Tennis

Shaler’s Olivia Wilkins won five times at No. 1 singles this season.
Shaler girls tennis makes strides in abbreviated season
October 7, 2020
Losing two weeks of the season because of a player contracting covid-19 limited opportunities for the Shaler Area girls tennis team.

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Sewickley Academy’s Emma DiSantis returns a serve during a WPIAL doubles section semifinal against Montour on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Edgeworth.
Sewickley Academy girls tennis reaches most important goal by simply stepping on court
October 4, 2020
Over the past few years, the Sewickley Academy girls tennis team has been the one to beat in WPIAL Class AA team tennis.

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Caroline McConnell hits out of a sand trap during the Tri-State Junior PGA Championship in June at Willowbrook Country Club.
South Fayette golfers ready to be tested at Oakmont
It is postseason time for boys and girls golf and girls tennis.

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Quaker Valley girls tennis team ecstatic to be back in WPIAL playoffs
Heading into the girls tennis season, Quaker Valley coach Christiana Hays was just looking for one missing piece.

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New coach working to build Penn Hills girls tennis program
September 27, 2020
The Penn Hills girls tennis team has a new voice leading the program as Rich Parks takes over for Jack Kowalski, who coached the program for over two decades.

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Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard, with coach Laura Ward, won the 2020 section singles title.
Fox Chapel’s Carissa Shepard captures first section singles title
September 26, 2020
As a sophomore last season, Fox Chapel junior Carissa Shepard played her way into the quarterfinals of the Section 3-AAA singles tournament by defeating Jenna Chernicky from Bethel Park, 10-4.

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Pine-Richland’s Ellie Stokes returns serve during a section doubles match last season.
Successful season coming into focus for Pine-Richland girls tennis team
September 19, 2020
Pine-Richland seniors Ellie Stokes, Rebecca Peng and Katelyn Terchick tried to imagine the Rams lineup during a summer clinic at Lakevue Athletic Club.

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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.
Newcomers step into key roles for Hampton girls tennis
September 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the Hampton girls tennis program.

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Ava Catanzarite has committed to play tennis at UCLA.
Tennis standout Ava Catanzarite commits to UCLA
August 4, 2020
Franklin Park junior tennis standout Ava Catanzarite has committed to compete for one of the top college women’s teams in the country.

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South Park’s Stone Ellis was a cornerstone for the Eagles boys golf and tennis teams.
Senior Spotlight: Final tennis season wiped out, but South Park senior’s golf game in full swing
June 3, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Obama Academy senior Sachin Thiagarajan, right, captured the 2019 City League boys tennis singles championship and competed in the PIAA tournament in Hershey. With Thiagarajan is 2019 City League runner-up Mike Varlotta from Brashear.
Senior Spotlight: Tennis success has led to teaching opportunities for City League singles champ
May 15, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Valley senior Michael Odrey, a WPIAL Class AA singles semifinalist and PIAA qualifier last year, hopes to continue playing tennis at the collegiate level.
Senior Spotlight: Valley tennis standout Odrey knocking off the rust
April 22, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Quaker Valley’s Zach Albert (left) and John Watters won the 2019 WPIAL Class AA doubles title. They are pictured with coach Christi Hays.
Senior spotlight: Doubles partner pushed Quaker Valley tennis ace to new heights
April 15, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Quaker Valley’s Zach Albert (left) and John Watters won the 2019 WPIAL Class AA doubles title.
Senior spotlight: Quaker Valley tennis champ tries to take stalled senior year in stride
April 5, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight a WPIAL spring athlete whose senior year has been put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The 2019 Fox Chapel boys tennis team
Fox Chapel boys tennis faces challenging road to 5th straight WPIAL title
March 20, 2020
Last season was one to remember for the Fox Chapel tennis team. The Foxes won their fourth consecutive WPIAL team championship and made it to the semifinals of the PIAA tournament while finishing 18-1.

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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.
Fox Chapel tennis star Charlotte James headed to Davidson
December 27, 2019
Fox Chapel senior Charlotte James is going south to continue her tennis career.

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Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch returns a volley against Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James during the WPIAL Class AAA championship match this season.
Baldwin tennis standout Bethany Yauch leaves lasting legacy
December 15, 2019
Not only was Bethany Yauch a four-year starter at Baldwin, she ended her outstanding career knowing she is the best female tennis player in school history.

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Peters Twp.’s Marra Bruce returns a serve next to Kat Wang during the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship match against Latrobe Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.
Peters Township doubles tandem claims PIAA championship
November 2, 2019
Peters Township’s Kat Wang and Marra Bruce claimed the PIAA Class AAA doubles tennis title Saturday afternoon after defeating Radnor’s Kanon Ciarrocchi and Lucy Hederick, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, at Hershey Racquet Club.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a serve during the WPIAL Class AAA championship match.
Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James remains in hunt for PIAA tennis title
November 1, 2019
Fox Chapel senior Charlotte James, who won a state doubles title as a sophomore, is two wins away from adding a singles title to her trophy case.

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Fox Chapel’s Charlotte James returns a volley during her WPIAL Class AAA championship match against Baldwin’s Bethany Yauch Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Shady Side Academy.
PIAA girls tennis roundup: Fox Chapel, Knoch, Sewickley Academy advance to semifinals
October 25, 2019
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team remained alive for a PIAA championship Friday with a 3-2 victory over District 1 champion Unionville at Hershey Racquet Club.

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