The Moorestown boys' tennis team did not let a one-day delay in playing the NJSIAA state Group 3 championship match prevent the Quakers from being the only area team to win a state crown.
Moorestown knocked off Millburn for the second time this season, 3-2, yesterday in the championship match at Mercer County Park after the match was the only one of six Group state finals postponed by rain on Thursday.
Millburn (16-9) was missing its best player, Will Kendall, when it lost to the Quakers, 3-2, in the Newark Academy Invitational earlier this season, but Kendall was in the lineup and produced a win at first singles yesterday.
Moorestown (28-5) responded by winning the other two singles matches with straight-set victories from T. J. Riley and Drew Shreter.
Mike Bass and Brendan Greenwood added a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) win at second doubles to secure the trophy for the defending champion Quakers.
The state championship was the 12th for the Moorestown program under coach Bill Kingston.
Tournament of Champions.
Moorestown is seeded third in the six-team field competing for the Tournament of Champions title next week.
The Quakers will face sixth-seeded Group 1 champ Dayton (22-3) in the 4 p.m. quarterfinals on Tuesday at Mercer County Park, and No. 4 Dwight Englewood will play No. 5 Rumson.
The winners will advance to Wednesday's semifinals against top-seeded Westfield and No. 2 Delbarton, and the championship is scheduled for Thursday.
Will Kendall, Mill, def. Gabe Allen, 6-0, 6-1; T.J. Riley, Moor, def. Mike Roth, 7-5, 6-1; Drew Shreter, Moor, def. Eric Cohen, 7-5, 6-3.
David Krauss and Auri Moaven, Mill, def. Mike DeAngelis and John Pontillo, 6-3, 6-3; Mike Bass and Brendan Greenwood, Moor, def. Sebastian Chen-Schmidt and Nishant Mishra, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).