Boys tennis: The 2013 Press All-Stars, plus Second Team and Honorable Mention
Player of the Year
Middle Township, Sr.
The Cape-Atlantic League Individual Tournament champion went 30-5 at first singles this spring and 77-14 for his career. Novick also reached the South Jersey Interscholastic Championships quarterfinals and led Middle to a 23-2 record. The Panthers won the CAL National Conference title outright for the second straight season and at least a share of the title for the fourth straight year. Novick will continue his education and tennis career at Washington College in Chestertown, Md.
Patel posted a career season-high 26 victories to improve his overall record to 80-49 and earn a spot on the first team for the first time. The CAL Individual Tournament runner-up became the first player in school history to hold its No. 1 singles spot for four years since 1988 graduate and school wins holder Scott Steinour. Patel, who reached the SJIC Round of 16, guided the Fighting Clan to a share of the CAL American Conference title.
The repeat first-team All-Star fought his was to the CAL Individual tournament semifinals and the SJIC Round of 16. Lancetta went 25-7, making him 72-18 for his career. He led the Blue Devils to the South Jersey Group III final for the second time in three years before falling to perennial power Moorestown.
Middle Twp., Sr.
The schools career victory leader was 29-4 with all of his wins coming in straight sets. Novick went 88-19 for his career. He reached the CAL Individual Tournament semifinals and the SJIC Round of 16. Contributed to the Panthers' sixth straight trip to the South Jersey Group II final. Novick is a first-team All-Star for the second straight year.
Tanner Kerr, Jr., and Dini Ukella, Jr.
The duo became the first in program history to win the South Jersey Interscholastic Championships doubles title. Kerr and Ukella also made it to the semifinal round of the CAL Individual Tournament. They went 30-4, including eight shutouts.
Darren Tomasso, Sr., and Nick Mayo, Jr.
The pair went 31-5-1 and became the first Vineland doubles team to win the CAL Individual title since 2007. Tomasso and Mayo lost to Kerr and Ukella in the finals of the SJIC doubles final. The Vineland pair went further than any other local team in the State Individual Tournament, reaching the Round of 16.
Dave Donio-Enscoe, Sr., an dStevie Salvatore, Jr.
The tandem paired up midway through the season and went 19-4 the rest of the way, reaching the CAL Individual Tournament final and the SJIC semifinal round. They won 17 of their matches in straight sets.
Josh Margolis, Jr., and Chris Sartain, Sr.
The team combined for a 23-5 record and guided Mainland to a share of the CAL American Conference title. Margolis and Sartain made it to the semfinals of both the CAL Individual Tournament and the SJIC Tournament.
Brian Gallagher, Atlantic City, Sr.
Ethan Fischer, Mainland Regional, Jr.
Louis Abenante, St. Augustine Prep, So.
Lane Bangis, Sr.
Jesse Weiner, Sr.
Kurt Strittmatter, Sr.
Antik Patel, Sr.
Michael Costa, Sr.
Alex Stevens, Sr.
Zach Burke, Holy Spirit, Sr.
Brandon Gildea, Southern Regional, So.
John Halliday, Lacey Township, Sr.
Andrew Massaro, Vineland, Jr.
Ryan Pangilinan, Mainland Regional, So.
Michael Seligman, Hammonton, Jr.
Jeff Smith, Lower Cape May, Jr.
Dhruv Patel, Vineland, So.
Martin Gozar, Sr.
Rithvik Mandalapu, Sr.
Nhyko Todd, So.
Frank Conroy, Jr.
Andrew Hoy, Sr.
Ben Bright, Jr.
Thomas Cutts, Sr.
Marcus Mitchell, So.