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Women’s tennis: No.1 Pingry wins third straight title at Somerset County tournament (PHOTOS)

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NJ.com Top 20 Pingry won the 2021 Somerset County tournament on Saturday morning at his home pitches.

The Big Blue sent players to the final on all five flights and they swept 5-0 for 25 team points. Bridgewater-Raritan and Montgomery tied for second place with 16 points and Hillsborough was next with 15.

The county title is Pingry’s third in a row and the first since 2019 after the pandemic wiped out the tournament last season.

“A great effort on all terrains,” said Pingry coach Marion Weber. “Winning all five flights is awesome.”

Rookie Anika Paul defeated Jessica Kozyra of Bridgewater, 6-2 6-1, in the first singles final. In the second single, Junior Sydney Langer recorded a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Allie Smith of Bridgewater. Senior Sarah Kloss also beat Niveta Bharath in the third single, 6-2, 6-0.

For the first doubles, the freshman duo of Isabelle Chen and Leila Souayah outscored Lana Eichenbaum and Angela Qian of Montgomery, 6-3, 6-2. Seniors Sabrina Schneider and Olivia Gallucci won in the second doubles, 6-3, 6-1, against Isabelle Li and Viktoria Leopold of Montgomery.

After getting off to a late start, Pingry is 3-0 this season with 5-0 wins over Watchung Hills, North Hunterdon and Hillsborough, all on the road.

Then, the Grands Bleus await their fate for the state section tournament. The classification meeting takes place on Monday.

Full draws and results for the entire tournament can be viewed below.

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