The High School North tennis team is cruising through the season with a 12-3 record. The girls advanced to the Group IV semifinals before being ousted by High School South on October 10. The girls also earned a fourth-place finish in the Mercer County Tournament last month.

The Knights have lost only six sets total in their 12 wins. Led by senior doubles teams Nicky Charan and Jessica Mao and Sai Dhulipalla and Ranjitha Vasa, this year’s squad was packed with experience. Audrey Chen at third singles is the youngest player and sole sophomore starter, while juniors Nyambe Tuchscherer and Arielle Bosworth paved the way at first and second singles, respectively.

South ultimately lost 3-2 to Millburn, the only blemeish on its record.

Girls’ Tennis

South defeated North 5-0 on Wednesday, October 16. Singles 1: Claudia Siniakowicz def. Nyambe Tuchscherer, 6-0, 6-2. Singles 2: Haykey Rich def. Arielle Bosworth, 6-0, 6-3. Singles 3: Caroline Zhou def. Audrey Chen, 6-4, 6-1. Doubles 1: Sanjana Ravi and Angela Li def. Jessica Mao and Nicky Charan, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles 2: Angela Weng and Stephanie Ji def. Sai Dhulipalla and Ranjitha Vasa, 6-2, 6-4.

North (12-3). A 3-2 win over Freehold Borough on Tuesday, October 8. Singles 3: Chen, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Doubles 1: Charan and Mao, 6-4, 6-4. Doubles 2: Dhulipalla and Vasa, 6-2, 6-4. Central Jersey Group IV Quarterfinal.

A 5-0 win over Notre Dame on Friday, October 18. Singles 1: Tuchscherer, 6-0, 6-3. Singles 2: Bosworth, 6-0, 6-2. Singles 3: Chen, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles 1: Charan and Mao, 6-3, 7-6(7-1). Doubles 2: Dhulipalla and Vasa, 6-1, 6-2.

A 3-2 win over Moorestown on Saturday, October 19.

South (17-1). A 5-0 win over South Brunswick on Tuesday, October 8. Singles 1: Siniakowicz, 6-1, 3-0 (injury). Singles 2: Rich, 6-1, 6-0. Singles 3: Zhou: 6-2, 6-2. Doubles 1: Ravi and Li, 6-2, 6-3. Doubles 2: Margaret MacArthur and Angela Weng, 6-2, 6-2. Central Jersey Group IV Quarterfinal.

A 4-1 win over Montgomery on Monday, October 14. Singles 1: Siniakowicz, 6-0, 6-0. Singles 2: Rich, 6-1, 6-0. Singles 3: Caroline, 5-7, 6-4 (10-2). Doubles 2: MacArthur and Weng, 6-4, 6-4. Central Jersey Group IV Sectional final.

A 3-2 loss to Millburn on Thursday, October 17. Singles 2: Rich, 1-6, 7-6(7), 10-3. Singles 3: Zhou, 1-6, 7-5, 10-2. Group IV semifinal.

A 5-0 win over Steinert on Friday, October 18. Singles 1: Rich, 6-0, 6-0. Singles 2: Weng, 6-0, 6-0. Singles 3: Ji, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles 1: Ravi and Li, 3-6, 6-0, 0-0(10-5). Doubles 2: Shrayna Thondapu and Ellen Wu, 6-1, 6-0.

A 5-0 win over Notre Dame on Monday, October 21. Singles 1: Siniakowicz, 6-0, 6-0. Singles 2: Rich, 6-0, 6-0. Singles 3: Zhou, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles 1: MacArthur and Weng, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles 2: Ji and Varna Kodoth, 6-0, 6-0.