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CBA Athletics | 5/23/2017

A week after winning the Monmouth County Championship, the Christian Brothers Academy tennis team captured the NJSIAA Non-Public South Jersey Sectional title on Monday afternoon at the Moorestown Tennis Club.

The Colts won the championship by dominating rival St. Augustine Prep, as CBA took wins in each match.

On the singles side, freshman Kyriacos Petrou recovered from a first game loss to rattle off 12 straight game wins, taking his match 6-1, 6-0.

Senior captain Sean Reilly followed Petrou's lead in the second singles match, running through his first set (6-1) before overpowering his opponent in the second set (6-3).

With a chance to wrap up the title before the doubles teams even took the court, sophomore Connor Nelson won his first set in a tiebreaker by winning the last five points (7-2). Nelson battled in the second set, eventually pulling ahead and securing a 6-4 win, and ultimately the title for the Colts.

The doubles teams did not let the CBA momentum stop there, as the second doubles tandem of Neil McAlarney and Christian Pacifico won 6-1, 6-3. The first doubles squad of Andrew DeMaio and Matt Jaworski also took care of business (6-2, 6-0) to complete the CBA sweep.

"We really wanted to make sure that Sean [Reilly] and Andrew [DeMaio] got a NJSIAA title," Nelson said about the seniors on the team. "They have done a lot for the program, and adding to the program's history is important."

The Colts can add to the program's history when they vie for the Non-Public State Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Mercer County Park.

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