Tennis

North Allegheny’s Huang finishes second at PIAA singles tournament
November 3, 2018
North Allegheny's Ashley Huang returned to the championship match of the state singles tournament, but she fell one set short of defending her title. Huang dropped a tight three-set match to North Penn's Neha Velaga in the PIAA Class AAA singles final Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club. After Huang won

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Mattson plays key captain role for PIAA champion Sewickley Academy tennis team
November 2, 2018
The lone senior, Alina Mattson treated her Sewickley Academy girls tennis teammates like little sisters. Mattson took care of the family recently in the PIAA Class AA championship tournament in Hershey. Mattson and first doubles partner Victoria Keller, a sophomore, came from behind to score the decisive point in a

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WPIAL singles, doubles champions advance in PIAA tournament
It was a good day to be a WPIAL champion Friday at the PIAA singles and doubles tournaments at Hershey Racquet Club. Both district singles champions and the two doubles teams that claimed WPIAL gold were victorious in the first round and quarterfinals. North Allegheny's Ashley Huang earned two straight-set

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North Allegheny tennis team celebrates trip to PIAA final four
November 1, 2018
A season that got off to a rocky start turned out better than expected for the North Allegheny girls tennis team. The Tigers reached the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA championship tournament recently in Hershey. The Tigers, the defending PIAA champion, had to replace three returning players who decided

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Sewickley Academy captures program’s 2nd PIAA girls tennis title
October 27, 2018
Members of the Sewickley Academy girls tennis team sat in the basement of the Hershey Racquet Club after a PIAA semifinal loss to Lower Moreland last fall. There was plenty of disappointment and some tears shed. There also was a resolution to return in 2018 and leave Hershey victorious. On

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North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy, Knoch advance to PIAA girls tennis semifinals
October 26, 2018
Three WPIAL girls tennis teams earned a trip to the PIAA semifinals with quarterfinal wins Friday at Hershey Racquet Club. In Class AAA, Ashley Huang and Ella Sinciline earned singles victories to lead WPIAL champion North Allegheny to a 3-2 victory over WC Henderson from District 1. The Tigers will

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Future promising for Fox Chapel girls tennis
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team completed the 2018 season a few weeks ago with a loss to Mars in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. The Foxes finished 11-4 overall and 8-1 in the section. Coach Alex Slezak is optimistic about the future of the program. andquot;The biggest

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North Allegheny’s Huang commits to play tennis at Cornell
North Allegheny senior Ashley Huang will be seeking a repeat of the PIAA Class AAA girls singles tennis title Nov. 2-3 in Hershey with an important decision out of the way. Huang, the WPIAL champion, committed recently to the Cornell women's team for the 2019-20 season. andquot;I chose Cornell for

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Sewickley Academy defends WPIAL Class AA girls tennis crown
October 18, 2018
It was deja vu Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis championships. Sewickley Academy and Knoch met for the title a year ago, with the Panthers claiming the crown with a 4-1 win. The two met again Thursday at North Allegheny High School, and it was a repeat performance,

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North Allegheny captures 6th straight WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis title
Ashley Huang got used to the idea of having to fight tooth-and-nail throughout the season. On the eve of this tennis season, North Allegheny had three starters leave the team for various reasons. Lineups and attitudes had to shift with personnel on hand. What the Tigers cobbled together didn't result

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WPIAL postpones girls team tennis quarterfinals
October 15, 2018
Rain forced the WPIAL to postpone all eight of Monday's girls tennis quarterfinals to Tuesday afternoon. Sites and times remain the same. In Class AA, Ellis School visits Sewickley Academy, Derry visits Greensburg Salem, Greensburg Central Catholic visits Beaver and Knoch plays Quaker Valley at Butler. In Class AAA, Mars

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Shaler girls tennis continues to grow
October 11, 2018
Shaler freshman Zoe Smallwood would like to continue following in her mom's legacy. That's why she wants to spend some more time outside of tennis season working on her game. andquot;My mom played when she was in high school for Shaler,andquot; Smallwood said. andquot;She taught me you could always be

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Sewickley Academy athletes of the week: Alina Mattson, Victoria Keller
October 10, 2018
Alina Mattson and Victoria Keller School: Sewickley Academy Sport: Tennis Class: Senior and sophomore Claim to fame: Alina Mattson and Victoria Keller qualified for the PIAA tournament after placing third in the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis doubles championship. They suspect opponents might overlook them. They've been in that position

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Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley Academy draw top seeds in WPIAL girls team tennis brackets
October 9, 2018
Mt. Lebanon in Class AAA and Sewickley Academy in AA drew top seeds in the WPIAL girls team tennis brackets revealed Tuesday. Mt. Lebanon tops the big-school field with Shady Side Academy seeded second in a tournament that starts Wednesday. The Class AAA first-round matches pair Mars at Fox Chapel,

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WPIAL teams claim section championships
The 2018 WPIAL girls tennis team championships are set to begin this week after the district crowned singles and doubles champions in recent weeks. Here is a rundown of the section champions: Class AAA Section 1: Latrobe Section 2: Moon Section 3: Shady Side Academy Section 4: Mt. Lebanon, Peters

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Baldwin tennis looks ahead to WPIAL playoffs
October 8, 2018
The Baldwin girls tennis team enjoyed a four-peat this season. Baldwin qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs for a fourth year in a row, thanks to a fourth-place finish in Section 3 behind Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel and Oakland Catholic. The Highlanders were coached by Zach Smith,

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Shady Side Academy, Beaver tandems capture WPIAL doubles tennis titles
October 4, 2018
Every serve became more important. Every shot back was more intense. And in a showdown that could have gone either way, Shady Side Academy's Aya Youssef ripped a final shot for match point, turned around and jumped into Elle Santora's arms. Their WPIAL Class 3A doubles championship win had not

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Baldwin’s Yauch turns focus to PIAA singles tournament
September 28, 2018
Bethany Yauch, Baldwin's standout junior tennis player, finished as the WPIAL Class AAA runner-up this season. Yauch, who made school history this year by winning

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Hampton girls tennis geared for future success
Senior nights typically are known for gathering the seniors together before the match. But the scene was a little different for Hampton's contest versus Butler

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Seniors leading the way for Thomas Jefferson girls tennis
September 24, 2018
Thomas Jefferson was represented by senior Faith Rockwell and freshman Christine Rossi -- the team's No. 1 and No. 2 players -- at the recent

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