kristie Anderson, Jillian Stevenson and Haley Riley won their singles matches in NFA's 6-1 win over New London in the ECC Large. The Wildcats are 1-1, 1-1. Hira Affazal won at No. 3 singles for New London (1-3, 0-2).
• Waterford beat Ledyard 6-1 in the ECC Medium Division. The Lancers (3-1, 2-1) had singles wins from Evelyn Lunar, Nisha Rajawohan, Lauran Rahr and Lexi Moger. The No. 3 doubles duo of Mandy Wong and Phoebe Lee won for Ledyard (2-1, 2-1).
• Susy Kusmierski, Kat McKinley, Kenzie Gagne and Jacquie Csisar won singles matches as St. Bernard beat Griswold 6-1 in the ECC Small Division. Jessica Hester and Morgan Gagne also won at No. 1 doubles for the Saints (3-0, 3-0), while Emily Patten and Alexa Massad won at No. 2 doubles. Griswold (0-2, 0-1) got a victory from the doubles team of Leighanne Okpych and Harleyann Hall.
• Michelle Savoie earned a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (5) win at No. 3 singles to highlight Lyman Memorial's 7-0 victory over Montville in the ECC Small Division. The Bulldogs (2-2, 1-1) did not lose a set in any of their wins. Montville is 0-2, 0-2.
• Old Saybrook swept the four singles matches, including a three-set win by No. 1 player Alex Steward, en route to a 6-1 victory over Cromwell in the Shoreline Conference. Myeerah Zhang, Christie DeAntonis and Daniela Palomeque also won singles matches for the Rams as did the doubles teams of Allyson Hanover-Mackenzie Beal and Krishna Patel-Amanda Lee.