It’s an all-Haddonfield final in both the singles and doubles brackets of this year’s Colonial Conference tennis tournament, held this weekend at Haddon Township High School. The title matches for each will be held at a date and time to be determined at Haddonfield’s Centennial Courts.
In the singles tournament, Bulldawgs’ No. 1 Tommy Dobson will face No. 2 Sam Olberholtzer in the final. Dobson was dominant in his first three matches, not dropping a single game as he defeated Tommy Nicholle of Gateway, Tyler Stauffer of Gateway and Zach Peterson of West Deptford. Oberholtzer had a slightly more difficult time getting to the final, dropping two games in his three victories over West Deptford’s Mike Colville, Lindenwold’s Michael Bonilla and Audubon’s Ryan Schaffer.
In the doubles tournament, the two Haddonfield doubles teams will square off in the final. The top doubles pair of Stephen Quickel and Cameron Kohs were dominant in reaching the final, not losing a single game in dispatching the tandems from West Deptford (Ben Weidner and Jake Jackson) and Sterling (Logan Wolfhope and Brandon Steffa). The Bulldawgs’ second doubles team of Joey Reisman and Phil O’Connor also had little trouble in reaching the final, losing just five games in topping Sterling’s pair of Alex Keller and Mike Williams and West Deptford’s duo of Jake Warlow and Ian Kruithof.
Cherry Hill East’s Rahul Goculdas defeated Bishop Eustace’s Christian Akerley to win the Camden County high school boys’ tennis singles’ final, held Sunday morning at Eastern High School.
Goculdas, a sophomore and the number one singles’ player for the Cougars, needed a first-set tiebreaker to defeat Akerley, the top player for the Crusaders. After tying the opening set at six games apiece, Goculdas won the tiebreaker, 7-2, before shutting out Akerley, 6-0, in the second set.
Goculdas reached the final with a straight-set win over Eastern’s Parth Hardikar, 6-0, 6-1. Akerley advanced to the title match with a straight-set win over Goculdas’ teammate, Elon Boyarsky, 6-4, 6-1.
In the doubles’ tournament, the Cherry Hill East tandem of Sam Yoon and Jesse DuBrow claimed the title with a straight set victory over the Haddonfield pair of Dan Moramarco and Nick Dante, 6-1, 6-1.
Both finalists had to go three sets to reach the final, each against a team from Eastern. Yoon and Dubrow held off the Vikings’ pairing of Nick Mattioli and Pranov Chugh, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Moramarco and Dante had to survive a third-set tiebreaker against Eastern’s Alex Feldstein and Anthony Stella, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, with the Bulldogs’ pair winning the tiebreak, 8-6.