Lowe Clinches Boys Tennis State Tournament Upset for Chatham Over Princeton, 3-2

Tyler Lowe won the decisive match match for Chatham in its boys tennis upset over Princeton in the state tournament on Monday Credits: TAP Chatham
Will Nacht and Ollie Monaghan won a second doubles for Chatham in upset over Princeton Credits: TAP Chatham
C.J. LaMantia and Paul Ivans won their first-doubles match in three sets for Chatham against Princeton Credits: TAP Chatham

PRINCETON, NJ - Tyler Lowe held on in the decisive third set to win in his third-singles match, clinching Chatham's 3-2 upset boys tennis victory over No. 2-seeded Princeton in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament on Monday.

"Upsetting the second seed in the bracket means more than what we did last year when we advanced to the sectional final," Chatham tennis coach James Cai said.

Lowe lost the first set to Simon Hwang of Princeton, 1-6, but came back to win the second set, 6-4, and then the third, 6-3.

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"After he lost the first set, he regrouped and adapted his game to his opponent's game," Cai said. "It all came down to Tyler's match. He was up 5-0 in the third set and everyone was acting like we won. I had to tell the team to move away and let him do his job. He was slowing down, but he played every point and finally put him away. It was great how, mentally, he was able to stay out there and fight for the team."

Chatham's first-doubles team of C.J. LaMantia and Paul Ivans won their first set 6-3 and appeared on their way to a straight-set victory before Andrew Lin and Eric Lin of Princeton (10-2) came back to win the second set, 7-6 (9-7).

"During the break, I told C.J. and Paul to be more aggressive," Cai said.

LaMantia and Ivans put the third set away, 6-1, to tie the match at 2-2.

Will Nacht and Ollie Monaghan helped spark the Chatham victory by winning their match at second doubles over Matt Danielson and Jonathan Itzler, 7-5, 6-4.

"The scores don't really tell the whole story," Cai said. "Their top two singles players were great, but winning at second doubles switched the momentum for us."

No. 7 seed Chatham (10-8) travels to meet No. 3 West Windsor-Plainsboro North on Thursday in the sectional semifinals.





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