Boy’s tennis was able to dodge a rainout following the downpours this morning in order to host Northern Burlington for their fifth match of the season. The Pirates came away with a 5-0 victory. With the win, boy’s tennis extends win streak to three.
“To the doubles team, I told them to find their opponents’ weaknesses while warming up,” head coach Mike Fries said.
“I also told them to keep from hitting the ball out of the park and make them work for it. Northern Burlington lost six out of their seven players from last year so they’re rebuilding this year.”
Cinnaminson has now beaten Florence, Trenton Catholic and Northern Burlington after falling to Moorestown and Rancocas Valley to begin the season and their record stands at 3-2.
“We’re hitting the ball really well and keeping it in play, making our opponents work for their points,” Fries said of the win streak.
This season has been much different than last, especially in the first month, because of the weather. Even though it rained today the Pirates were able to avoid postponement, which was not possible in 2015.
“Compared to last year, with all that rain and snow, it’s been really nice to us this year,” Fries said. “It’s been windy, but we’ve been able to play.”
The only downside now is that the Pirates do not hit the courts again until Friday, April 15 at Burlington City.
“The kids are so talented that they can challenge each other these next few days and make each other better,” Fries said.
“It’s gonna be great that they can come out and play each other.”
The Pirates won fairly easily today, with none of the singles or doubles matches needing a third set.
Cinnaminson has put itself in a good position with the BC Open scheduled for next Wednesday and Thursday April 20 and 21.
“We’ve put ourselves in a good position,” Fries said. “We just need to keep winning to get some home playoff matches.”
Tim Campbell w. Noah Osman 7-5, 6-2
Eddie Runquist w. Ali Husain 6-1, 6-0
Tyler Collins w. Vincent Paulsson 6-0, 6-1
Steve Chao/Ronnie Runquist w. Shashank Narayanan/Bryce Tripodi 6-0, 6-2
George Rider/James Merget w. Sai Malladi/Taher Takliwala 6-0, 6-3
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