Chatham Girls Tennis Advances to Sectional Semifinals with Win over WW-Plainsboro North

No. 1 singles player Scarlett Blydenburgh won her match in straight sets for Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham tennis players Prisha Vyas and Laurel Hickey are moving on to the sectional semifinals Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - No. 2 seed Chatham advanced to the NJSIAA Group 3 state sectional semifinals with a 5-0 girls tennis victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro North on Tuesday at Colony Courts.

Chatham (15-1) will play host to No. 3 seed Summit (11-2) in the sectional semifinal round, 2 p.m. Friday at Colony Courts.

Chatham swept all three singles matches in straight sets behind No. 1 singles Scarlett Blydenburgh, who posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Nora Boinder. Seden Agar won at second singles over Melinda Mao 6-1, 6-0, and Laurel Hickey scored a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Ishneet Sachar at third singles.

Chatham's first-doubles tandem of Prisha Vyas and Lana DePasquale secured a 6-0, 6-3 win over Pranavi Linga and Catherine Wang. Abby Morgan and Julia Gallop took their second-doubles match against Shreyavasi Gowda and Ruhani Nigam, 6-0, 6-1.

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