Duddy lifts Bulldogs to SCT second-round tennis win

Duddy lifts Bulldogs to SCT second-round tennis win


Duddy lifts Bulldogs to SCT second-round tennis win


The Rumson-Fair Haven boys tennis team advanced past the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament as the seventh-seeded Bulldogs edged No. 10 Colts Neck, 3-2, on Friday.

Rumson’s John Duddy proved to be the difference maker with a comeback victory at first singles. The Bulldogs’ top player took the final two sets by scores of 6-0 and 6-1 after dropping the opening set 6-7 in a 10-8 tie-break.

Rumson also won both doubles matches. Jeff Sansone and Peter Dickson won at first doubles 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, while Connor Kelly and Murray Mcheffy took the second doubles match 6-2, 7-5.

Colts Neck’s Troy Serafin and Andrew Vaysman captured their hard-fought second and third singles matches 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, and 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, respectively.


CBA 5, SOUTHERN 0: CBA’s Mike Montanelli took the first singles match in straight sets 6-1, 6-0, as the fifth-seeded Colts (9-1) upended the No. 21 Rams (8-5).

Anthony Dein earned a win at second singles 6-0, 6-0, which was matched by teammate Mark Robinson at third singles.

The Colts were equally dominant in doubles play as Andrew Tort and Jack Fitzsimmons as well as Mike Finan and Anthony Iannacone won by scores of 6-0, 6-0.

MANASQUAN 4, TR EAST 1: Manasquan’s Andre Barbero (6-0, 6-0), Craig Lapham (6-2, 6-2), and Tristan Ogden (6-1, 6-1) swept the singles competition as the sixth-seeded Warriors (7-1) moved past the No. 11 Raiders (9-2).

TR NORTH 5, MON. DONOVAN 0: The No. 4 Mariners (13-2) did not drop a set in singles in their win over the No. 13 Griffins. Adam Lefkandinos won 6-2, 6-2 at first singles, Mirish Shah won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles, and Dan Cuthbert won 6-2, 6-1 at third singles.

WALL 5, OCEAN 0: Shane Jeffray won at first singles 6-0, 6-0 and Conner Prasad captured his match at second singles 6-0, 6-0 as the Crimson Knights (13-0) defeated the Spartans (10-5).

HOLMDEL 5, PINELANDS 0: Mike Chen won at first singles, 6-0, 6-0, Derek Liu won at second singles 6-0, 6-0 and Sam Joynson won at third singles 6-0, 6-1 as the top-seeded Hornets (13-1) defeated the No. 17 Wildcats (8-4).

MARLBORO 5, CENTRAL 0: The third-seeded Mustangs (12-1) captured each match in straight sets as they ousted the No. 14 Golden Eagles (9-1).

Alex Raman keyed the win with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Josh Packen at first singles. David Xie and Matthew Cruz won at second and third singles, respectively. Winning at first doubles were Raghav Gupta and Kenny Lau, while Akhil Chakravarti and Abhirim Saripella won at second doubles.


COLTS NECK 2, TR NORTH 0: Hongliang Zhang’s two aces, four digs, two blocks and eight kills led the host Cougars (7-7) past the Mariners (6-7) in non-divisional play.

Tom O’Reilly added two aces and nine kills. Jack Lind contributed five digs and six kills. Dan Clayman handed out 27 assists.

For North, Jacob Iovino had 16 assists. Zachary Lynne scrapped for 15 digs. Nick Mercadante put up four kills and three aces. William Koch contributed six kills and five blocks.

MANCHESTER 2, TR EAST 0: Blake Borsetti’s seven blocks and 15 assists propelled the host Hawks (4-6) past the Raiders (1-10) in non-divisional action.

Antoine Brown added two kills and three aces. Doug DeSimone contributed eight kills. Ali Yildrim had 17 digs. Sean Rembach finished with two kills and four digs. Nick Capasso added two digs and Ryan Hartnett posted five blocks.

For East, Evan Turner finished with 11 kills, two blocks and four digs. Jake Nicol added six blocks and nine assists.

RB CATHOLIC 2, SJ VIANNEY 1: Kevin Brennan and Ryan Farley led the visiting Caseys (8-4) past the Lancers (8-5) in non-divisional play.

Brennan notched nine kills, two blocks and 10 digs. Farley added five digs and 32 assists. J.P. Legrottaglie contributed nine kills.

For the Lancers, Chris Lionette had two kills, two blocks, 30 assists and seven digs. Justin Sandy added 11 kills, 10 digs and two aces. Bryan Walsh contributed six kills and 16 digs.


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