Pinelands Regional Boys Tennis Team Advances to State Sectional Final



Massive Things: With the aid of third-singles participant Adam Grelak, the Pinelands Regional boys tennis group secured a location in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II last with a 4-1 get around Seneca on Could 27. (Photo by David Biggy)
For a next straight season, the Pinelands Regional boys tennis crew advanced to the remaining spherical of the NJSIAA South Jersey Team II event.
Last 7 days, just after acquiring a bye for the very first round, the 3rd-seeded Wildcats (19-2) blazed via the quarterfinals and semifinals – scorching Shore Conference Class B South rival and sixth-seeded Lacey, 5-, for the 3rd time in a 7 days on May perhaps 26, then bouncing seventh-seeded Seneca, 4-1, soon after it upset 2nd-seeded West Deptford, the up coming working day.
Versus the Golden Eagles, Brian Delbury missing a tight 1st-singles match from Landon Wall, falling in a few sets, 4-6, 6-3, 7-10, but the relaxation of the staff picked up victories to send out the Wildcats to the sectional championship. At second singles, Josh Kline ousted Ben Yaroch, 6-3, 6-2, and Adam Grelak shipped a 6-2, 6-3 earn above Vince Abate at 3rd singles, whilst the to start with doubles tandem of Daniel McCarthy and Michael Staino cruised to a 6-, 6-1 gain above Chris Minervini and Dan Errigo, and James Cahill and Carter Mathis rolled to a 6-1, 6- victory about Jackson Bauer and Jarret Holland at next doubles.
In the quarterfinals, Delbury effortlessly knocked off Owen Tracey, 6-2, 6-, though Kline and Grelak won similar 6-, 6-1 contests against Jack McKee and Brian Kuczko, respectively. McCarthy and Staino defeated Jack Costa and Dylan O’Rourke, 6-1, 6-1, at very first doubles, and Cahill and Mathis took treatment of organization at next doubles, beating T.J. Cooke and Mike Cooper, 6-1, 6-2.
In the final, Pinelands squared off versus a acquainted foe, top rated-seeded Haddonfield – the exact same squad which shut out the Wildcats in the 2019 championship, right before last year’s time was canceled because of to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, the result was a 4-1 decline to the Bulldogs on Tuesday, June 1.
Pinelands Volleyball Crew Can make Record
SERVED: Abdullah Elsayed and the Pinelands Regional boys volleyball staff scored their 1st-ever state event victory with a 2- earn against Sterling on May perhaps 27. (Photograph by David Biggy)
In its initial-ever NJSIAA South Jersey event match, the Pinelands Regional boys volleyball team created historical past by successful the 1st-round contest on May well 27, scoring a 25-22, 25-19 determination about 16th-seeded Sterling. The 17th-seeded Wildcats arrived again from an 18-12 deficit to gain the to start with sport and never looked back again, taking a 6-2 lead at the outset of the 2nd activity en route to the historic get on the highway.
Abdullah Elsayed paced the Wildcats (12-8) with seven kills, 14 digs and an ace, when Brogan Duelly scored five kills and 4 digs, and Ethan Woods registered 4 kills, five digs and an ace. Aaron Johnson gave out 11 helps, and Aiden Skeie contributed four kills and three blocks. Dan Brunke also had 9 assists and an ace.
Pinelands’ following opponent is the top-seeded squad in the part, neighboring Southern Regional. They were being scheduled to participate in their second-round matchup on Wednesday, June 2.
Southern Softball, Lacrosse Squads Progress
With a comprehensive slate of point out match contests played on Southern Regional’s campus Tuesday, June 1, the Rams’ softball and ladies and boys lacrosse groups all won their initial-round contests to go on to the NJSIAA South Jersey Team IV quarterfinals.
On the softball diamond, the fourth-seeded Rams knocked off Shore Convention Course B South rival and 13th-seeded Toms River North, 3-2, and will enjoy 12th-seeded Rancocas Valley in Friday’s quarters.
In ladies lacrosse, the fifth-seeded Rams took on 12th-seeded Millville and scored an 8-5 victory to progress and satisfy up with both fourth-seeded Princeton or 13th-seeded Monroe on Saturday, June 5. And in boys lacrosse, fourth-seeded Southern knocked off 13th-seeded Eastern Regional, 14-4, and will face both Shore Convention rival and fifth-seeded Howell or 12th-seeded Cherry Hill East in the quarterfinals slated for Thursday, June 3.
Elsewhere, the Barnegat ladies lacrosse staff, seeded eighth in South Jersey Team I, hosted ninth-seeded Haddon Township and came up limited, 7-5, of Saturday’s quarterfinals, whilst the Bengals’ 11th-seeded boys traveled to encounter sixth-seeded Delaware Valley and ended up slipping, 11-3. Also, the Pinelands girls lacrosse team, seeded 14th in South Jersey Group II, created the excursion to Monmouth County to experience third-seeded Manasquan on Wednesday, June 2, as sixth-seeded Red Financial institution Regional awaited.
As for the neighborhood baseball squads, they did not enjoy their initially-spherical games until eventually Wednesday, June 2.
In SJ Group II, fourth-seeded Barnegat was slated for a house contest from 13th-seeded Middle Township, with the probability to fulfill possibly fifth-seeded Haddon Heights or 12th-seeded Manchester in the quarters on Saturday, although the 15th-seeded Southern crew was established to fulfill next-seeded Cherokee for the chance to engage in both seventh-seeded Howell or 10th-seeded Lenape in the quarterfinals, also scheduled for Saturday.
 David Biggy
biggy@thesandpaper.net

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