CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Middle Township High School boys tennis team clinched yet another championship Tuesday afternoon.
The Panthers remained undefeated in 2018 and clinched their fourth straight Cape-Atlantic National Conference title with a 5-0 victory over Ocean City. The league championship was also Middle’s eighth in the past nine seasons.
Middle (21-0) won all five matches in straight sets. Max Gilbert took first singles, 6-3, 6-1; Rob Giulian won at second singles, 6-0, 6-0; and Teran Broadnax claimed the third singles match, 6-1, 6-2. At doubles, Tathya Modi and Bryden Carr won a 6-1, 6-2 decision at No. 1 and Nick Gibboni and Jack Poindexter scored a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2.
Middle, which has won 13 straight matches by 5-0 scores, hasn’t lost a regular-season match in 32 tries.
The Panthers now turn their sole focus to the South Jersey Group I Tournament. After a first-round bye, top-seeded Middle posted a 5-0 win over No. 8 Lindenwold in a second-round match Monday. The team is scheduled to play No. 5 Haddon Township on Thursday (weather permitting) in the sectional semifinal round. The South Jersey title match is scheduled for Monday. Middle would play it at home with a win over Haddon Township.
— Brian Cunniff