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Colls Tennis Loses Playoffs 06/15/2017

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By: Nick Eimer

Collingswood is eliminated from the playoff bracket.

On Friday, May 12th, the Collingswood High School Boys Tennis Team was eliminated from the group one, Central New Jersey playoff bracket.  Collingswood, the 14th seed, suffered an 0-5 loss to Bound Brook High School, the 3rd seed.

Bound Brook easily defeated Collingwood, the aforementioned 14th and last seed.  In the closest match of the day, Bound Brook’s Eduardo Vargas won the first singles match, winning 6-4 in both sets.  Collingswood’s Nate Draper played a close match, but was ultimately unable to take home the win.  Collingswood’s Mark Moser lost to Lesly Cruz-Munoz in the second singles match.  Moser lost 2-6 in both sets.  At third singles, Collingswood senior Andy Lu was defeated by Camrin Cronheim.  Cronheim had a score of 6-1 in both sets.  Hank Piper and Jake Rossi lost the first set 6-1 and the second 6-0, during the first doubles match.  Finally, Victor Zou and Joe Buthusiem lost the second doubles match 6-1, 6-0.

This loss was no shock to the Collingswood team, many of who expressed surprise that they had even been placed in the playoff bracket.  Collingswood had a rough season, winning only two out of nineteen games.  The team speculated that they had been placed in the bracket because of the success they had the previous season.  The majority of the previous season’s talent had graduated though, leaving a severely depleted team for the 2017 season.  Collingswood was also plagued by injury and other hardship this season.  Their original first singles, senior Matt Siv, was injured in the first match of the season, and was unable to participate for the rest of it.  Two more of the team’s four seniors were unable to play for most of the season as well.  This left Andy Lu as the only senior who could play in the playoff match.  Mark Moser was also forced to miss several matches, due to a sprained ankle.  Additionally, assistant coach Jerry Cabnet missed a large portion of the season from an injury.

The Collingwood Tennis team is not without hope, however.  The team’s four freshman, Hank Piper, Tim Clark, Nick Eimer, and Victor Zou, were forced to play varsity because of absences for a good deal of the matches.  This has left them all with lots of experience for future years. There is also a long list of recruits for 2018 season, who will hopefully bring even more new talent to the team.  Because only one senior that played all season is graduating, the team views itself as having nowhere to go but up.  Even though they may have lost this playoff match, the team is confident it will go different next year.



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