West Hartford - Old Lyme High School's Morgan White continued his dominating run through the Class S boys' tennis tournament on Wednesday, earning a 6-3, 7-6 (3) semifinal singles victory over third-seeded Chris Waung of East Catholic.
The junior, who is 27-0 this season and has not dropped a set in the tournament, will play top-seeded Chandler Libby of Granby Memorial in today's championship match at Conard High School at 2 p.m.
White, the No. 2 seed, lost in last year's state final as a sophomore to Griswold's Brandon Roode, who recently completed his freshman season at Nichols College.
"Confidence," Old Lyme coach John Pheiffer said of the difference between White in 2011 and the 2012 version. "When a young kid is playing a lot of older players, that works at you.
"But he's matured. He's absolutely the most coachable player I've ever had ... which is great. I'll tell him the adjustments to make, he'll make them, and be successful ... he's got all the tools. That's why he is where he is."
Morgan has played only one three-set match all season, a regular season win over Valley Regional's Kyle Peterson. He has beaten Peterson all four times this year, however, including wins in the Shoreline Conference finals and in Tuesday's Class S quarterfinals.
• Connecticut College junior skipper Atlantic Brugman was named to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women's All-America team for the second straight year.
Brugman helped Camels to the a fifth-place finish in the recent national championships in Texas. Earlier, was also made the All-New England first team for the second straight season.
• Conn College senior Lindsay Paiva was named to the Academic All-District II women's cross country/track and field first team in Division III as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Paiva was the Camels' top runner at the NESCAC and New England Division III Championships in each of the past two years and was named team MVP both seasons.
Academically, Paiva was honored as a prestigious Fulbright Scholar. She graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Italian Studies. Paiva is now eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team that will be announced on June 19.
• Conn College sophomore Mike LeDuc was named to the Academic All-District II men's cross country/track and field first team in Division III by CoSIDA. LeDuc earned All-American honors by finishing fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships last month. He was also named to the first team of the All-NESCAC cross country team for the second straight year.
In the classroom, the botany major was recognized on the NESCAC All-Academic team in all three seasons during the 2011-12 academic year. He is now eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team that will be announced June 19.