The Holy Spirit High School girls tennis team won a share of the Cape-Atlantic League National Conference title with a 3-2 win over host Sacred Heart on Friday at Gittone Park in Vineland.
Third-singles player Kerin Maguire fought back from a first-set loss to win the deciding point by defeating Sacred Heart's Abby Bencie 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
In the first match between the teams on Sept. 12, Bencie won 6-4, 6-0.
It's Sacred Heart's first conference title since 2004 and Holy Spirit's eighth straight. The Spartans also clinched a share of the Division II title.
Maguire, a 17-year-old senior from Brigantine, won four straight games in the final set to clinch the point.
"Obviously there was a lot of pressure on me since I was the last match on the court, but I wasn't going to let it get away from me, so I worked really hard and just got everything back and it paid off," Maguire said.
"The whole team played great and we wanted it really bad, so it was a really great experience."
Singles-Amanda Goff SH d. Madison Gallagher 6-0, 6-1; Patrice Basada SH d. Emery Gewitz 6-3, 6-1; Kerin Maguire HS d. Abby Bencie 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles-Valerie Garofalo-Julia Dalzell HS d. Lauren Cavallo-Katie O'Rourke 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Kelly Gross-Jess Shaffer HS d. Tori Caterina-Jess Goff 6-1, 6-2.
Records-Spirit 17-2 (15-1), S.H. 20-2 (16-1).
No. 10 Egg Harbor Township 4, Absegami 1
Singles-Katie Garthaus EHT d. Alyssa Brady 6-0, 7-5; Vida Torres EHT d. Laura Nastasi 7-5, 6-4; Sophie Fernandez EHT d. Blair Cournoyer 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles-Maria Ibarra-Christine Pao EHT d. Caroline Harrison-Kristen McCormick 6-2, 6-2; Emma Paugh-Cassidy Calimer A d. Zahara James-Caroline Tesone 6-4, 6-3.
Records-Absegami 10-11; EHT 17-2.
Cedar Creek 5, Bridgeton 0
Singles-Linsey Gabris d. Denise Juarez 6-0, 6-0; Mikila Stefanski d. Herminia Nava 6-2, 6-0; Allie Hare d. Shakia Singleton 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles-Mackenzie Goddard-Jess Danks d. Tanija Johnson-Andrea Mendez 6-4, 6-2; Cristina Pirri-Casey Thomas d. Tyrusha Wallop-Ana Perez 6-1, 6-0.
Records-Cedar Creek 18-5, Bridgeton 3-19.
Mainland Regional 5, Vineland 0
Singles-Nicole Fahringer d. Segal Menghani 6-0, 6-1; Lily Glassberg d. Neerjah Thakur 6-2, 6-1; Elise Nachtigall d. Gina Irizarry 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles-Haley Krachman-Rachel Rha d. Andrea Ferrari-Nandini Patel 6-0, 6-4; Katie Rha-Cassidy Scott d. Courtney Cindawold-Mia Masarro 6-1, 6-0.
Records-Vineland 9-13, Mainland 15-4.
Oakcrest 5, Hammonton 0
Singles-Connie Capone d. Morgan Mitchell 6-1, 6-0; Summer Conover d. Taylor Peyton 6-3, 6-0; Erin DeSandro d. Sam Carty 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles-Kristin Petty-Rachel Filippone d. Nicolette Norton-Claire Ogden 6-3, 6-2; Aubrey Hawn-Ada Rodriguez d. Heather Visco-Hannah Knapp 6-3, 6-1.
Records-Hammonton 2-18, Oakcrest 15-10.
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