Tennis

Challenges aplenty for Pine-Richland boys tennis team
April 10, 2022
A brief summary of the Pine-Richland boys tennis team’s season so far is that it has been a challenge.

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Quaker Valley senior tennis player Will Sirianni
Quaker Valley boys tennis aims to defend WPIAL Class 2A title
Quaker Valley’s boys tennis team is the defending WPIAL Class 2A champion.

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‘Maximum depth’ helps Fox Chapel tackle boys tennis season
April 9, 2022
Fox Chapel is off to its typically strong start in boys tennis.

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Beaver starting pitcher Payton List throws against Tunkhannock during the PIAA Class 4A softball championship on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Beard Field in State College.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 6, 2022: Key softball games scheduled
April 5, 2022
Weather permitting, Wednesday is lined up and down with WPIAL section softball games still in the early days of the 2022 season.

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Valley boys tennis players, from left, Dario Wolfe, Nick Bussard, Nate Clarke and Dylan Gentile return for the 2022 season.
Valley tennis team ready to defend Section 3 championship
April 4, 2022
Snow squalls and temperatures in the teens didn’t really signify the start of spring over the weekend, but the spring high school sports season is actually in full swing.

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Kiski Area boys tennis taking aim at WPIAL playoff berth
The Kiski Area boys tennis team was a win away from a WPIAL playoff berth last season.

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The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team finished second at the PIAA Class 2A championships Oct. 30 in Hershey.
Sewickley Academy girls tennis team caps super season with trip to state finals
November 7, 2021
WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy finished the girls tennis season with honors, ending up as PIAA runners-up.

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Knoch’s Ally Bauer returns a volley against Sewickley Academy’s Ashley Close in the WPIAL Class 2A championship match on Sept. 24.
5 WPIAL tennis players alive in PIAA semifinals
November 5, 2021
Five WPIAL tennis players – three singles competitors and a doubles team – remain alive in their quest for the state tennis championship heading into the semifinals Saturday in Hershey.

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Megan Kang returned to the Hampton tennis team this season and played at No. 1 singles.
Hampton girls tennis takes step forward
October 30, 2021
There was only one way to go for the Hampton girls tennis team this season.

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Thomas Jefferson tennis coach Chuck Correll plans to retire after the 2021-22 school year.
Longtime Thomas Jefferson tennis coach savoring final season
October 24, 2021
There is a major news flash brewing in the Thomas Jefferson tennis program.

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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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