Autumn Classic: Darien's Wiley, Coale win tennis tourney to benefit Grassroots
Katie Wiley and her partner Grace Coale were the girls varsity winners at the 11th annual Autumn Classic Tennis Tournament benefiting Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education (NGTE), held on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Westport.
Wiley, who plays on the Darien High School varsity tennis team, and Coale, who plays for Sacred Heart Greenwich, defeated Gabriella Gatto of St. Joseph High School, and Allison Katz or Staples High School, 8-0.
The tournament, which was open to all public and private high school varsity and junior varsity players, raised over $28,000 to benefit NGTE, a non-profit organization which offers free year- round tennis instruction, education support and life skills programming to Norwalk youth living in public or subsidized housing. Over 150 boys and girls competed.