Boy’s Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Game to Palmyra

Boy’s Tennis Drops Hard-Fought Game to Palmyra

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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.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com

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