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Sewickley Academy girls tennis expects lineup to be fluid

By Gary Horvath
With the school year set to begin Wednesday, Sewickley Academy girls tennis coach Whitney Snyder doesn’t expect his team to be in playoff form just yet. With five starters graduating from last year’s WPIAL Class AA runner-up squad, the Panthers are still trying to figure out which players will be …

Penn-Trafford girls tennis hopes to shake off slow start
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford girls tennis team’s bid for its seventh straight WPIAL playoff appearance got off to a rocky start, but the Warriors believe the rest …
Growing Jeannette tennis team flush with girls interested in playing the game
By Dave Moio
Jeannette girls tennis has to do things in a non-traditional way. Flourishing high school girls tennis programs have a steady influx of players who have …
Mt. Pleasant girls tennis features new coach, lineup
By Dave Stofcheck
The Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team has a new coach and a new singles lineup. That’s why a season-opening victory was an important morale booster. …
Southmoreland eyes another successful girls tennis season
By Dave Stofcheck
Graduation has forced Southmoreland girls tennis coach Jim Kessler to shuffle his lineup, while realignment has given the Scotties a new list of teams to …
Talented Plum girls tennis team improving through competition
By Ed Phillipps
With the return of several players from last season’s starting lineup, it would be easy to assume that the Plum girls tennis team’s lineup for this year was a formality. However, the addition of a few young talents coupled with the development of others has cultured a healthy competition at …
Baldwin girls tennis team hosting Highlander Cup invitational
By Jennifer Goga
The inaugural Highlander Cup tennis tournament will be held today, Thursday, at the Baldwin High School courts. The tournament features girls’ singles and doubles match play. Tournament registration sold out the first day, as 10 members of the Baldwin, Moon, West Mifflin and Thomas Jefferson tennis teams will square off …
Franklin Regional hopes to move on without No. 1 singles player
By Doug Gulasy
The 2014 Franklin Regional girls tennis team will look quite a bit different than the squads that made the WPIAL playoffs each of the past …
Norwin girls tennis team ‘hungry for more’ in 2014
By Doug Gulasy
When Norwin girls tennis coach Ryan Hornick reviewed some old district yearbooks over the summer, he realized how significant his team’s achievements from the past …
Sister tandem returns to lead Greensburg C.C. tennis
By Andrew Erickson
The Kluska sisters of Greensburg Central Catholic admit they’re opposites, but they manage to complement each other well. In workouts like the Centurions’ Thursday practice …
Fox Chapel looks to fill big void at doubles
By Dave Yohe
Last season, Fox Chapel had the most accomplished local girls tennis players in Laurel Shymansky and Lacey Cohen. The duo won it all, earning a …
Falcons tennis team looking to learn on the fly
By Jason Black
The Connellsville girls tennis team is much a work in progress, especially considering the team lost all seven of its regular starters from last year’s …
Gateway tennis to test mettle in new WPIAL section
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls tennis team made a move in the offseason, as the WPIAL reduced the number of Class AAA sections and increased the number of teams in each grouping. Gone are long-standing matchups against Woodland Hills, Penn Hills, Shaler, Shady Side Academy and Fox Chapel. The Gators say …
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 9:00 p.m.
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 3:08 p.m.
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 …