Tennis

WPIAL teams claim section championships
October 9, 2018
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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Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley girls tennis teams have high expectations
September 7, 2018
The Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley girls tennis teams have big hopes. Sewickley Academy (5-0 overall, 4-0 in Section 4-AA) is hungry for the PIAA

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Latrobe girls tennis young, ‘really good’
September 3, 2018
The Latrobe girls tennis team (2-0 in Section 1-AAA) is a paradox. Wildcats coach Michelle Stas said even though there are more freshmen than typical,

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Franklin Regional girls tennis works to rebuild
August 31, 2018
The Franklin Regional girls tennis team (1-3 overall, 1-2 in Section 1-AAA) is rebuilding but has one of the top returning players in the section

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Thomas Jefferson girls tennis hopes to make playoff push
Thomas Jefferson's girls tennis team is gearing for a strong WPIAL playoff push this season. With six returning starters, coach Chuck Correll has high hopes

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