Holy Spirit 3.5,

No. 11 Middle Township 1.5

From Press staff reports

The Holy Spirit High School girls tennis team defeated Middle Township on Monday 3-11/2, to claim a share of the Cape-Atlantic League National Conference title.

"I suppose it's fitting since we are so close in each set, game (against each other) and our records." Middle's coach Tracey Hall said about the shared title.

Holy Spirit coach Diane Kresz said her team improved throughout the season to earn a share of the title with Middle, the No. 11 team in The Press Elite 11.

"From where we started in the beginning of the season and to where we've ended up just goes to show that hard work always pays off. " Kresz said.

The point for second doubles was split due to darkness.

Spirit's Julia Dalzell remains undefeated in match play going into the Cape-Atlantic League individual finals today at 4 p.m. at Vineland High School.

At Holy Spirit

Singles– Julia Dalzell HS d. Taylor Schad 6-2, 6-4; Emery Gewirtz HS vs. Jen Ney 7-6, 4-6 (Shared point due to darkness); Kelly Gross HS d. Ashley Ryan 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles– Darby Crowding-Chelsea Fossett MT d. Carlee Harbright-Veronica Orecchia 6-3, 6-4; Rebecca McLaughlin-Olivia Valiante HS d. Paige Cantz-Lauren Novsak 6-3, 6-4.

Records– Middle 17-3; Holy Spirit 16-3.