STAMFORD - The New Canaan and Westhill boys tennis teams entered Tuesday's match much like the day they were playing on: perfect. Both teams were undefeated as they squared off Tuesday in Stamford. With some inspiring performances, the defending FCIAC and state champs beat Westhill 5-2, keeping their record unblemished at 10-0.

"Everyone played as well as they have all season," Rams coach Dan Borgman. "Today, we had a really good opponent to play against and we rose to the occasion."

Things didn't start off well for New Canaan, as Chase Urban, the No. 1 singles player on the team, lost to John Petrini in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. The senior Petrini, who will attend Quinnipiac on a scholarship, used a booming serve and blistering ground strokes to make quick work of Urban, who was severely hampered by a pulled leg muscle he suffered early in the match.

"I got hurt in the first game and I didn't want to push it further," said Urban. "I had trouble moving around and he took advantage. But give [Petrini] credit. He's a really good player who's going Division I."

Will Burger played like a Division I player in the court beside Urban and Petrini. The New Canaan sophomore meticulously took apart Westhill's Brandon Pomerance 6-1, 6-4 to even the match up for the Rams.

In an exciting match between number three players, Steve Evans outlasted Prashant Toteja in three sets. The Rams senior overcame a bevy of unforced errors in the second set to take the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.

"It was very difficult for me to put the ball away," said Evans. "Toteja was very quick and he got to a lot of balls. It became a grind but I stuck it out and eventually got the win. I'm real happy."

Tom Worchester played with a steely resolve and had a flair for the dramatic in his match against Miles Singer, whom he attended the Bollettieri tennis academy with last summer. The New Canaan sophomore made several awe-inspiring shots, including two cross-court winners late in the final game to seal the match, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

"I've played Miles before; he's a great player," Worchester said. "He's very consistent. I just wore him down and made big winners when it counted."

Devin McVeigh made his match with Noah Barr count for the Rams. The New Canaan sophomore put the pressure on Barr, rattling him into several unforced errors, en route to a 6-3, 6-0 win.

In doubles action, New Canaan received a straight set win by Patrick Newton and Jacon Reiss and split with the Vikings in two matches.

New Canaan improved to 10-0, and Westhill dropped to 5-1.

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