Defending champ, freshman sensation earn WPIAL girls tennis top seeds
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 4:31 PM
Defending champion Ashley Close of Sewickley Academy has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming WPIAL Class 2A girls singles tennis championships.
The two-day event will begin with the first round, quarterfinals and semifinals matches Wednesday and conclude Thursday with the district championship and consolation matches.
Close won’t have to worry about the first round. The junior received a bye into the quarterfinals.
That is also the case in Class 3A for top seed Mia Williams of Penn-Trafford. The freshman is the favorite to win the championship that was claimed by since-graduated Mia Gorman of Bethel Park in 2020 and 2021.
Class 3A first round
Mia Williams (Penn-Trafford) – bye
Taylor Shanefelter (Latrobe) vs. Emily Winko (North Allegheny)
Sienna Siegel (Fox Chapel) vs. Sara Fernandez (North Allegheny)
Lily Sierka (Bethel Park) vs. Avery Massero (Latrobe)
Class 2A first round
Ashley Close (Sewickley Academy) – bye
Kirsten Close (Sewickley Academy) vs. Gabriella Dusi (Belle Vernon)
Elisabeth Ervin (Valley) vs. Emily Greb (Knoch)
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