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Fox Chapel tennis team returns intact

By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel girls tennis team will be an experienced one this season. Coach Alex Slezak returns everyone from last year’s team that finished with ...

Southmoreland tennis team motivated by last year’s playoff near-miss
By Jason Black
The Southmoreland girls tennis team came up one win short last season in its quest for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, so this year the ...
Pair of sophomores atop lineup for first-year Armstrong tennis
By D.j. Vasil
The first-year Armstrong girls tennis team has a Kittanning feel. With both co-coaches and all but one player coming from Kittanning, the River Hawks are optimistic heading into the season as they jump to Class AAA. “We’re moving into a new section,” said Doug Flanders, who is coaching the team along with ...
WPIAL’s top singles players in Class AAA return after meeting in PIAA title match
By Karen Price
Shady Side Academy senior Ananya Dua has a number of things working in her favor when she steps on the tennis court, including an unusually ...
Experienced duo sits atop Fox Chapel tennis lineup
By William Whalen
After his team dropped three championship match points to North Allegheny during last year’s PIAA Class AAA doubles finals, Fox Chapel girls tennis coach Alex ...
Hempfield girls tennis looking to claim 3rd straight section championship
By Alex Oltmanns
The upperclassmen on the Hempfield girls tennis team have experienced plenty of success in their careers. Having won four Section 1-AAA titles in the last five ...
Mt. Pleasant tennis optimistic despite graduating top 2 players
By Jason Black
The Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team had to do everything it could to qualify for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs last season. In a revamped ...
Lineup, coach provide consistency for Greensburg Salem tennis
By Andrew John
Greensburg Salem girls tennis looks to have a much improved team this season thanks to consistency with the head coaching position and the starting lineup. Last year, in the first season under coach Megan McIntyre, the Golden Lions were able to capture two wins during the season. Individually, Annie Neurohr finished ...
Sewickley Academy girls tennis begins WPIAL title defense
By Kevin Ritchart
The 2014 season was a memorable one for the Sewickley Academy girls tennis team. The Panthers rolled to an undefeated record on their way to ...
Chartiers Valley tennis looks to be competitive in tough section
By Chuck Curti
The Chartiers Valley girls tennis team annually has a tall order. The Colts compete in Section 4-AAA with powerhouses like Upper St. Clair, Peters Township and Mt. Lebanon, with the latter two going to the WPIAL Class AAA team semifinals and Mt. Lebanon to the PIAA semis in 2014. Where her ...
Doubles play key for Quaker Valley tennis
By Kevin Ritchart
It’s strange for a team that boasts the defending WPIAL Class AA doubles tandem to be focused on improving its doubles play, but that’s exactly ...
Plum girls tennis to rely on deep roster for success
By Alex Oltmanns
As the Plum varsity girls tennis team entered preseason practices leading up to the 2015 season, head coach Rosemarie Stashko noted that there isn’t one ...
Experienced Franklin Regional girls tennis team lineup returns
By Michael Love
The 2014 Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team finish tied for second with Norwin in the Section 1-AAA standings. Both ended with 6-2 records, two behind section champion Hempfield (8-0). But with six of seven starters back, others challenging for spots in the lineup and the return of a player who made ...
Gateway girls tennis team optimistic about improvement
By Devon Moore
Gateway varsity girls tennis head coach Rochelle Seilhamer thinks her team is going to be solid this year. Exactly how solid is a question that ...
Latrobe tennis returns veteran talent to make playoff run
By Devon Moore
There is something different about the Latrobe girls tennis team this year. Coach Michelle Stas doesn’t know exactly what it is, but she can’t stop ...
Derry girls tennis takes aim at section title
By Zach Brendza
The Derry girls tennis team has made the playoffs seven of the last nine years. But the Trojans haven’t advanced too far. “We’ve had first round wins (in playoffs), and I’d like to get back to that,” coach Tom Tatone said. Under Tatone, Derry has only made it past the first round ...
Connellsville girls tennis players eager to improve
By Jason Black
With three wins in 2014, the Connellsville girls tennis team undoubtedly will be looking for bigger and better things this season. Fortunately, the Falcons may ...
Baldwin girls again hosting Highlander Cup tennis invitational
By Jennifer Goga
The second annual Highlander Cup girls’ invitational tournament will be Aug. 29 at the Baldwin High School tennis courts. Four teams will square off in ...
VND High school notebook: Tennis coach ends long run at Fox Chapel
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s game, set, match for Dave Prevost. The veteran Fox Chapel tennis coach has resigned after 35 years. Prevost coached both the boys and girls teams ...
