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Franklin Regional's Ramesh clinches WPIAL spot

By Michael Love
Franklin Regional junior Rochan Ramesh qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA singles championships last year, and he came up clutch in the consolation final contest ...

Latrobe tennis team off to 4-0 start
By Kevin Ritchart
The Latrobe boys tennis team is having fun. With a 4-0 overall record and a 3-0 mark in Section 1-AAA coming into this week, who can blame them? The Wildcats are on a roll thanks to a senior-laden lineup that’s used to taking care of business every time they take the ...
Fox Chapel tennis in rebuilding mode to start season
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel boys tennis team finished with a 12-6 record overall and ended up in second place in the section with an 11-3 mark last year. Coach Dave Prevost must replace four graduates from that team, but he is looking forward to another strong season. The Foxes will return junior ...
Shady Side Academy tennis out to defend titles
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy boys tennis team will be hard-pressed to top last year’s achievements. The team won section, WPIAL and PIAA championships. Coach Tom Mercer said this year’s team has what it takes to provide a repeat performance. “I think we have a good chance to do it again,” he ...
Quaker Valley tennis roster still in flux with missed practice opportunities
By Gary Horvath
While much about the season is up in the air, one thing is for sure. The Quaker Valley boys tennis team is a lot younger ...
New coach looking to put Penn-Trafford boys tennis back on top
By Kevin Ritchart
The Penn-Trafford boys tennis team is looking to get back on top. The Warriors finished third in Section 1-AAA in 2014 after winning the section title the previous three seasons. After a handful of years away from the team, coach Jane Debone returns to lead a Penn-Trafford squad that lost to ...
New Norwin tennis coach benefiting from senior presence
By Katie Foglia
The Norwin boys tennis team is starting off the 2014-15 season with some returning senior starters, a few freshman additions as well as a new head coach. First-year coach Katie Garrity said the senior leadership from the three singles starters – Nate Alford, Mitch Atkins and Jordan Walk – has helped ...
Southmoreland tennis gets new look
By Paul Paterra
There will be a lot that will be new for the Southmoreland boys tennis team this season. The lineup will feature four new starters due to ...
New section will be a test for Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team
By Dave Stofcheck
If you follow the Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team, it shouldn’t take long to spot a few key changes heading into Section 1-AA play. After serving as a longtime assistant under Tony Splendore, Matt Gross has taken over as head coach. He will be tasked with guiding the Vikings through ...
Returning experience fuels optimism for Plum boys tennis
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity tennis team begins a new venture this spring, and it is one that head coach Rosemarie Stashko hopes brings it success and ...
Southmoreland boys team confident despite key losses
By Jason Black
For the past four seasons, the Southmoreland boys tennis team has been the measuring stick in Section 1-AA. The Scotties won outright or shared the ...
Franklin Regional boys tennis squad eyes back-to-back section titles
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity boys tennis team returned to the top of the section mountain in 2014, as it won a share of the Section ...
New Gateway tennis players will get varsity chance
By Michael Love
Mother Nature hasn’t been too kind to area boys tennis teams, as snow and cold temperatures had the squads scrambling for inside space to start ...
Youthful Connellsville tennis team returns to basics
By Jason Black
Following a two-win season last year, the Connellsville boys tennis team will be starting 2015 with a lot of fresh faces, and coach Bill Ricks ...
State berth whets Valley’s tennis team appetite for more
By Doug Gulasy
Making the first PIAA tournament appearance in program history did little to sate the Valley boys tennis team. In fact, it made the Vikings  hungrier. Coming off ...
Baldwin tennis coach Hayden appointed to top district post
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin tennis coach Dave Hayden celebrated the start of the new year in a big way. Hayden, who has been in charge of Baldwin’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams for several years, recently was appointed president of the Board of the Allegheny Mountain District of the United States Tennis Association. Megan Foster ...
Shady Side’s Dua, North Allegheny's Li, Lee capture PIAA tennis titles
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — The WPIAL was well represented on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club for the conclusion of the girls high school tennis season at the PIAA championships. Of the 16 total remaining slots entering Saturday’s semifinal play in two classifications, seven belonged to players from District 7. Two championship matches were ...
WPIAL tennis players advance to PIAA semifinals
By Tribune-Review
North Allegheny’s Anna Li, Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua and Upper St. Clair’s Charlotte Madson all earned spots in Saturday’s Class AAA singles semifinals at the PIAA tournament Friday in Hershey. Greensburg Central Catholic’s Michaela Kluska will play in the Class AA semifinals, but her sister, Alyvia, lost in the quarterfinals. In ...
Greensburg Central Catholic sisters could face off in PIAA tennis finals
By Alex Oltmanns
Sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska have faced each other twice in championship matches this season. But a potential third title matchup would mean much more ...
Shady Side Academy’s Dua captures PIAA singles title
By Marty Stewart
Three weeks after winning the WPIAL Class AAA singles tennis title, Shady Side Academy junior Ananya Dua swept to the PIAA Class AAA championship on ...
