Tennis

GCC girls tennis hopes to ride momentum into playoff opener

The Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis team (11-1 overall, 8-1 in Section 1-AA) is counting on momentum in a first-round match against Derry in the ...

Penn Hills tennis team learning lifelong lessons from coach

Though the Penn Hills girls tennis team might not be having success on the court, there are deeper and lifelong lessons being taught by those ...

Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley tennis teams advance to playoffs

The Sewickley Academy girls tennis team looks forward to winning its second WPIAL title in three seasons at the WPIAL Class AA team tournament that ...

Hampton girls tennis flips script

With three underclassmen in singles and four seniors for doubles, the Hampton girls tennis lineup is hardly conventional. Turns out, the formula has worked well ...

Shaler girls tennis stressing toughness, work ethic

Shaler sophomore Lydia Valentine's passion for tennis began in second grade when she found an old racquet. Despite setting a Shaler middle-school record in the shot ...

Yauch, Khalil, Prelich propel Baldwin girls tennis squad

The Baldwin girls' tennis team is young, and winning. The Lady Highlanders posted a 7-1 record through eight matches, with the only loss coming to ...

Franklin Regional girls tennis stays in lead group in Section 1-AAA race

With several starters graduating from last year's Section 1-AAA championship squad, Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis head coach Howard Fisher said he wasn't sure how ...

North Allegheny's Li twins to continue tennis careers in college

North Allegheny seniors Anna and Tina Li plan to continue their tennis careers at two of the most prestigious colleges in the nation. The 17-year-old twins ...

Competition helps Seneca Valley tennis players improve

Competition is the theme for the Seneca Valley girls tennis team this season. The Raiders have many candidates ready to move into and/or up the lineup. ...

Gateway girls tennis team tops Woodland Hills

The Gateway varsity girls tennis team entered the week halfway to its match win total from all of last year, and the team took another ...

Experienced Penn-Trafford girls tennis team has high expectations

Serving as the top singles player for the Penn-Trafford girls tennis team gave Elise Eisenstat a lesson in perspective. Knowing dominance wasn't realistic, Eisenstat focused ...

Norwin girls tennis developing sense of urgency

Norwin girls tennis coach Ryan Hornick sees a lot of similarities with his current squad and last year's team. The Knights are high on talent, but ...

North Allegheny's Li hopes to guide Tigers to 4th straight girls tennis title

Anna Li's goal this fall is to help North Allegheny capture WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA team titles for the fourth year in a row. However, ...

Franklin Regional girls tennis begins season with revamped lineup

The Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team was to begin defense of its Section 1-AAA team championship Wednesday with a match against Kiski Area. The Panthers ...

Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley tennis teams rebuild for 2016 campaign

The Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley girls tennis teams are rebuilding after placing in the top three at the WPIAL Class AA championship tournament last ...

Fox Chapel girls prepare for season

The Fox Chapel girls tennis team finished with a 10-6 overall record last year and lost in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Coach ...

Two starters return as Plum varsity tennis team kicks off season

Vince Romito is very familiar with Plum tennis. The local coach, instructor and tournament and league director coached both the Mustangs boys and girls teams close ...

Gateway girls tennis team seeks improvement with seasoned lineup

The Gateway varsity girls tennis team returns five starters and a sixth with varsity experience from last year's team, and head coach Rochelle Seilhamer hopes ...

Quaker Valley's Bojalad to try out at Arizona

Quaker Valley graduate Farrah Bojalad hopes to continue her tennis career as a freshman with the University of Arizona club team, but it won't be ...

Fox Chapel's Slezak awarded prestigious coaching honor

Fox Chapel tennis coach Alex Slezak earned an impressive honor. Slezak, 34, of Hampton was named the recipient of the 2015 United States Tennis Association Middle ...

Fox Chapel tennis standout Nord faces challenge to repeat

In her first two years on the Fox Chapel tennis team, junior Amanda Nord was a regular in the WPIAL and PIAA winner's circles. ...

Fox Chapel tennis season one to rembember

The Fox Chapel boys tennis team just finished the most successful season in the school's history. The Foxes finished with a 20-1 record, won the ...

Carlynton tennis player Phillips wraps up successful junior season

Carlynton junior Luke Phillips overcame a shoulder injury he suffered in another sport to place second at the PIAA Class AA boys tennis singles championship ...

Sewickley Academy's Ross ends special season with PIAA gold

Sewickley Academy junior Luke Ross said his goal was to be a state individual and team tennis champion. Ross, 17, of Sewickley put the finishing touches ...

Fox Chapel pair shines at PIAA tournament

The PIAA Class AAA singles and doubles finals began Friday, and at day's end, Fox Chapel's Sidd Rajupet and Robby Shymansky still were standing at ...

Sewickley Academy's Ross emerges with PIAA tennis gold

HERSHEY — Two springs ago, Luke Ross was here. A supremely talented freshman tennis player for Sewickley Academy, Ross fought his way into the PIAA ...

Fox Chapel teammates reach PIAA singles semifinals

The Fox Chapel boys tennis team won its first WPIAL title earlier this month and was one match away from PIAA gold as well. Saturday ...

Sewickley boys tennis team earns PIAA Class AA title

HERSHEY — It has been a decade-long quest, but coach Whit Snyder and Sewickley Academy have a second PIAA team tennis title. The Panthers swept District ...

Sewickley Academy boys celebrate state tennis crown

The Sewickley Academy boys tennis team breezed to its first state title in a decade and, with mostly underclassmen, looks forward to next season. The Panthers ...

High school roundup: Fox Chapel tennis advances to PIAA semifinals

WPIAL champion Fox Chapel earned a spot in the PIAA Class AAA boys tennis semifinals Friday with a 5-0 victory over District 1 runner-up Wissahickon ...

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