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Mars tennis team ready to move up in 2015

By Joe Sager
The Mars boys tennis team proved it is one of the state’s best. And the Planets are ready to show it at the highest level …

TJ tennis coach’s 2014 season a global experience
By Jennifer Goga
Thomas Jefferson’s longtime tennis coach Chuck Correll guided the Jaguars to another winning season and a tie for the section title with Keystone Oaks this …
NA doubles team wins state title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY – In all, it was a successful weekend of boys’ tennis for the WPIAL at the PIAA championships. Players from WPIAL schools competed in three of Saturday’s four finals at Hershey Racquet Club, including an all-WPIAL championship. North Allegheny’s Kevin Goth and Jared Isaacs toppled Shady Side Academy’s Chris …
WPIAL tennis players advance to PIAA semis
By Staff Report
Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA Class AA singles tennis tournament Friday with a pair of straight-sets wins. The WPIAL champion defeated Eastern Lebanon County’s Adam Bahney, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the quarterfinals. In Class AAA, Latrobe’s Chad Kissell and Central Catholic’s Adam Blasinsky, …
Shady Side Academy captures PIAA boys tennis title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — There were no pep talks beforehand, nor hand-wringing. Just a quiet confidence. Facing District 1 power Conestoga for the third consecutive year in the PIAA boys team tennis finals, Shady Side Academy stared down its tormentors and won state gold Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club with a tense …
Team-first mentality again plays key role for WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy tennis
By Nathan Smith
For some, high school tennis comes down to the individual; success is based on what happens during the WPIAL singles and doubles tournaments. But for …
Baldwin coach honored by U.S. Tennis Association
By Jennifer Goga
Dave Hayden, a 1976 Baldwin High School graduate, returned to his alma mater five years ago to take over as head coach of both the …
Q&A: Chris Grubbs leads Shady Side Academy to tennis titles
By Marty Stewart
Two weeks ago, Chris Grubbs teamed up with Michael Kann to win the WPIAL Class AAA doubles championship. It was his third consecutive doubles title. …
Franklin Regional boys tennis team looks forward after strong year
By Doug Gulasy
Franklin Regional’s boys tennis team did its part to restore the program’s strong tradition this season, and the Panthers will now look to keep building …
PIAA Class AA boys tennis team tournament preview: Valley vs. Fairview
By Tribune-Review
PIAA boys tennis team tournament Class AA First round Valley (16-1) vs. Fairview (16-2) 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pennbriar Athletic Club, Erie Winner plays: District …
Butler boys tennis team building for future
By Joe Sager
Butler’s boys tennis team closed the season on a positive note. The Golden Tornado beat Seneca Valley, 4-1, to finish with a 7-8 overall record. …
Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy continue tradition of success at WPIAL boys tennis finals
By Gary Horvath
Tradition was on display Thursday at the WPIAL boys tennis team finals at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy won its 11th straight Class AA title 4-1 …
Sewickley Academy pair captures WPIAL title
By Nathan Smith
Sewickley Academy’s dominance of the WPIAL Class AA doubles tournament continued last week. Senior Luke Vith and freshman Ryan Gex became the sixth straight Panthers …
Shady Side Academy brings home WPIAL duo tennis title
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy’s Chris Grubbs and Michael Kann brought home the fourth straight WPIAL AAA doubles tennis title for Shady Side Academy on April 29. After receiving a first-round bye, the duo defeated Fox Chapel’s Sid Rajupet and Josh Lehman by 10-6 in the quarterfinals and then nipped Pine-Richland’s Caleb …
Latrobe tennis exceeds expectations
By Ed Phillipps
When Latrobe boys tennis coach Michelle Uveges put out the word that her team was lacking in depth, the response was more than expected and before she knew it there were eight players eager to sign up. That was just the first in a season of exceeded expectations. The Wildcats …
Valley remains upbeat after 1st loss of season
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Valley wasn’t exactly doubled over in discomfort after a 5-0 loss to Mars on Tuesday. Nobody was calling for an airsick bag after the Vikings …
Plum boys tennis coach pleased with squad’s fight in tight matches
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys tennis team clinched at least a .500 season in Section 3-AAA play with its 5-0 victory over Gateway last week. The …