North Allegheny girls defend state team tennis title
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Shady Side Academy threw its best game at North Allegheny, but again; it was not enough. In an afternoon of tennis dominated by WPIAL teams, the Tigers defended their PIAA Class AAA girls team title with a 3-1 win over the Indians on Saturday at Hershey Racquet Club. Three of ...
Norwin tennis had breakout season
By Alex Oltmanns
If history is any indicator, the Norwin girls tennis team’s season is typically over by the second week of October. But for the first time in ...
Sewickley Academy girls tennis prevails for 4th WPIAL title
By Gary Horvath
When the Sewickley Academy girls tennis team defeated Indiana, 4-1, last week for its fourth WPIAL Class AA title, coach Whitney Snyder made sure the ...
Franklin Regional girls tennis coach happy with team’s progress
By Dave Schrecengost
Franklin Regional’s girls faced a daunting challenge heading into the tennis season. The Lady Panthers graduated 11 players from last year’s WPIAL playoff team, and their top singles player — junior Natalia Perry —would miss the season after having shoulder surgery. Coach Howard Fisher’s team rose to the occasion, qualifying for the ...
Gateway tennis looks back on season fighting through difficult section
By Dave Schrecengost
When the WPIAL realigned its girls tennis sections for the 2014-15 school year, Plum and Gateway were moved from Section 3-AAA into Section 1-AAA. The new alignment brought the challenge of different opponents as well as a reduction in the number of section matches. Now, instead of playing each team ...
North Allegheny, Sewickley Academy girls claim tennis titles
By Gary Horvath
Members of the North Allegheny girls tennis team were quick to show their excitement after winning a second straight WPIAL Class AAA team championship Thursday, but they also will be quick to turn their focus to the next test, coach Michelle Weniger said. “They will start thinking about states by ...
Hempfield tennis caps special season
By Alex Oltmanns
Jerry Way has experienced a successful 14-year tenure as the Hempfield girls tennis coach, guiding the Spartans to four Section 1-AAA titles in the last ...
Plum, Gateway tennis teams battle in tough section
By Dave Schrecengost
When the WPIAL realigned its girls tennis sections for the 2014-15 school year, Plum and Gateway were moved from Section 3-AAA into Section 1-AAA. The new alignment brought the challenge of different opponents as well as a reduction in the number of section matches. Now, instead of playing each team ...
Jeannette sophomore relishes lessons learned in 1st tennis season
By Kristie Linden
Kara Johnston, a student at Jeannette High School, is one of a group of girls in 10th grade who decided to give tennis a try ...
Franklin Regional girls tennis, boys golf come up short in WPIAL team playoffs
By Michael Love
The Franklin Regional varsity girls tennis team suffered a 3-1-1 loss to Montour in a WPIAL Class AAA play-in match Tuesday afternoon at The Club in Monroeville. The match originally was scheduled for Franklin Regional High School, but the threat of wet weather forced the players indoors. Sophomore Alison Simpkins earned the ...
Kittanning tennis draws South Park in 1st round
By Staff Reports
Kittanning avoided the  WPIAL’s traditional tennis powers with its playoff draw, but it ended up with quite a lengthy road trip. The Wildcats will make their first appearance since 2008 in the WPIAL Class AA girls tennis tournament when they go on the road to face  No. 2 seed South Park ...
Fox Chapel, Quaker Valley girls win WPIAL doubles titles
By Kevin Lohman
For the second straight year, Fox Chapel junior Laurel Shymansky walked away from the WPIAL Class AAA girls tennis doubles championship with a gold medal draped around her neck. This time, Shymansky teamed with freshman Amanda Nord to defeat North Allegheny’s Tina Li and Eugenia Lee in a back-and-forth ...
Sewickley Academy doubles tennis bucking trends
By Gary Horvath 9:00 p.m.
They may have taken different approaches, but the Sewickley Academy and Quaker Valley girls tennis teams came away with victories in the WPIAL section doubles ...
Armstrong twins hope to be doubly tough
By Doug Gulasy
Twin sisters Catherine and Emily Armstrong aren’t afraid to say anything to each other while on the court. Sometimes, that’s not a good thing. But as ...
Kittanning tennis team eager to gain postseason experience
By Matt Grubba
It’s been nearly a decade, but Kittanning tennis is back in the postseason. The Wildcats clinched their first WPIAL team playoff berth since 2006 with a 4-1 win over Highlands on Monday, and that has Kittanning’s players eager to experience postseason tennis for the first time. The win over Highlands gave ...
HS highlight reel: Peters junior among WPIAL golf contenders
By Staff Reports
Peters Township junior golfer Alec Stopperich appears to be at the top of his game, and that’s bad news for the rest of the field for Thursday’s WPIAL Class AAA individual championship at Latrobe Country Club. Stopperich is the only player in the 36-player field who shot under par at the ...