Tennis

Scholastic Notebook – 11/02/2012
November 2, 2012

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Peters Township Girls Golden Again, Win State Tennis Crown
October 27, 2012
Peters Township continued their dominance over the rest of the state in Girls AAA Team Tennis. On Saturday, the Indians captured their second consecutive PIAA AAA championship by blanking Unionville 3-0.The victory gives Peters Township their fourth state crown in the past seven years and marked the seventh straight year that a WPIAL team captured gold in the PIAA Class AAA Girls Team Tennis Championship.The Indians beat Erie McDowell 5-0 in Round One, eliminated Harriton 4-1 in the Quarterfinals on Friday in Hershey, then knocked out Conestoga in the Semifinals on Saturday morning before the winning the championship at the Hershey Racquet Club. 

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/26/2012
October 26, 2012
Saying “it’s time to move on,” Chartiers Valley’s Chris Saluga will coached his final game with the Colts Friday night. Saluga has decided to resign as Chartiers Valley’s football coach, effective after Friday night’s game against West Allegheny. Saluga already has handed in his letter of resignation to the school board. “I don’t know how to say it, other than it’s just time for me to move on,” Saluga said. “I’ve done all I can here.”

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Peters Township & Quaker Valley are the Golden Girls in WPIAL Team Tennis
October 18, 2012
The Peters Township girls tennis team made it back-to-back championships Thursday afternoon while Sewickley Academy was unable to win a second straight golden crown Friday as they fell to Quaker Valley.. The title is the second straight for Peters Township, their third crown in four years and fourth golden racquet in school history. The Quakers championship is their second in three years and sixth overall. Here are ALL of the results from the 2012 WPIAL Girls Team Tennis Playoffs.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Peters Township Indians 5 - Shady Side Academy Indians 0WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals:Peters Township Indians 3 - Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 2

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Peters & Sewickley Duo’s Win 2012 WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Gold Again
October 5, 2012
Sarah Komer of Peters Township and Sewickley Academy have done it again. A year after Komer won the AAA crown with Stephanie Smith, she has now captured gold with a new teammate in Abby Cummings. The two beat the top-seed duo of Nicole Cyterski and Megan Watson of Oakland Catholic Friday afternoon at North Allegheny High School in the Class AAA title match. Speaking of repeat golden performances, two different Sewickley Academy Panthers won the AA championship as top-seed Amy Cheng and Jappman Monga outlasted Chelsea Carter and Sara Kaminsky of South Park. Here are all the results from the 2012 WPIAL Girls Doubles tennis Playoffs.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA GIRLS TENNIS DOUBLES FINALS:

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CALLIE FREY & SPENCER CARAVAGGIO WIN 2012 WPIAL GIRLS SINGLES TENNIS TITLES
September 20, 2012
A returning champion and a first-time winner are wearing the gold Friday after winning titles in the 2012 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Championships at North Allegheny High School. Quaker Valley senior Spencer Caravaggio won her second WPIAL title with a straight set victory over freshman Alyvia Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic. Caravaggio overcame a shoulder injury which forced her to serve underhand to claim the title she won as a sophomore in 2010. Meanwhile, Mount Lebanon junior Callie Frey was a straight set winner over rival Megan Adamo of Upper St. Clair. Here are all of the results, including the two consolation winners from the first WPIAL postseason of the 2012-2013 school year.

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2011-2012 WPIAL and PITTSBURGH CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS on PARADE
July 6, 2012
What better way to celebrate America's Birthday and the end of another school year than with a parade. It has been another great high school sports year. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during the 2011-2012 school year. As we get ready for another great scholastic campaign in 2012-2013, we look back at all the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League team champions on parade from this past school year.Football:Class AAAA - North Allegheny TigersClass AAA - Montour SpartansClass AA - Aliquippa QuipsClass A - Clairton BearsCity League - University Prep PanthersPIAA Class A - Clairton Bears

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SSA Settles for Silver in PIAA Boys Team Tennis
May 20, 2012
The WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis champions cam close to adding state gold to their trophy case, but in the end, Shady Side Academy had to settle for silver. The Indians fell in the PIAA Class AAA finals four games to one to Conestoga Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Here are the results of both the Class AAA and Class AA tournaments in the 2012 PIAA Boys team Tennis Playoffs.2012 PIAA CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Conestoga 4 - Shady Side Academy 1PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:Shady Side Academy 3 - Erie Cathedral Prep 2

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Sewickley Academy Wins 8th Straight WPIAL Boys Team Tennis AA Title While Shady Side Academy Wins AAA Gold
May 11, 2012
Eight is definitely Great for Sewickley Academy boys tennis. The Panthers Friday celebrated their 8th consecutive WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Class AA championship with a victory over the Hampton Talbots. Sewickley Academy continued an impressive district domination of a team sport with their 16th championship in the last 18 years. Meanwhile, Shady Side Academy squeeked by defending champion Mount Lebanon to win the AAA crown. The Indians title is the second in three years and fourth in school history. Here are ALL of the results from the week long 2012 WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Playoffs.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

