After winning its 200 straight victory, the St. Francis Prep Terriers rolled on and won its 201st straight victory after winning its 14th straight CHSAA Girl’s Tennis State Title. St. Francis Prep defeated St. Joseph by the Sea in convincing fashion, 5-0. This marked another undefeated season for St. Francis, as Head Coach John Brennan has yet to lose a match in his 14-year tenure with the team.
Next up on the Terriers' schedule is the Mayor’s Cup City Championships in the spring where they have won that tournament 13 years in a row. When asked about the Mayor’s Cup, Coach Brennan replied, “The Mayor’s Cup means the most to me as it crowns a legitimate city champion because we play teams in other leagues.”
Last year the Terriers defeated the PSAL champion Leon Goldstein and according to Katie Derienzo, “I think we will play them again because they had a really good team last year, and just as good of a team this year.”
St. Francis won last year’s final 3-2 over Leon Goldstein in a highly competitive matchup and Coach Brennan expects to see them in the finals again this year.
St. Francis Prep vs. St. Joseph by the Sea Scores:
►1st Singles: Katie Derienzo won 6-0, 6-0
►2nd Singles: Lisa Ventimiglia won 6-0, 6-0
►3rd Singles: Samantha Rosca-Sipot won 6-0, 6-0
►1st Doubles: Marylen Santos & Jacqueline Kelly won, 6-0, 6-0
►2nd Doubles: Jennifer Mukofsky & Rossella Scarpa won, 6-0, 6-1