Lacey advances in SJ III tennis

Lacey advances in SJ III tennis


Lacey advances in SJ III tennis


Lacey boys tennis won its NJSIAA South Jersey Group III first round match 3-2 over Ocean City, after strong play from both its doubles teams.

Michael Costa and Alex Stevens picked up the win at first doubles after they defeated Josh Tibbitts and Daniel Loggi 6-4, 6-0. Bryan Bollhardt and Mark Prowse also secured a point at second doubles for the Lions after they defeated Chris Gorski and Gunnar Mentzar 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

John Halliday won the important third team point at first singles for the Lions after he defeated Nathan Roberts 6-1, 6-3.


TR NORTH 4, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 1: Adam Lefkandinos won his match at first singles leading the Mariners (18-6) over the Minutemen (9-10) in a South Jersey Group IV match.

Mirish Shah also secured a point at second singles for the Mariners.

CENTRAL 4, HIGHLAND 1: Josh Packen won his match at first singles leading the Golden Eagles (14-2) over the Tartans (6-7) in a South Jersey Group III match.

Lenny Duarte also won his match at second singles for the Golden Eagles 6-2, 6-3.

MONSIGNOR DONOVAN 5, PAUL IV 0: Dylan Thompson-Sevcik won his match at second singles leading the Griffins (15-2) over the Eagles (1-12) in a South Jersey Non-Public A match.

Brian Dylla also won his match at first singles for the Griffins 6-1, 6-0.


SOUTHERN 14, COLTS NECK 5: Brendan Mullen scored four goals and Sean McManus added three to lead the top-seeded Rams (13-0) past the No. 9 Cougars (9-7) in the quarterfinals.

Teammate Tyler Lipositz, whose team sped to a 3-0 first-quarter lead, handed out his 100th career assist in the third quarter and netted one goal. Al Manzo added three goals and two assists. Dylan Jinks contributed two goals and two assists as the Rams advanced to the semifinals.

Rob Halmi led Colts Neck with three goals.

JACKSON MEMORIAL 9, HOWELL 5: Mike Balsamo scored two of his team-high three goals in the second half leading the Jaguars (12-1) over the Rebels (9-6) in a SCT quarterfinal game. Evan Farrar also had two of his three goals in the first half for the Jaguars.

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN 11, FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP 5: Dominic Padula scored two goals in the first quarter leading the Bulldogs (12-2) over the Patriots (12-2) in a SCT quarterfinal match. Chris Sutphen also scored three goals for the Bulldogs. Dan Bloodgood scored two goals and had one assist for the Patriots.


MANCHESTER 13, MONMOUTH 7: Kelli Serpi scored her 200th career goal in the first half leading the Hawks (7-9) over the Falcons (5-10). Serpi now has 205 career goals scored for the Hawks. Sydney Kacek also scored four goals for the Hawks.

MANALAPAN 14, COLTS NECK 13: Senior attack Sara Perkins’ six goals and one assist led the visiting Braves (7-7, 5-7) past the Cougars (13-3, 10-2) in Class A North in overtime.

Colts Neck senior attack Kylie Allmers netted her 100th career varsity goal in the first half. She scored off an assist from Kelsey Burns. Allmers, who has scored 101 goals, including two Thursday, will play for Montclair State University.


CENTRAL 2, DONOVAN 1: The visiting Golden Eagles (9-6) won the third game 27-25 for a non-divisional victory over the Griffins (6-11).

For Central, Robert Gonzalez had 12 assists and three dis. Bryan Jones added two kills and 12 assists. John Seaton contributed eight kills and three blocks. Jonata Dula put five kills, three blocks and two aces into the book and Ambrose Powell added seven kills.

Donovan’s Tyler Broos handed out 23 assists. Jon O’Connor added nine kills, four blocks and five digs. Zach Rayment contributed seven kills and six digs. Dave Wintrode finished with seven kills, two blocks and five digs.

TR EAST 2, LONG BRANCH 0: Evan Turner notched 10 kills and 11 digs for the host Raiders (2-13) in their non-divisional win over the Green Wave (0-18).

For East, Nat Amadeo added seven kills and 11 digs. Tyler Luszik contributed 27 assists and nine aces. Kyle Unger had four kills and two blocks. Justin Nicol finished with 11 digs and seven kills.

For Long Branch, Miguel Ocasio had two kills and two blocks. Jose Ocasio added three blocks.

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