Mainland Regional and Middle Township high schools have been named the second seeds in both of their respective groups in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association girls tennis tournament.

The NJSIAA announced the seedings earlier this week. The S.J. Group III matches will begin today. Mainland (8-0-1) is the No. 2 seed in South Jersey Group III. Middle Township (8-1) is No. 2 in S.J. Group II.

Ninteen area schools will compete, including seven in Group III. Middle Township and Holy Spirit both have first-round byes.

S.J. TOURNAMENT MATCHUPS

GROUP II

First Round--Friday--(9) Bridgeton at (8) Haddon Heights;(12) Pleasantville at (5) Barnegat; (11) Sterling at (6) Cedar Creek; (10) Deptford at (7) West Deptford. Quarter Finals--Oct. 8-- 8/9 winner at (1) Haddonfield; 5/12 winner at (4) Woodstown; 6/11 winner at (3) Collingswood;7/10 winner at (2) Middle Township. Semifinals--Oct. 10

GROUP III

First round--Thursday--(16) Camden at (1) Moorestown; (9) Gloucester Tech at (8) Pinelands; (12) Lacey at (5) Oakcrest; (13) Winslow at (4) Cumberland; (14) Hammonton at (3) Seneca; (11) Timber Creek at (6) Toms River South; (10) Delsea at (7) Ocean City; (15) Central Regional at (2) Mainland. Quarterfinals--Oct. 7. Semifinals--Oct. 10.

GROUP IV

First round--Friday--(16) Willamstown at (1) Lenape; (9) Clearview at (8) Cherokee; (12) Millville at (5) Eastern; (13) Absegami at (4) Egg Harbor Township; (14) Kingsway at (3) Toms River North; (11) Rancocas Valley at (6) Vineland; (10) Toms River East at (7) Shawnee; (15) Southern Regional at (2) Cherry Hill East. Quarterfinals-- Oct. 8. Semifinals--Oct. 10

SOUTH NON-PUBLIC B

First round--Friday--(9) Trenton Catholic at (8) St. Rose; (10) OLMA at Rutgers Prep. Quaterfinals--Oct. 8--8/9 winner at (1) Moorestown Friends; (5) Holy Spirit at (4) Ranney; (6) Mater Dei at (3) Wardlaw Hartridge; 7/10 winner at (2) Gill St. Bernard's. Semifinals--Oct. 10.