Longtime Fox Chapel tennis coach retires after 35 years
By Marty Stewart
Dave Prevost has been coaching tennis at Fox Chapel for the last 35 years. He decided a few years ago that his 35th year would ...
Mars doubles partners want more after getting PIAA bronze
By Joe Sager
Mars tennis players Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber returned from Hershey with medals, although not the kind they wanted. The Fightin’ Planets duo missed out ...
Sewickley Academy’s Gex brothers again team up for PIAA doubles tennis run
By Gary Horvath
For as often as Sewickley Academy junior Don Gex and sophomore Ryan Gex have had to change partners this season, they’re lucky to be a ...
NA doubles, Latrobe’s Kissell win state tennis titles
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — One of the toughest accomplishments in high school tennis is to win at the highest level for the second consecutive year while plugging ...
WPIAL players take control of early rounds at PIAA tennis tournament
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Friday’s opening-round action in the PIAA singles and doubles tennis tournament proved successful for WPIAL players. The WPIAL placed three of the final four entrants in the Class AAA singles tournament and the same number in doubles. It has continued the trend of recent seasons in wrestling control away ...
Carlynton’s Phillips finishes third at PIAA tennis tournament
By Nathan Smith
For Carlynton’s Luke Phillips, making a short trip to the 2014 PIAA Class AA tournament served as motivation this season. After winning one match at the ...
Western Pa. teams blanked at PIAA team tennis championships
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented at the PIAA team tennis championships at Hershey Racquet Club, with three of the final eight teams across both classifications hailing from the region. But a championship eluded all of them. Upper St. Clair got the furthest. The Panthers reached Saturday’s Class AAA championship match ...
Mars tennis adapts to Triple-A competition
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys tennis team’s first venture into WPIAL Class AAA was a successful one. After finishing as team runner-up the past two seasons in Class ...
USC, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley earn spots in PIAA semifinals
By Staff Report
Neighboring rivals Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair will square off in a boys tennis match more than 200 miles from home Saturday morning, battling for a berth in the PIAA Class AAA championship match. The WPIAL champion Panthers defeated District 1’s Council Rock North, 3-2, in the quarterfinals Friday, ...
Hopewell tennis team finds success after tragedy
By Kevin Lohman
In any context, the season the Hopewell boys tennis team has put together has been special. The Vikings are 16-2 and finished third in their first WPIAL Class AA team tournament in 25 years. They qualified for the PIAA tournament for the first time in program history. Yet, when putting perhaps the ...
Sewickley Academy boys tennis wins 12th straight WPIAL title
By Gary Horvath
The Sewickley Academy tennis team faced more adversity on its way to a 12th consecutive WPIAL Class AA team title than its perfect 5-0 scores ...
Upper St. Clair tennis dethrones 3-time defending WPIAL champion
By Karen Price
Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis championship came down to the No. 2 doubles match, and ended with Upper St. Clair dethroning defending champion Shady Side Academy, 3-2. The Indians, who had won the last three WPIAL team titles and four of the last five, won at No. 3 singles ...
Plum boys tennis team ends strong season with WPIAL tourney appearance
By Michael Love
Plum varsity boys tennis head coach Rosemarie Stashko said she wasn’t sure when the last time a Plum boys team qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs. It had been a while, and she was pleased with the effort this year’s team, with five seniors in the starting lineup, showed ...
Franklin Regional tennis looks forward to next portion of ‘two-year cycle’
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys tennis team concluded its season last week with a tough 5-0 loss to North Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs. Despite the loss, head coach Howard Fisher said his young team, which featured only one senior starter and a pair ...
Penn-Trafford freshmen push each other on tennis court
By Alex Oltmanns
Kevin Lee and Turner Price could not be more different on the tennis court. With Lee exhibiting a more reserved playing style and Price the more outgoing and emotional player, the styles of the two Penn-Trafford freshmen are certainly opposite. But when they team up as doubles partners, their styles are the ...
Cal turns to PIAA in tennis forfeit appeal
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL upheld its ruling that California Area’s boys’ tennis team must forfeit four matches for using a female player earlier this season. The school will now appeal the decision to the PIAA, said California Area athletic director Chris Minerd. On Tuesday, the WPIAL ruled that the Trojans, who had been undefeated, ...
Norwin win key in race for WPIAL playoff spot
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys tennis team almost assured themselves of a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA team playoffs out of Section 1 with its 4-1 victory Friday at Norwin. The Mustangs’ win over the Knights was their fourth in a row after a pair of tough losses to section ...