Boy’s Tennis Takes Down Holy Cross to Win Freedom

Boy’s Tennis Takes Down Holy Cross to Win Freedom

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The Pirates boy’s tennis team defeated Holy Cross this afternoon by a score of 3-2 in their final match of the season to win the Freedom Division title outright.

“Absolutely. It was a fun year. To have 14 straight victories,” head coach Mike Fries said. “The kids played well this year. They hit the ball well. It just goes to show all the hard work they put in during the off season, it paid off this year.”

“Compared to last year, we had so many rainouts, and not playing as many matches. It was nice this year having great weather compared to last year to get these victories.”

Cinnaminson finishes the year 15-3 overall and 9-0 in the Freedom.

The win over Holy Cross was the second of the season for the Pirates and secured the program’s first division title since 2014.

“It was really important,” Fries said. “It was one of our top goals to get the division title. To beat Holy Cross to win the division is even more special since they are a big rival.”

“Delran was in our division last year and we lost the division because we lost to them (twice). It was nice to win our division this year and beat them even though they weren’t in our division.”

Cinnaminson’s bid for a sectional title came to an end on Wednesday with a 4-1 loss at West Deptford in the quarterfinals of the South, Group 2 Tournament.

The loss to West Deptford snapped a 14-match win streak for the Pirates that began back on April 8 with a 5-0 win over Freedom Division opponent Florence.

The Pirates technically have one more match left, a makeup with Freedom opponent Trenton Catholic, but right now it looks as if the match will not be rescheduled.

A full season review for the boy’s tennis team will be published on the site in the coming weeks.

MATCH RESULTS

SINGLES

Paul Caruso (w)
Holy Cross
6 6
Eddie Runquist
Cinnaminson
3 1
Tyler Collins (w)
Cinnaminson
6 6
Brandon Matthews
Holy Cross
0 1
Brendan Gibson (w)
Holy Cross
6 6
Brendan Delp
Cinnaminson
0 1

DOUBLES

S. Chao / R. Runquist (w)
Cinnaminson
6 6
T. Cherkauskas / M. Zielinski
Holy Cross
2 3
J. Merget / G. Rider (w)
Cinnaminson
6 6
F. Yang / R. Schaub
Holy Cross
4 3

 

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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