Friday, June 4, 2010
Team loses to Westfield—a team it had beaten twice this year—3-2.
WEST WINDSOR — It's hard to beat a good team three times in one season. The Chatham boys' tennis team learned that lesson on Thursday afternoon. The Cougars (30-2) fell 3-2 to Westfield (29-3), a team they've already beaten twice this season, in the finals of the Tournament of Champions at Mercer County Park. "It's still a great ride," said Chatham head coach Bruce Humphreys. "Of course you want to win, but it didn't happen. When you're in the game you have to be willing to accept it. It's not always going to happen. We had a great season, and this one just didn't come together. Everybody played hard but we got outplayed, bottom line." Chatham fell behind early, as Chad Gildersleeve and Chris Harvey fell 6-1, 6-0 to Tom Kowalski and Scott …
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Cougars will face Westfield, who they beat twice earlier this year.
WEST WINDSOR — The top-seeded Chatham boys' tennis team edged No. 4 seed Millburn 3-2 in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions Wednesday afternoon at Mercer County Park and earned the right to play for its first state championship. "It feels pretty good," said Chatham head coach Bruce Humphreys. "If you looked at their reactions after they won that ... I like the attitudes, keeping it low key. They understand that tomorrow's another day and we've got to be ready to play. Hopefully the magic will happen." Senior Patrick Monaghan routed Eric Cohen, 6-1, in the first set of first singles, but seemed to run into a bit of trouble in the second set. Monaghan took the first game before Cohen won the following two. After the next break, …
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The top-seeded Cougars will face Millburn today in the semifinals.
The Chatham boys' tennis team will have a bull's-eye on its back when it begins play in an attempt to win its first state Tournament of Champions Wednesday. The Cougars have drawn the No. 1 seed in the tournament and will face fourth-seeded Millburn today in the tournament's semifinals at Mercer County Park after the Millers knocked off Delbarton on Tuesday. Chatham Head Coach Bruce Humphreys, who could not be reached for comment, has said that he puts a lot of confidence in his singles players, and for good reason—top player Patrick Monaghan has lost three matches all year, and second- and third-singles players Quentin Monaghan and Matt Romei are both undefeated. The team will need all the help it can get against Millburn, which boasts a …
Friday, May 28, 2010
Singles players Patrick Monaghan, Quentin Monaghan and Matt Romei come up big.
The Chatham boys tennis team won the state Group 2 finals and will advance to the Tournament of Champions following a 3-2 victory over Pascack Hills in the group semifinals and a 3-2 triumph over Haddonfield at Mercer County Park on Thursday. "The singles players have stepped up and come through," said Chatham Head Coach Bruce Humphreys. "Doubles have improved. They're struggling a little bit, but we've played well enough to survive. We have to come ready to play everyday." In the semis against Pascack Hills (20-4), each Cougar (29-1) singles player manhandled their opposition. Patrick Monaghan outplayed Michael Solimano 6-3, 6-2 and has still only been defeated three times this season. One of those defeats was in the North II, Group 2 …
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Team will compete in the Group 2 semifinals Thursday at 11 a.m.
MILLBURN — Despite just the third loss from Patrick Monaghan all season, the Chatham tennis team routed Bernards 4-1 to win the boys' tennis North II, Group 2 finals on Tuesday afternoon at Millburn High School. It was the Cougars' first sectional championship on the tennis courts since 2001. "You always want to win [all the matches]," said Chatham head coach Bruce Humphreys. "[Monaghan] has been playing well all year. It was a tough match, bad luck; he broke all three rackets, they had to set the strings and he had to go to another racket. He had no feel for it. Pat's tough, he's a competitor and he'll come back. Those guys have been winning all year long and now someone else had a chance to be the hero." Monaghan, playing first singles, …
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The two will attend Haverford College and Dartmouth College, respectively, in the fall.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
RANDOLPH — Chatham High School seniors Matt Romei and Alex St. Romain were named Morris County Scholar Athletes by the Morris County Athletic Directors Association in a ceremony on Wednesday evening. Romei, a National Merit Commended Scholar, captained Chatham's soccer team this fall, earning Third Team All County and Second Team All Conference Honors. He also captains the school's tennis team, where he is a two-time Morris County champion and a three-time All Conference selection. Romei is in the midst of an undefeated season at the third singles position for Chatham's squad. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the German National Honor Society and plays viola in the High School Chamber Orchestra. He will play tennis and …
Friday, May 21, 2010
Patrick Monaghan won 6-1, 6-1 and Quentin Monaghan and Matt Romei each took their matches by scores of 6-0, 6-0.
Chatham tennis's stellar singles play carried it to a 3-2 victory Thursday against Mountain Lakes in the NJSIAA North II, Group 2 sectional semifinals. Patrick Monaghan, Quentin Monaghan, and Matt Romei each won their singles matches in decisive fashion. Romei and Quentin Monaghan both defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-0, while Patrick Monaghan won 6-1, 6-1. The Chatham doubles teams of Matt Evans and Andrew Coppola and Chris Harvey and Chad Gildersleeve fell in highly competitive matches. The team will face Bernards in the sectional final on Tuesday. But Head Coach Bruce Humphreys is looking ahead to a potential matchup against Pascack Hills in what would be the Group 2 semifinals next Thursday. "[Our two teams] are two of the strongest in …
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Delbarton won the county championship.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Quentin Monaghan and Matt Romei won the Morris County tennis second and third singles titles, respectively, at the county tournament this weekend at Villa Walsh, according to this report in the Star-Ledger. The report also said the team finished third with 17 points, trailing second-place Mendham and first-place Delbarton. Read the full report here.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Teams will face stiff competition this week.
Monday, May 3, 2010
The boys' tennis team won the Newark Academy Tournament this weekend, defeating the host school in the tournament's finals by a score of 3-2. The team had earlier beaten Westfield in the semifinals by the same score. Chatham's singles starts Quentin Monaghan, Patrick Monaghan and Matt Romei each won their matches to secure Chatham's victory against both Westfield and Newark Academy. The Cougars improved to 20-1, and will face Westfield today in regular season play if the matches are not canceled by rain. The Morris County Relays were also held this weekend at Morris Knolls High School, and Chatham athletes competed throughout the meet. The boys' 4 x 1600 team of Anthony Malatesta, Stephen Leonard, Corey Black and Jack Beecher placed third …
Friday, April 30, 2010
Team looks forward to the Newark Academy Tournament this weekend after rout.
The Chatham boys' tennis team improved to an impressive 17–1 Thursday after defeating Hopatcong 5-0. This latest dominating performance was no surprise to the Cougars who have their sights set on coming out victorious in the Newark Academy Tournament this weekend. "In every match we try to improve our skills," said Chatham Coach Bruce Humphreys. "We have to bring our A-game [this weekend], there's no other way. There's not going to be any mental break." Chatham's Andrew Coppola took part in singles action, winning 6-2, 6-3 against Hopatcong's Sanjeev Bawa. Alec Weber came out victorious against AJ Fasano, 6-4, 6-3 and Matt Evans won 6-2, 6-2 versus Matt Guglielmello. In first doubles, Chatham's Chad Gildersleeve and Chris Harvey downed …