Tennis

Freshmen bring spark to Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis program
October 13, 2021
Denise Cefola-Guzik remembers the good old days of Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis and hopes the 2021 season will return a once-proud program to prominence.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Lindsey Powanda watches her tee shot on No. 9 during the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A girls golf championship at Oakmont Country Club.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for Oct. 7, 2021: WPIAL girls golf gold up for grabs
October 6, 2021
You could say that a select few WPIAL girls golfers and tennis players will be in action Thursday and Friday for the love of gold.

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Valley’s Rachel Schrock is a senior on the 2021 tennis team.
A-K Valley Senior Spotlight: Valley’s Rachel Schrock
October 4, 2021
Rachel Schrock

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Penn Hills senior grows into game on tennis court
October 3, 2021
Francie Buckner doesn’t always know what she’s doing on the tennis court.

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Knoch’s Ally Bauer returns a volley against Sewickley Academy’s Ashley Close during the WPIAL Class 2A championship match on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Knoch’s Bauer aims to rebound at PIAA singles tournament
September 29, 2021
Ally Bauer won a WPIAL Class 2A doubles championship last year with sister Brooke.

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The Norwin girls tennis team has high expectations this season. Team members are, in front, from left, Alaina Crosby, Hope Kenney, Kayla Sisco, Jenna Walko, Kayla Lovell, Saryn Tadich, Sophia Lepore and Elana Gomez; in middle, Abby Zula, Mary Mahoney, Laura Shuster, Taylor Miller, Erin Alexander, Abby Campbell, and Sadie Cuturilo; and in back, head coach Diane Pesarsick, Shawna Sinchak, Olivia Knoechel, Kylie Everett, Sydney Pesarsick, Jordan Napierkowski, Kylin Smith, Elizabeth Nicholson, Jenna Beach, and junior varsity coach Jeff Toops.
Norwin tennis team off to strong start behind ‘seasoned’ lineup
September 25, 2021
With the largest and most experienced team she has since taking over at Norwin in 2018, girls tennis coach Diane Pesarsick has even larger expectations for the Knights this fall.

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Bethel Park’s Mia Gorman shares a laugh with Peters Twp.’s Kat Wang after their WPIAL Class 3A championship match on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at North Allegheny High School.
Bethel Park’s Gorman defends WPIAL singles title; Sewickley Academy’s Close wins in Class 2A
September 24, 2021
Once was nice for Bethel Park’s Mia Gorman.

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Latrobe’s Jenna Bell won the 2021 Section 1-AAA singles tennis title on Sept. 17, 2021.
Westmoreland County girls athlete of the week: Latrobe’s Jenna Bell
September 22, 2021
Jenna Bell

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Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Norwin girls tennis living up to expectations
September 19, 2021
With the largest and most experienced team she has had since taking over at Norwin in 2018, girls tennis coach Diane Pesarsick has even larger expectations for the Knights this fall.

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Latrobe’s Jenna Bell plays during last year’s WPIAL doubles finals.
High school roundup for Sept. 17, 2021: Latrobe’s Bell wins 3rd section title
September 17, 2021
Latrobe senior Jenna Bell won her third section singles title and second in a row when she defeated teammate Carolina Walters, 6-2, 6-1, in the Section 1-3A championship match Friday at Latrobe. Bell has also won three section doubles titles in her career. Franklin Regional’s Ellen Liu defeated Norwin’s Jenna Beach in the third-place match, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0.

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Greensburg Salem’s Kasey Storkel talks with Paige Storkel during the WPIAL Class AA doubles championship match against Knoch Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.
Storkel a positive example for young Greensburg Salem tennis
September 14, 2021
No matter what instrument you put in her hands, Paige Storkel can swing it.

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Latrobe’s Jenna Bell has won two section singles championships and two section doubles championships.
Bell wants deep run, another team title for Latrobe tennis
Jenna Bell looks back at 2020 and is pleased with how the season unfolded for the Latrobe girls tennis team.

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Penn Hills girls tennis showing competitive streak
September 12, 2021
The Penn Hills girls tennis team already has shown an increased acumen for having competitive matches.

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Senior’s return helps spark Hampton girls tennis team to early-season wins
September 11, 2021
On the first day of Hampton girls tennis practice last month, coach Grant McKinney could hardly believe his eyes.

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Gateway girls tennis showing improvement with returning lineup
September 5, 2021
Kenny Nieser heads to the tennis courts at Gateway High School each time hoping to see improvement from his youthful girls team.

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Sewickley Academy’s Ashley Close plays against Knoch’s Brooke Bauer during the girls 2020 WPIAL Class 2A team championships at Shady Side Academy.
Despite heavy turnover, expectations high for Sewickley girls tennis
In his 29th season at Sewickley Academy, Whitney Snyder went through one of the most challenging, bizarre years he’s experienced since establishing the Panthers’ girls tennis team as one of the premier programs in the district.

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Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard is the defending Section 3-3A singles champ.
Fox Chapel girls tennis has potential to add to trophy case
September 4, 2021
To no one’s surprise, the Fox Chapel girls tennis team got off to a quick start to the season, winning two of its first three matches, including its Section 3-3A opener.

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The 2021 Quaker Valley girls tennis team.
Quaker Valley girls tennis looking to foster competitive mindset
August 29, 2021
Christi Hays looks back at 2020 and can’t believe some of the hoops her team had to jump through just to play.

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Hampton girls tennis vows to show improvement after winless season
August 22, 2021
Junior Abi Green is hoping to put a new spin on her 2021 season with the Hampton girls tennis team.

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Knoch junior Ally Bauer gets set to return a serve during practice Friday.
WPIAL girls tennis preview: Knoch, Latrobe loaded to defend titles
August 21, 2021
Knoch girls tennis players pulled off a rare WPIAL trifecta last year.

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