CHESHIRE — A format in 2021 which saw men’s tennis replicate women’s tennis with team tournaments in four divisions, and the addition of an invitational tournament to replace the State Open, has been continued for another year by the CIAC men’s tennis committee.
“It was the brainchild of our tennis committee a year ago,” said Jim Solomon, Hall’s coach for 47 years and a member of the committee. “We also went with the girls format in the USA for the boys. There are still mixed reviews. Some like it, some don’t. We’ve had polls over the years, every time it was almost 3 to 1 in favor of the old format we used with individuals deciding class tournaments. We decided if we were going to do this, let’s do it two years and then evaluate.