Tennis

Peters Twp.’s Marra Bruce returns a serve next to Kat Wang during the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship match against Latrobe Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.
Peters Township doubles tandem claims PIAA championship
November 2, 2019
Peters Township’s Kat Wang and Marra Bruce claimed the PIAA Class AAA doubles tennis title Saturday afternoon after defeating Radnor’s Kanon Ciarrocchi and Lucy Hederick, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, at Hershey Racquet Club.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a serve during the WPIAL Class AAA championship match.
Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James remains in hunt for PIAA tennis title
November 1, 2019
Fox Chapel senior Charlotte James, who won a state doubles title as a sophomore, is two wins away from adding a singles title to her trophy case.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a volley during her WPIAL Class AAA championship match against Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
PIAA girls tennis roundup: Fox Chapel, Knoch, Sewickley Academy advance to semifinals
October 25, 2019
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team remained alive for a PIAA championship Friday with a 3-2 victory over District 1 champion Unionville at Hershey Racquet Club.

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Thomas Jefferson’s, from left, Cathryn Rossi, Christine Rossi, Katie Sonnett and Shannon Day are members of the 2019 girls tennis team.
TJ girls tennis looks to build on playoff season
It proved to be a goal-achieving season for the Thomas Jefferson girls tennis team.

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Sewickley Academy’s Evelyn Safar reacts after winning a game during the WPIAL Class AA team tennis championship Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.
Sewickley Academy girls top Knoch for third straight WPIAL team tennis title
October 17, 2019
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team captured the WPIAL Class AA team tennis championship for the third straight year with a 3-2 victory over Knoch.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a volley during her WPIAL Class AAA championship match against Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Fox Chapel girls hunting WPIAL team tennis title
October 8, 2019
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team lost just once in 12 regular-season matches.

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Knoch’s Laura Greb returns a volley during her WPIAL Class AA championship match against teammate Brooke Bauer Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Knoch, Valley tennis teams set for WPIAL team tournament
October 7, 2019
After several weeks of dual matches and individual players and doubles teams going for WPIAL gold, the Knoch and Valley girls tennis teams turn their attention Tuesday to the WPIAL Class AA team tournament.

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Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch is a Cleveland State recruit.
Baldwin ace Bethany Yauch commits to Cleveland State
October 4, 2019
Baldwin tennis whiz Bethany Yauch, a two-time WPIAL runner-up, recently signed a letter of intent with Cleveland State, a member of the NCAA Division I Horizon Conference.

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Knoch’s Libby Conlon (left) and Ally Bauer defeated Burrell’s Isabella Lane and Madyson Radvansky, 6-3, 6-2 in the Section 3-AA doubles finals Sept. 26, 2019, at Alpha Tennis and Fitness in Harmarville.
New girls tennis champs will be crowned in WPIAL doubles
October 2, 2019
New WPIAL champions will be crowned on Thursday when the doubles tournaments conclude at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.

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Fox Chapel’s Catherine Petrovich comes to the net during a section doubles finals match Sept. 26, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Doubles teams gear up for WPIAL tournament
September 30, 2019
During the Knoch girls tennis team’s quest for a Section 3-AA championship this fall, senior Libby Conlon and freshman Ally Bauer find themselves on different courts for matches.

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Hampton’s first doubles team Lindsey Schwarzbach (left) and Ella Hilton take the court against Shaler August 28, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton tennis players improve against tough competition
September 26, 2019
Members of the Hampton girls tennis team are finding out playing the sport isn’t just enough — you have to love it.

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Hempfield tennis set to battle rival Latrobe for section title
September 22, 2019
The date is circled.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a serve during her WPIAL Class AAA championship match against Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
Knoch’s Laura Greb captures third straight AA singles title; Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James wins AAA crown
September 19, 2019
For the third year in a row, Knoch’s Laura Greb went home with the WPIAL Class AA singles tennis crown, but this one had a different feel.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a volley during a qualifying match September 12, 2019 at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel senior Charlotte James back for WPIAL tennis run
September 16, 2019
Charlotte James stepped away from high school tennis in 2018 to concentrate on USTA junior tournaments.

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Franklin Regional’s Jenny Xu (left) and Ava Kruck return to the girls tennis team for the 2019 season.
Winning reputation to uphold for Franklin Regional girls tennis
August 30, 2019
The Franklin Regional girls tennis team is planning a return to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs, but the Panthers have work to do, even with a large team.

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Shaler cross country wants to continue program’s growth
August 29, 2019
Years of rebuilding the middle school cross country program started to show progress at the varsity level for Shaler Area last season.

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Shaler senior Kayli Hannan competes against Hampton August 28, 2019 at Hampton.
Shaler tennis tandem playing beyond its years
Julia Ehrenberger’s tennis career wasn’t born out of passion from watching the game growing up.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ruby Chen returns for the 2019 season.
Improving Penn-Trafford girls tennis eyes WPIAL playoff berth
August 23, 2019
After coming close last season, the Penn-Trafford girls tennis team is hoping to make the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

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Boot camp helps Gateway tennis team prepare for season
Members of the Gateway girls tennis team are not in the military, but sure felt like that recently.

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Norwin girls tennis co-captain Ashley Pesarsick returns for the 2019 season.
Norwin girls tennis eager for extended postseason run
The Norwin girls tennis team looks forward to a longer run in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs after early exits the past two seasons.

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