Boy’s Tennis Second Round Playoff Preview at West Deptford

Boy’s Tennis Second Round Playoff Preview at West Deptford

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Update: Postponed Tuesday due to rain. Rescheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 3pm.

The Pirates boy’s tennis team travels to West Deptford today for the second round of the South, Group 2 Tournament. Here is our playoff preview.

When: Wednesday, May 18 at 3pm.

Where: West Deptford High School.

#5 Cinnaminson: 14-2

#4 West Deptford: 15-3

Cinnaminson comes into today’s second round playoff match riding a 14-match win streak. The 14 wins in a row puts the Pirates record at 14-2.

Cinnaminson is also undefeated in Freedom Division play with two matches remaining on the regular season schedule against Trenton Catholic and Holy Cross.

The Pirates picked up a 4-1 win in the opening round of the South, Group 2 Tournament last week over Delsea Regional to advance to the quarterfinals.

Cinnaminson has picked up impressive wins this year over Rancocas Valley (3-2), Holy Cross (4-1), Delran (3-2) and two 4-1 wins over Palmyra.

The 2016 season is a far cry from 2015 for the Pirates, who went just 7-6 on the year. It wasn’t due to a lack of talent, but more so because of the weather.

Cinnaminson had a ton of matches either postponed or canceled last year and very few were made up due to the rain.

That hasn’t been the case this season as the Pirates have already played 16 matches and will play at least three more including today’s second round match and final two regular season matches.

West Deptford comes into this second round meeting with a 15-3 record after suffering a 3-2 setback to Kingsway on Monday in a regular season contest.

That loss snapped a seven-match win streak for the Eagles, who took down Oakcrest 5-0 in the first round of the South, Group 2 Tournament.

Twice this year the Eagles have put together seven-match win streaks. The first time happened at the start of the season after a 5-0 loss to Haddonfield, which is the one-seed in this bracket.

These schools last met in the 2012 playoffs with Cinnaminson taking home a 3-2 win in the first round of the South, Group 2 Tournament.

Today’s second round match is scheduled to begin at 3pm.

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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