Tennis

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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Fox Chapel sophomore Carissa Shepherd is set to return for the 2019 season.
Fox Chapel sophomore Shepherd doubles down on tennis training
July 26, 2019
Carissa Shepherd, a sophomore, is one of the key veterans returning to the Fox Chapel tennis team this fall.

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Robby Shymansky, a 2019 Fox Chapel grad, took first place in Men’s Open Singles in the U.S. Tennis Association Pro Circuit Wildcard Tournament June 14-16, 2019, at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 boys tennis season
July 17, 2019
The streak is over.

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Lexi Quackenbush is entering her junior at Fox Chapel.
Fox Chapel’s Quackenbush looks forward to tennis season
July 12, 2019
Fox Chapel junior Lexi Quackenbush has been around tennis most of her life. Her father, Allen, was a tennis instructor, and she gravitated toward the sport.

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United States’ Alison Riske serves to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in a women’s singles match during day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Alison Riske’s WPIAL coach talks Wimbledon upset, quarterfinals vs. Serena Williams
July 8, 2019
Peters Township tennis product Alison Riske upset the top seed and world No. 1 at Wimbledon.

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Members of the 2018 PIAA champion Sewickley Academy tennis team include, in front, from left, Simran Bedi and Evelyn Safar; in back, Sofia Smith, Emma DiSantis, Victoria Keller, Alina Mattson, Sana Singh and Christina Walton.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2018 girls tennis season
July 2, 2019
The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team had won its only previous Class AA state championship in 2011, and the Panthers were gunning for a second title in Hershey to cap the 2018 season.

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
State singles title ‘a great finishing touch’ for Fox Chapel’s Shymansky
May 29, 2019
Robby Shymansky made it to the PIAA Class AAA singles final as a freshman, but he was prevented from capturing the gold medal he sought.

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Fox Chapel senior Shymansky wins PIAA singles tennis title
May 25, 2019
Fox Chapel senior Robby Shymansky wasn’t going to let the opportunity to win his first PIAA singles title slip away, even after giving up an early second-set lead to Great Valley’s Sameer Gangoli.

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Avonworth-Northgate’s Hayden Robinson wins the girls Class AA 100 meter dash during the PIAA track and field state championships Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Shippensburg University.
Avonworth/Northgate’s Hayden Robinson finds ‘relief’ in 100-meter victory at PIAAs
SHIPPENSBURG — There, of course, was happiness and excitement as Hayden Robinson crossed the finish line first at Seth Grove Stadium.

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Fox Chapel’s Robby Shymansky plays against Franklin Regional Monday, April 23, 2018 at Fox Chapel High School.
Fox Chapel’s Shymansky advances to PIAA singles semifinals
May 24, 2019
WPIAL champion Robby Shymansky breezed to a pair of victories at the PIAA Class AAA singles tournament at Hershey Racquet Club on Friday, advancing to the semifinal round.

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