Peters Township tandem mines more gold at PIAA championships
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HERSHEY –– One week after winning a team championship, Peters Township sophomores Sara Komer and Abby Cummings added another gold medal to their collection.
Komer and Cummings claimed the PIAA Class AAA doubles title by winning a rematch of the WPIAL final against Oakland Catholic's Nicole Cyterski and Megan Wasson, 6-4, 6-3, on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club.
It was Komer's second straight PIAA doubles championship, and it was Peters Township's fourth doubles title since 2007.
“Everybody who has won this title for us before has been really good, so it's good to be grouped in with them,” said Cummings, a first-time doubles champ.
“I feel like we have a strong group of players that come from our area,” Komer said. “We really want it every year, and that drive is what helps us perform our best.”
The state final was a closer match than the 6-2, 6-2 WPIAL final between the two, and it was the closest match of the year for the Peters Township duo, which did not drop a set in all individual competitions.
“I think we came out a little more relaxed for this one, and we were able to get into more of a rhythm than we did for the finals at WPIALs,” said Wasson, the only senior in the doubles final.
“I thought (Oakland Catholic) played so well today,” Cummings said. “It just came down to a couple of key points that made us able to pull through.”
A WPIAL player was the runner-up in both singles brackets. Mt. Lebanon junior Callie Frey reached the Class AAA final, and Quaker Valley senior Spencer Caravaggio advanced to the Class AA title match.
Frey started the day by dropping the first three games of her semifinal before winning, 6-3, 6-2, over Hannah Drayton of Harriton. In a hard-fought championship match, Frey was topped by hard-hitting junior Cristina Kaiser of Plymouth Whitemarsh, 7-5, 6-3.
“Even though I didn't win, I'm so happy that I made it that far,” Frey said. “(Kaiser)'s a great player, and it was a really good match. I hope to play her again next year, and I hope to win.”
Caravaggio won her semifinal, 6-3, 6-2, over Genevieve Hobson of New Hope Solebury and opened the final match against senior Pitt recruit Audrey Ann Blakely of Wyomissing with a 4-0 lead. But Blakely rallied to win the next six games and take the set before going on to win the match, 6-4, 6-4.
Matt Grubba is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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