The boy’s tennis team tournaments begin this week, with some getting underway today, including the Pirates. First round matches must be completed by this Friday. Here is our South, Group 2 first round playoff preview as Delsea comes to town.
#12 Delsea: 4-9
#5 Cinnaminson: 12-2
When: Wednesday, May 11 at 3pm.
Where: Wood Park in Cinnaminson.
Cinnaminson earned a first round playoff home match by racking up a slew of wins in a row prior to the cutoff date and going undefeated in their division by the cutoff.
The Pirates have been red hot for more than a month now. Cinnaminson opened the season with two straight losses to Moorestown and Rancocas Valley.
After those two matches the Pirates exploded for 12 wins in a row, including a 3-2 victory in a rematch with Rancocas Valley on Tuesday.
Cinnaminson has opened division play with a 7-0 mark, putting them in excellent position to take home the Freedom crown before the season ends.
The Pirates 2015 season ended with a loss in the Central, Group 1 semifinals to Metuchen by a 3-2 score.
Delsea comes into today with a 4-9 record. The Crusaders lost their most recent match, 3-2 to Schalick on Tuesday. It was their fourth loss in five matches.
The Crusaders opened the 2016 season by winning a 5-0 match against Deptford before losing two in a row and five of six.
Coming off the best season in school history (14-3 record) the boy’s tennis team from Delsea has struggled in 2016. The Crusaders 2015 season ended in the semifinals of the State, Group 2 semifinals with a 5-0 loss to Summit.
Delsea got to the State, Group 2 semifinals by securing the program’s first-ever sectional title with a 5-0 win over Delran as the two-seed in South, Group 2.
Delsea came close to a sectional title in 2012, but fell to #1 Moorestown 5-0 in the finals of the South, Group 3 Tournament as the two-seed.
The only common opponent between Cinnaminson and Delsea this season is Moorestown. Both teams dropped 5-0 matches to the Quakers early in the year.
Cinnaminson and Delsea have not met since at least prior to the 2009 season.
Follow Cinn City Sports on Twitter for news, scores and live updates from games throughout each season. Like Cinn City Sports on Facebook. Sign-up for our daily newsletter, which arrives daily at 8am with the previous day’s stories, on the homepage.