Holmdel captures sectional tennis crown

Holmdel captures sectional tennis crown

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Holmdel captures sectional tennis crown

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The Holmdel boys tennis team’s quest for the NJSIAA Group II title continued after the top-seeded Hornets defeated Manasquan 5-0 for the Central Group II sectional title.

Mike Chen won his match at first singles for the Hornets after he defeated Andre Barbero 6-2, 6-1. Derek Liu also secured a point at second singles for the Hornets after he defeated Craig Lapham 6-0, 6-0.

Juan Angel-Alvarado won his match at third singles after he defeated Tristan Ogden 6-0, 6-1. The Hornets will play at Mercer County Park on Wednesday against Haddonfield in a Group II semifinal match.

IN ANOTHER NJSIAA MATCH:

CBA 3.5, ST. AUGUSTINE 1.5: Anthony Dein won his match at second singles leading the top-seeded Colts (17-2) over the No. 2 Hermits for the Non-Public South A title. Mark Robinson also won his match at third singles for the Colts (6-1, 7-5).

IN GIRLS LACROSSE:

TR SOUTH 14, SENECA 13 (OT): Laura Kurzynowski scored two goals, including the game-winning goal with 1:22 left in the second segment of overtime as the No. 4 seed Indians (16-2) defeated the No. 12 seed Golden Eagles (8-12) in a South Group III second-round game.

Victoria Alvarez tied the game at 12-12 with 1:44 left in regulation to send the game into overtime. The Indians were trailing 13-12 in overtime until Macy Scott scored her eighth goal of the game to make it 13-13.

Scott scored four goals in the first half and also had one assist. Indians goalie Mary Ahmed made 15 saves, including a penalty stroke with one second left in overtime to preserve the win.

Megan Drum scored four goals for the Golden Eagles.

Toms River South will play at No. 1 seed Moorestown on Thursday.

HADDONFIELD 11, SHORE 5: Claudia LaMarca scored two goals and had one assist but the No. 4 seed Blue Devils (12-6) fell to the No. 5 seed Bulldogs (9-7) in a South Group I second-round game.

Nikki DeScenza, Lauren Britton and Jordan Hayes scored one goal each for the Blue Devils. Taylor Ng and Gretchen Kiep led the Bulldogs with five goals each in the win.

IN BOYS TRACK:

CBA’s 4×1600-meter relay team came away victorious at the East Coast Relays on Monday afternoon in record-setting fashion.

The four-man outfit, which included Tom Rooney (4:18.6), Aaron Liberatore (4:22), Jack Boyle (4:19.8) and Mike McClemens (4:18.02), posted a combined mark of 17:18.42.

The group’s result is the fastest time recorded in the United States this year as well as a CBA program, Monmouth County and Shore Conference record, and is the fifth-fastest time in New Jersey history.

Ocean’s distance medley team placed second at the event with a time of 10:40. The four-man team of Andrew Dombrowiecki, Jair Bernier, Dan Rosenblatt and Greg Lowing shattered its own school record, set earlier this year, by 19 seconds.

IN GIRLS TRACK:

Ocean’s sprint medley team clocked in with a third-place time of 4:07, the third-fastest time in New Jersey this season according to njrunners.com, at the East Coast Relays.

The Spartans’ team Hailey Hyun, Sarah Guss, Raquel Henderson and anchor Brenna Clark, who was coming off a Shore Conference victory in the 800, bettered Ocean’s previous school record by seven seconds.

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