Sewickley Academy doubles team captures section title
By Karen Kadilak
Sewickley Academy senior Luke Vith said a lack of chemistry may have been the only thing preventing him and freshman Ryan Gex from taking first …
Franklin Regional boys tennis claims share of section crown
By Doug Gulasy
The Franklin Regional boys tennis team watched the last three seasons as local rival Penn-Trafford wrested away control of the section the Panthers used to …
Gateway tennis coach encouraged by improvement
By Michael Love
With a small roster, a number of newer players on the Gateway varsity boys tennis team were thrust into the starting lineup this spring, and head coach Rochelle Seilhamer said it’s been a work in progress. “They’ve improved on their serve and volley,” she said. “They sometimes still have a …
Penn-Trafford boys tennis prepares for playoff match
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford boys tennis team came up just short in its bid for a fourth straight section championship, but the Warriors still have a chance …
Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy tandems win WPIAL doubles titles
By Jason Mackey
The partner might have changed, but the result stayed the same for Shady Side Academy senior tennis player Chris Grubbs. Grubbs won his third straight WPIAL Class AAA doubles title, though this one came alongside sophomore Michael Kann and not Alok Nimgoankar, with whom Grubbs had won the past two. …
Busy Burrell tennis duo ready for WPIAL tournament
By Bill West
No athletic talent of Tom Spagnolo’s has earned the Burrell senior more attention than his ability to put a ball in the back of a …
Doubles team of Blose, Davis makes Kittanning history
By Matt Grubba
Connor Blose and Cole Davis have their own little piece of Kittanning High School history. The Kittanning boys tennis players are believed to be the …
Southmoreland tennis celebrates 4th straight section title
By Jason Black
Since becoming the coach of the Southmoreland boys tennis team in 2011, Jim Kessler has known nothing but success when it comes to his squad’s …
Penn-Trafford boys tennis looks to clinch playoff berth
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford boys tennis team again finds itself in the mix for one of the three playoff spots from Section 1-AAA. Unlike the past three …
Sewickley Academy’s Ross captures WPIAL singles title
By Nathan Smith
The rubber match between Sewickley Academy’s Luke Ross and Mars’ Josh Raymundo wasn’t just about pride — it was for the WPIAL Class AA singles …
Carlynton’s Phillips headed to PIAA singles tournament
By Nathan Smith
The success of Carlynton freshman tennis player Luke Phillips continues. A week after winning the Section 5-AA tournament – the first section singles tournament win …
Norwin boys tennis team working to win tight matches
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys tennis team keeps finding itself in close matches. As the season winds toward its conclusion, the Knights are working to get on …
Central Catholic’s Blasinsky, Sewickley Academy’s Ross win WPIAL singles titles
By Gary Horvath
As one champion ended his WPIAL tennis career on top, another burst onto the scene. Central Catholic senior Adam Blasinsky defended his title at the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles championship 6-2, 7-5 over Latrobe’s Chad Kissell on Tuesday at Bethel Park, and Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross claimed the …
Frazier tennis players aid Brownsville team
By Jason Black
Frazier High School doesn’t have a varsity tennis team, but that doesn’t mean the school doesn’t have tennis players. For the third straight season, Frazier …
Another Raymundo makes racket on court for Mars tennis
By Karen Kadilak
By reaching the Class AA final last week, Mars sophomore Josh Raymundo became the second member of his family to play for a WPIAL boys …
Sewickley Academy’s Ross captures section singles title
By Karen Kadilak
Luke Ross is off to an impressive start as a freshman on the Sewickley Academy boys tennis team. Ross, the Section 3-AA champion, was the …
Carlynton’s Phillips claims Section 5-AA singles tournament
By Nathan Smith
Heading into the section tennis tournaments, veterans of the WPIAL have a distinct advantage. In addition to being more mature in their games, seniors and …
Valley senior Schrecongost embraces tennis potential
By Bill West
From his coaches, parents and friends, Valley senior Cody Schrecongost has heard the same question frequently this school year: Which sport will he play in …
Franklin Regional boys tennis targeting perfect second half
By Doug Gulasy
The Franklin Regional boys tennis team found itself on the wrong end of a pair of 3-2 decisions during the first half of section play. …