With the fall season in the rear-view mirror, it is time to resurrect a feature we rolled out with the spring 2015 sports season, taking a look at the top games/matches of every varsity program.
Today, we begin with the top 5 girl’s tennis matches of fall 2015. Girl’s tennis finished the year with a 12-7 mark and a second round playoff appearance against Delsea.
#5: New Egypt (3) at Cinnaminson (2) 9/21
Despite losing this match to New Egypt by just one, it was one of the better matches the Pirates had played to begin the season. It was their third loss of the season against three wins. First and second singles Jenna Cuccinota and Tori Robinson picked up the lone wins for the Pirates. Third singles Rebekah Adams fell in two close sets. Both doubles teams lost, but learned a lot about their opponents that would help them later in the season.
#4: Delran (2) at Cinnaminson (3) 9/25
This win marked the fourth of the year for the Pirates, who moved above .500 at this point in the season. In this match, the Pirates picked up wins from all three singles players. Two of the three singles players swept their matches 6-0, 6-0. Any win over Delran is special, no matter the time of season, which is why this one hits the list at number four.
#3: Barnegat (0) at Cinnaminson (5) 10/2
In the first round of the South, Group 2 Tournament, the Pirates hosted Barnegat as the six-seed. Barnegat came in as the 11-seed. The Pirates dominated this playoff match from start to finish, not letting Barnegat get the best of them in any of the five matches. Third singles Rebekah Adams needed a 7-5 win in her second set to win 2-0 and second doubles Danicka Moore and Maddie Figiel needed a 7-5 win in their first set to go up 1-0.
#2: Cinnaminson (2) at Delsea (3) 10/7
The second round of the South, Group 2 Tournament found the Pirates traveling to 3-seed Delsea. According to coach Matt Perekupka, this was one of the better tennis matches the girls played all season despite the loss. Cinnaminson secured its two wins from first and second singles players Cuccinota and Robinson. Third singles Adams lost her match in three very close sets.
#1: Cinnaminson (4) at New Egypt (1) 10/14
Coach Perekupka picked this match as the best win of the season for his girls due to their turnaround from the first one with New Egypt, which came in at number five on this list. The three singles players picked up wins and the second doubles of Moore and Figiel picked up the fourth win of the day for the Pirates.
Thursday we will take a look at the top 5 girl’s volleyball matches of 2015 as the series continues until all eight varsity programs have been covered.