SPARTA, NJ – With August-like temperatures and blue skies, Sparta High School girls tennis took all five matches against Pope John on Wednesday.  The girls had a good crowd watching all six courts, enjoying the afternoon outside.


  1. Alexa Matkiwsky beat Hailey O’Connor 6-3, 6-4,
  2. Sarah Dioneda beat Jacki Healy 4-6, 6-3, 6-2,
  3. Reagan Rech beat Katie Brennan 5-7, 6-3, 6-0


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  1. Jillian Parks and Gabby Canzoniero beat Bridget McNally and Christine Hruby 7-5, 6-0
  2. Paige Markvicka and Jenna Bargfrede beat Emily Mundt and Alexa Manchek 6-1, 6-1.

Bargfrede said she and Markvicka, newly paired this season, have been “working really well.”

“We play well together,” Bargfrede said. “Our team has played really well as a whole.  We’ve been improving without many losses.

The girls have put together a 9-4 record.  They will travel to Randolph on Thursday.