MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Livingston boys’ tennis varsity team defeated Montgomery High School in the Group 4 State Semifinals on Wednesday morning. As a result of that win, the team advanced to the Group 4 finals in the afternoon, where they played North 2 champion Westfield.

In a hard fought match, the Lancers prevailed to win their eighth overall Group 4 state championship and punched their ticket to the Tournament of Champions.

“Congratulations to all members of the team and head coach Elliot Lovi and assistant Paul Cirlincione,” said Livingston athletic director Patrick Genova.

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The Group IV schools are the largest in terms of enrollment and LHS is in Group IV.  There are also four sections in Group IV, North I (where Livingston is), North II, Central and South.

A few days ago, Livingston defeated Randolph to win the Group IV Section I championship and the other Group IV sectional champions were Westfield (North II), Montgomery (Central) and Shawnee (South).

On May 20, at Mercer County Park, Livingston played Montgomery and Westfield played Shawnee. With both Livingston and Westfield winning, the two schools squared off in the afternoon for the overall Group IV state championship.

Next, the TOC will match up the Group winners from Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 (Livingston) and Non-public A and B to determine the number one team in New Jersey. The TOC will take place next week.