Plum’s Yurovsky Repeats in AAA While QV’s Caravaggio Wins AA WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Title

Friday, September 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 2010 WPIAL Girls High School Tennis Singles Championships were held Friday afternoon at Pine-Richland High School with bright beautiful sunshine and a strong blustery wind. For a fall day, the girls had no worries of rain or cold temperatures, but the wind was a problem all afternoon. However four girls were able to withstand the winds and win their matches championship and consolation matches.

In the AAA championship defending champion Ronit Yurovsky from Plum high school took on number one seed Sara Perelman. In the first set Yurovsky dominated with strong ground strokes pushing Perelman left and right and forcing her into mistakes and easily winning 6-0. "I had a game plan with my coach to just get the ball over the net and not make mistakes, I knew the wind would be a big factor, said Yurovsky after the match. In set number two Perelman came on strong and led 3-2 limiting her errors and pushing Yurovsky to the limit. But her strong play could not hold off the defending champ as Yurovsky would come back to win 7-5. In the AAA consolation match Stephanie Smith of Peters Twp was matched against Callie Frey from Mount Lebanon. Their match would go three sets and take 2 and 1/2 hours to finish but it was a back and forth affair. Smith took the first set 7-6 (7-5) in the tiebreak, but would lose set two 4-6.Frey looked to have the edge but Smith came on strong and won set three easily 6-0 to finish in third place. Both Yurovsky and Perelman will move on and enter the PIAA state playoffs in two weeks.

In the AA championship match the third place finisher from 2009 sophomore Spencer Caravaggio from Quaker Valley took the first set with ease over 2008 champion Sara Sahura from Brownsville by a score of 6-1. In set two Caravaggio was down 2-1 and looked to be in some trouble but pushed back Sashura and easily cruised to a 6-3 victory." The wind was crazy and really affected my game today, but I adjusted and found a way to win " said Caravaggio. In the consolation match Freshman Samantha Gohh from Sewickley Academy won in three sets over Elise Carter from South Park 6-4.3-6 6-0. The first two games were back and forth and long games, but in game three Gohh just wore Carter out. Gohh, Caravagio, and Sahshura will move on to the PIAA state finals in two weeks.

Here are ALL of the results over the two days from both tournaments.

2010 WPIAL Class AAA Girls Singles Tennis Championship:

Ronit Yurovsky (Plum) over Sara Perelman (Shady Side Academy) 6-0, 7-5 (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AAA Consolation:

Stephanie Smith (Peters Township) over Callie Frey (Mount Lebanon) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-0 (MSA)


Sara Perelman (Shady Side Academy) over Stephanie Smith (Peters Township) 6-2, 6-2

Ronit Yurovsky (Plum) over Callie Frey (Mount Lebanon) 6-1, 6-2

WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

Sara Perelman (Shady Side Academy) over Kylie Isaacs (North Allegheny) 10-1

Stephanie Smith (Peters Township) over Taylor Perz (Pine-Richland) 10-4

Ronit Yurovsky (Plum) over Kelly Mengel (Shady Side Academy) 10-6

Callie Frey (Mount Lebanon) over Stacia Kissell (Latrobe) 10-1


Sara Perelman (Shady Side Academy) – BYE

Kylie Isaacs (North Allegheny) over Caroline Nixon (Peters Township) 10-3

Stephanie Smith (Peters Township) over Megan Adamo (Upper St. Clair) 10-7

Taylor Perz (Pine-Richland) over Megan Hudak (Penn-Trafford) 10-1

Ronit Yurovsky (Plum) over Morgan Dolinar (Norwin) 10-1

Kelly Mengel (Shady Side Academy) over Nicole Cyterski (Oakland Catholic) 10-8

Callie Frey (Mount Lebanon) over Nina Barbano (Bethel Park) 10-3

Stacia Kissell (Latrobe) over Marlys Bridgham (Pine-Richland) 10-3

2010 WPIAL Class AA Girls Singles Tennis Championship:

Spencer Caravaggio (Quaker Valley) over Sarah Shashura (Brownsville) 6-1, 6-3 (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AA Consolation:

Samantha Gohh (Sewickley Academy) over Elise Carter (South Park) 6-1, 6-3 (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AA Semifinals:

Sarah Shashura (Brownsville) over Elise Carter (South Park) 6-1, 6-0

Spencer Caravaggio (Quaker Valley) over Samantha Gohh (Sewickley Academy) 6-1, 6-0

WPIAL CLASS AA Quarterfinals:

Sarah Shashura (Brownsville) over Sydney Miggantz (Sewickley Academy) 10-4

Elise Carter (South Park) over Courtney Brennan (Valley) 11-9

Spencer Caravaggio (Quaker Valley) over Angie Pelehac (Brownsville) 10-0

Samantha Gohh (Sewickley Academy) over Tracy Gibson (South Park) 10-3


Sarah Shashura (Brownsville) over Juliana Lapek (Blackhawk) 10-1

Sydney Miggantz (Sewickley Academy) over Laura Shute (Beaver) 10-0

Elise Carter (South Park) over Nicole Roque (Winchester Thurston) 10-5

Courtney Brennan (Valley) over Dana Pfoff (Vincentian Academy) 10-2

Spencer Caravaggio (Quaker Valley) over Lexi Ottonella (Thomas Jefferson) 10-1

Angie Pelehac (Brownsville) over Maeve McAllister (Ellis School) 10-2

Samantha Gohh (Sewickley Academy) over Shayla Landman (Mount Pleasant) 10-5

Tracy Gibson (South Park) over Reed Kegal (Ellis School) 10-2

WPIAL CLASS AA Preliminary Round:

Juliana Lapek (Blackhawk) over Rachel Wilson (Burrell) 10-3

Lexi Ottonella (Thomas Jefferson) over Katie Pallone (Valley) 10-2


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