Girls' Tennis

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:57

    Pope John 3 St. Dominic 2 Joy Johnson continued to dominate as she blanked Jill Drabik, winning by scores of 6-0, 6-0 in the clash of No. 1 singles players. Johnson’s effort powered Pope John to a 3-2 win over Mount St. Dominic Academy in the second round of the NJSIAA Non-Public A girls tennis tournament on Thursday in Sparta. In the No. 3 singles slot, Katy Mabunay recorded a 6-1, 7-5 victory while the No. 2 doubles team of Julie Balchunas and Stephanie Miceli produced the crucial third point with a 6-4, 6-4 win. Sparta 4 Northern Valley 1 Sparta defeated Northern Valley/Demarest 4-1 in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group III quarterfinals on Thursday as Kristi Sutton led the way, cruising to a 6-3, 6-1 win in the first singles slot. Trisha Ashmore was equally effective at third singles, posting a similar score of 6-3, 6-1. The top doubles tandem of Michelle Hardy and Carly Mora rallied to a 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) win in the No. 1 doubles matchup, while the second duo of Kate Dowd and Katie Quinn recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory. High Point 5 Hopatcong 0 High Point routed Hopatcong 5-0, as the Wildcats swept the singles matches in straight sets, losing only five games. Lauren Tracy, High Point’s ace of staff, has been chosen the Player of the Week after routing Krystal Fesperden 6-1, 6-0 in the meeting of No. 1 singles players. Rachel Leshinski won by scores of 6-1, 6-1 in the second singles match while Lauren Abati posted a 6-2, 6-0 victory in the No. 3 singles slot. The first doubles team of Laure Bayse and Marly Roche won 6-2, 6-0 while the No. 2 duo of Ashley Jackson and Kaleigh Ralph posted a 6-4, 6-0 verdict. Wallkill 5 Kittatinny 0 Wallkill Valley defeated Kittatinny 5-0, as Diane Washer and Ashley Wilmoth posted straight-set wins in the first and second singles slot. Megan Wolfe preserved the shutout when she rallied to a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 3 singles match, as the Rangers improved to 7-6.