Tennis

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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Yauch makes tennis history at Baldwin
Baldwin junior Bethany Yauch drew the No. 1 seed in the Section 3-AAA girls section singles tennis tournament. And with good reason. Yauch entered the

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Hempfield girls tennis focuses on finishing strong
September 23, 2018
Hempfield girls tennis coach Jerry Way has a theory when it comes to high school tennis. If you have two strong doubles teams that can

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Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley tennis players find success in singles tournaments
September 21, 2018
Two Sewickley Academy sophomores qualified for the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis singles championship tournament Sept. 20-21, and neither is the top Panther. Simran Bedi

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Knoch’s Greb, North Allegheny’s Huang capture WPIAL singles tennis titles
Competition was fierce in the WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis singles championship match Friday at Shady Side Academy. North Allegheny senior Ashley Huang, the defending

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Defending champion Greb advances to WPIAL tennis finals
September 20, 2018
Knoch sophomore Laura Greb will have an opportunity to defend her WPIAL Class AA tennis championship. Greb advanced to the championship match after defeating Beaver's

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Storkel, Stull lead Greensburg Salem girls tennis’ ‘brick wall’
When the WPIAL Class AA singles tennis tournament got under way on Thursday, there were to two new faces on the courts. Greensburg Salem's Kasey

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Franklin Regional’s Yan returns to WPIAL singles tournament
September 15, 2018
Hannah Yan began her varsity tennis career at the top as Franklin Regional's No. 1 singles player. She gained valuable experience going up against every

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Newcomers sustaining success for Pine-Richland girls tennis
It's not every year Pine-Richland girls tennis coach Janet Chappell rolls out five new starters in her lineup. And if it does happen, it's usually

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Knoch’s Laura Greb wins section singles title, eyes WPIAL repeat
September 13, 2018
As the defending WPIAL Class AA singles champion, Knoch sophomore Laura Greb is the hunted. She understands the other top players in next week's WPIAL

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Lofty goals for Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis team
September 8, 2018
The Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis team (6-0 overall, 4-0 in Section 1-AA) is counting on three seniors to help defend the section title. Anna

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