The second meeting of the young season between Cinnaminson and Palmyra brought with it some excitement. The Pirates were tied at two with Palmyra as the doubles team of Scott Lallo and Bryan Bogin continued a tiebreaker into the evening hours at Wood Park.
Cinnaminson dropped the game 3-2, which evened their record at 2-2. There is still plenty of tennis left to be played, especially since the weather has not cooperated much to begin the season.
The Pirates have already had four games either canceled or re-scheduled. One of those was on Monday against Pemberton Township High School.
Despite the loss today, sophomore second singles Eddie Runquist knows that today was just a blip on the radar.
“Our third singles wasn’t in play today, so that really hurt our team. We know we should have won, but you can’t look down on the outcome. It happens. You just have to move on.”
The third singles, Tyler Collins, was out today due to a sprained ankle he suffered at the Burlington County Open. Head coach Mike Fries said he will be back on the court for Thursday’s game against Moorestown.
Steve Chao was moved from doubles to singles to take Collins’ place as third singles on Tuesday, winning his game 2-0.
“He did a really nice job today with the win. He handled his opponent,” Fries said.
Fries acknowledged that this year’s team is young, but that the players need to learn from their mistakes.
“It’s a young squad. They just have to learn from their mistakes and move on. If they make mistakes, they have to forget about it and not make two, three, four in a row, which they did today. And, that’s why they lost.”
This was the second meeting of the year between Palmyra and Cinnaminson. The Pirates defeated Palmyra 4-1 in the season opener.
The Pirates will focus on their serves and their approaches to the net in preparation for Moorestown on Thursday, April 23.