Sewickley Academy seeks 15th consecutive WPIAL boys tennis title

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 12:36 AM


When was the last time someone other than Sewickley Academy won the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis tournament?

Before some of Sewickley's freshmen were born.

Fifteen years, to be exact.

Sewickley Academy, which has won every title since 2004, will seek its 15th consecutive WPIAL championship when the boys team tournament starts this week. The Class AAA bracket debuts Wednesday with Fox Chapel as the two-time defending champion. The Class AA first round is Friday.

The WPIAL brackets were revealed Tuesday.

The two finalists in Class AAA and the top three finishers in Class AA advance to the state tournament. The teams that lose Class AA semifinals will meet in a consolation match for the third PIAA berth.

Sewickley's dominance stretches back to the 1990s.

The WPIAL has crowned 25 WPIAL Class AA boys champions since 1993. Of them, Sewickley Academy won 22. Sewickley was runner-up to rival Quaker Valley in 2002 and 2003. Blackhawk was the 1996 champion.

WPIAL TEAM TOURNAMENT

All matches start at 3:30 p.m.

Class AAA

Wednesday's schedule

Chartiers Valley at Fox Chapel

Mt. Lebanon at Franklin Regional

Pine-Richland at Upper St. Clair

Central Catholic at North Allegheny

Hempfield at Shady Side Academy

Penn-Trafford at Hampton

Moon at Allderdice

Latrobe at Peters Township

Class AA bracket

Friday's schedule

Greensburg Salem at Sewickley Academy

Knoch at Winchester Thurston

Mt. Pleasant at Valley

Neshannock at South Park

Highlands at Quaker Valley

Beaver vs. Thomas Jefferson at Baldwin

Carlynton at Blackhawk

Keystone Oaks at Indiana

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter @CHarlan_Trib.

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