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Summit H.S. Girls Tennis Ties KPS, Wins Share of First County Title; Nicole DelRosso, Both Doubles Teams Claim Top Spot as Every Hilltopper Medals

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The Hilltoppers and their hardware.
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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Summit High School Girls Varsity Tennis team has become joint Union County Tournament Champions after finishing in a dead heat with Kent Place School, with each side earning 88 points apiece at the Donald Van Blake Tennis Center.

The tie gives Summit their first Union County Title, and was propelled the three first-place wins and the fact that every Hilltopper medaled in their respective competition.

Competing in third singles, captain Nicole DelRosso defeated Kent Place's Ellie Falivene, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, to claim first place.

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First doubles team of Aliza Rustum and Kendall Blomfield also finished first, beating Kent Place's Kelcie Engles and Grace McGinley in three, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

Second doubles Rebecca DelRosso and Alisha Kewalarmani were victorious over Caroline Snyder and Alex McMullen of Kent Place, 6-1, 6-1.

First singles and team captain Mae Hoad took third place, and captain Ali Demakos, in second singles, grabbed second place.

Co-champs, Summit and Kent Place will get even more familiar with each other when they go head-to-head for the second time this season October 6 at Kent Place, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Summit won the earlier match, 3-2, on September 9.

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