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High School Champions Crowned in Middle States

This year’s boys and girls high school tennis state championships in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have now officially ended in the Middle States Section.

In Pennsylvania, Lower Merion High School and Sewickley Academy’s boys tennis teams emerged victorious. On the girls side in Pennsylvania, North Allegheny High School and Mercyhurst Preparatory School were crowned state champions.

In New Jersey, the boys teams from Mountain Lakes High School, West Winsdor Plainsboro South High School and Delbarton High Schools were all winners in their respective group. In the girls championships, Montgomery High School stole the title in its group.

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Caesar Rodney’s Parker Barton credit: Delaware State News

Caesar Rodney High School boys and girls tennis teams won the championship in Delaware.

Lower Merion captured its second straight PIAA Class AAA boys tennis team championship title, with a convincing 3-0 victory over Fox Chapel. According to Pennsylvania Prep Live, Lower Merion Head Coach, Dave O’Connell, explained that he was most impressed by how his players responded as a team.

In the PIAA Class AA boys tennis team championship, Sewickley Academy breezed past Wyomissing 5-0. Sewickley Academy won its first state trophy since Whit Snyder’s 2006 team defeated Moravian Academy.

North Allegheny won its third consecutive PIAA Class AAA girls tennis team championship, with a 4-1 victory over Shady Side Academy. The Tigers became the first team to win three PIAA Class AAA titles in a row.

Mercyhurst Preparatory School captured the PIAA Class AA girls tennis team championship, defeating Beaver Area High School, 4-1. According to Pennsylvania Prep Live, Lakers coach Kelly Maslar remarked on the team’s work ethic and sportsmanship throughout the entire season.

In the NJSIAA Group 1 boys tennis team championship, Mountain Lakes High School emerged victorious, with a 5-0 win over Highland Park High School. It was the Lakers first time they have won the group in 12 years.

In the NJSIAA Group 2 boys tennis team championship, West Winsdor Plainsboro South High School defeated Millburn High School, 4-1. According to New Jersey Advance Media, head coach Richard Arnold was extremely proud of his team’s composure, even when they started to lose momentum.

The NJSIAA Non-Public A boys tennis team championship was a battle between powerhouses Delbarton High School and Notre Dame High School. Delbarton High School edged Notre Dame High School 3-2, with the help of a three-set victory at first singles.

In the NJSIAA Group 4 girls tennis team championship, Montgomery High School defeated Ridge High School in a tight 3-2 decision. This was Montgomery High School’s first group title in 13 years.

In Delaware, Caesar Rodney High School stole the show on the boys and girls side in the state tennis tournament. Both teams captured the state title, with the help from singles standouts Parker Barton and Halle Parker respectively. According to the Delaware State News, the Caesar Rodney High School girls tennis team won the championship by 9 points, while the boys team edged Archmere Academy by a single point.

Middle States High School State Tennis Champions

Pennsylvania
Boys: Lower Merion High School (AAA)
Girls: North Allegheny High School (AAA)

Boys: Sewickley Academy (AA)
Girls: Mercyhurst Preparatory School (AA)

New Jersey
Boys: Mountain Lakes High School (Group 1)
West Winsdor Plainsboro South High School (Group 2)
Delbarton High School (Non-Public A)

Girls: Montgomery High School (Group 4)

Delaware
Boys: Caesar Rodney High School
Girls: Caesar Rodney High School

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