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SSA & SA Academy Duos Win 2012 WPIAL Boys Doubles Tennis Titles
May 5, 2012
It's not often that an 8th seed wins any tournament, but it rarely happens on the tennis court where the top-seeds often prevail. The Shady Side Academy tandem of Alok Nimgaonkar and Chris Grubbs broke the mold Friday when they swept past Ben Short and Dylan McCullough of Fox Chapel to win the 2012 WPIAL Class AAA Boys Doubles Tennis titles. Alok's brother Vivek was on the district doubles winning team a year ago. However in Class AA, the top seed did prevail to win the championship as the duo of William Kleeman and Patrick Dellinger of Sewickley Academy won the Class AA Finals in straight sets over Tim Hoban and Alex Kietz of Winchester Thurston. Kleeman won the WPIAL Class AA boys doubles title a year ago with then Panthers teammate Daniel Martchek.

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Butler’s Nesbitt & Sewickley Academy’s Kaye Win WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Championships
April 20, 2012
Last year, Will Nesbitt of Butler beat Vivek Nimgaonkar of Shady Side Academy in a hard fought three-set match in the WPIAL Semifinals before moving on to win the district title. History repeated itself Friday at North Allegheny as Nesbitt beat Nimgaonkar again to claim a second straight WPIAL Class AAA Boys Singles Tennis Championship. Meanwhile in Class AA, Sewickley Academy teammates clashed in the title match where Colin Kaye swept past Grayson Geller in straight sets giving the Panthers junior district gold. Here are all of the results from the 2012 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Playoffs.The championship and consolation matches can be heard archived here on the MSA Sports Network.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA BOYS SINGLES TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 04/16/2012
April 16, 2012
While it is a taxing time for some, it will be a golden time for others as the first WPIAL spring sports champions will be crowned this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We feature the 2012 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Championships along with a steady dose of WPIAL and District 6 baseball and softball along college baseball featuring Slippery Rock University and WPIAL boys volleyball, plus we have news from the auto racing world with Rappin on Racin and pro baseball featuring the Class AA Altoona Curve ALL here at MSAsports.netMonday, April 16th:TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.netWPIAL High School Baseball - Norwin vs Laurel Highlands at 4:15pm on WMBS-AM 590WPIAL High School Baseball - Shaler vs Seneca Valley at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net

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WPIAL Fall Sports Realignments for 2012 and 2013
January 17, 2012
The WPIAL Board of Control officially passed the new alignments for the WPIAL fall sports on Tuesday afternoon, including girls volleyball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross-country, girls tennis and girls field hockey. Here is the new make-up of the sections in all of those sports for both the 2012 and 2013 high school fall sports seasons.

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2011 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Team Champions on Parade
January 1, 2012
What better way to celebrate championships and the start of a new year then with a parade. It has been another great year in high school sports. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during 2011.

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2011 WPIAL Year in Review – Top 25 Stories: #10 – #6
December 30, 2011
2011 has been a tremendous year in high school sports in the WPIAL. It was a year where some familiar champions wore the golden crown again while some new faces surfaced in the championship picture. It was a year when there was plenty of streaking (not like the 70’s) in both the good direction and the not so good direction.

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2011 WPIAL Year in Review – Top 25 Stories: #15 – #11
December 29, 2011
2011 has been a tremendous year in high school sports in the WPIAL. It was a year where some familiar champions wore the golden crown again while some new faces surfaced in the championship picture. It was a year when there was plenty of streaking (not like the 70’s) in both the good direction and the not so good direction.

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2011-2012 MSA SPORTS CUP STANDINGS
December 22, 2011
The latest chase for the MSA Sports Cup is underway as the 2011-2012 high school sports fall season is in the books. The MSA Sports Cup is a challenge to determine the best sports program for the entire school year from WPIAL schools in each classification. 

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Golden Weekend in Hershey for WPIAL Doubles and Singles Tennis Girls
November 5, 2011
Hershey is known world wide as Chocolate Town, USA. However on Saturday to five WPIAL girls tennis players, Hershey became the Golden City. District 7 players swept the doubles titles and also won gold in the Class AAA singles tournament in the 2011 PIAA Girls Doubles and Singles Tennis Championships.

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Peters Twp and Sewickley Academy Win PIAA Girls Team Tennis Crowns
October 27, 2011
Three of the four finalists in the 2011 PIAA Girls Team Tennis Championships were from District 7 as 2011 WPIAL champions Peters Township in AAA and Sewickley Academy in AA became 2011 PIAA Girls Team Tennis champions Saturday in Hershey.

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Peters Township and Sewickley Academy Back on Top of WPIAL Girls Team Tennis
October 19, 2011
Four great WPIAL girls team tennis programs continue to go back and forth like a good volley in winning district gold. In Class AAA, Shady Side Academy won back-to-back WPIAL titles in 2007 and 2008 before Peters Township snapped that golden streak by winning the 2009 championship.

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