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Millburn Tennis Team Takes Tourney Trophy

The Millburn Challenge is once again won by the host team.

Four varsity high school tennis teams met at Millburn’s home courts Saturday morning for the second annual Millburn Challenge tournament, and when the dust settled at 5 p.m., the Millers had won the championship trophy for the second year, without giving up a set.

In the morning round, MHS faced off against Bernards High School, while Seton Hall Prep met Chatham High. The winners would face eachother in the afternoon round while the losers played a consolation round.

In the early round, against Bernards, Millburn’s first singles Tyler Schick outplayed Luke Roser 6-2, 6-4. Rob Xie, at second singles, overpowered Dan Wu 6-0, 6-2. Playing third singles, Teddy Moskovitz took out Teddy Apt, 6-2, 6-2.

On the doubles top court, Mac Johnson and Jared Wishnow beat Jordan Isaacs and Kevin Wallace 6-1, 6-1. At second doubles, Nicky Chen-Schmidt and Jon Duan defeated Eric Oringer and Johannes Oster, 6-1, 6-3.

Seton Hall Prep edged out Chatham 3 courts to 2 in the morning, setting up a contest with Millburn in the final round.

In the later round, Schick shut out the Pirates’ top court player Cesar Munoz 6-0, 6-0. Xie notched a 6-0, 6-1 win over Antonio Guarco at second singles. Brian Alter, holding down the third singles spot, trounced Pete Lazzali 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles, Chen-Schmidt and Duan, on court one, beat Ken Lamar and Arthur Gigon 6-1, 6-2.  Johnson and Moskovitz finished the match at second doubles by besting James Cirignano and Mike DeFilippo 6-2, 6-1.

The consolation round was won by Bernards, edging out Chatham 3-2.

A day earlier, Millburn beat Montclair High School 5-0. The Millers’ overall record now stands at 7-1. They play Westfield High School on Monday, and begin their quest for the Essex County crown on Tuesday at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.



 



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