The Mainland Regional High School boys tennis team received the top-seed in the South Jersey Group IV playoffs, when the brackets were released Monday by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

The Mustangs, ranked No. 4 in The Press Elite 11, are 10-1 and had their first loss to Vineland on Monday, 3-2.

No. 3 Middle Township was seeded second in Group II. The Panthers have reached the finals the past five seasons, before falling to top-seeded Haddonfield each time.

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In South Jersey Non-Public A, St. Augustine Prep earned the No. 2 seed behind No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy.

The playoffs start today.

Group IV

(16) Cherry Hill West at (1) Mainland Regional; (9) Cherry Hill East at (8) Clearview Regional; (12) Triton Regional at (5) Eastern; (13) Washington Township at (4) Toms River North; (14) Cherokee at (3) Vineland; (11) Southern Regional at (6) Lenape; (10) Atlantic City at (7) Toms River East; (15) Absegami at (2) Shawnee


Group III

(16) Gloucester County Institute of Technology at (1) Moorestown; (9) Pinelands Regional at (8) Timber Creek; (12) Highland Regional at (5) Central Regional; (13) Burlington Township at (4) Cumberland Regional; (14) Winslow Township at (3) Delsea Regional; (11) Kingsway Regional at (6) Seneca; (10) Ocean City at (7) Lacey Township; (15) Oakcrest at (2) Hammonton

Group II

(9) West Deptford at (8) Barnegat, winner vs. (1) Haddonfield; (12) Cedar Creek at (5) Woodstown; (13) Bridgeton at (4) Lower Cape May Regional; (11) Sterling at (6) Buena Regional, winner vs (3) Cinnaminson; (10) Manchester Township at (7) Collingswood, winner vs. (2) Middle Township

Group I

(9) Pennsville at (8) Wildwood, winner vs. (1) Haddon Heights; (12) Paulsboro at (5) Audubon; (13) Woodbury at (4) Lindenwold; (11) Palmyra at (6) Gateway, winner vs. (3) Haddon Township; (10) Glassboro at (7) Schalick, winner vs. (2) Pitman


Non-Public A

(9) Holy Cross at (8) St. John Vianney, winner vs. (1) Christian Brothers Academy; (12) Bishop Ahr at (5) Notre Dame; (13) Gloucester Catholic at (4) Pingry; (14) Paul VI at (3) Monsignor Donovan; (11) Bishop Eustace at (6) St. Joseph-Metuchen; (10) Holy Spirit at (7) Immaculata, winner vs. (2) St. Augustine Prep.

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