Westmoreland high school roundup: Greensburg Central Catholic girls tennis advances
The Greensburg Central Catholic tennis team opened the WPIAL playoffs with a convincing victory Wednesday, topping visiting Ambridge, 5-0, in the first round of the Class AA tournament.
Marlayna Verenna, Anna Vitale and Erin Schulte each won singles matches in straight sets. In doubles, Keeley Maloney and Gabrielle Guzik won 6-1, 6-2, and Rachel Davis and Claire Hacker scored a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
The Centurions will play Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals Thursday.
Indiana 5, Mt. Pleasant 0 — In the WPIAL Class AA first round, Mt. Pleasant fell short to Indiana.
Neshannock 5, Southmoreland 0— Crista Nativio, Abbey Demofonte and Kelli Huffman won in singles to lift top-seeded Neshannock to a WPIAL Class AA first-round victory at Pearson Park.
Sewickley Academy 5, Derry 0— Derry lost a Class AA first-round match to the No. 3-seeded Panthers.
Belle Vernon 6, Greensburg Salem 0 — Izzy Laurita scored twice, and Emma Sabolek, Lexi Demko, Kiera Matter and Autumn Forte added a goal apiece as Belle Vernon (8-3, 6-1) won a Section 2-AAA game at Greensburg Salem (2-8, 2-5).
Charleroi 5, Derry 0 — Kaitlyn Riley and Megan Sterner each scored twice as Charleroi (4-6, 3-4) defeated Derry (1-9, 1-6) in a Section 3-AA game.
Southmoreland 2, McGuffey 0— Alison Huffman scored twice as Southmoreland (3-6, 3-4) won in Section 3-AA. The Scotties snapped a three-game losing streak.
Apollo-Ridge 7, Jeannette 0 — Megan Donelli had four goals to lead Apollo-Ridge (5-2, 4-2) to a Section 1-A win over Jeannette (1-7, 0-6).
Greensburg Central Catholic 11, Riverview 0 — Sara Orndoff had two goals and four assists and Sam Felder had two goals and three assists to pace No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic (7-1, 7-0) in a Section 1-A victory.
Sydney Ward had three goals, Alex Schwerha scored twice, and Brenna Springer and Bella Skatell added goals. Skatell and Schwerha combined for the shutout.
Penn-Trafford 5, Baldwin 1 — Hannah Nguyen had two goals, and Jordan Lawrence, Emma Rain and Erin Brady also score as Penn-Trafford (8-2) won a nonsection game.
Lauren Stovar and Brady had assists.
The Warriors have won seven straight games, including Monday's Section 4-AAAA victory over No. 1 Norwin.
Franklin Regional 3, Mt. Pleasant 2 — Victoria Rothrauff scored twice and Hannah Scholze added a goal as Class AAA No. 5 Franklin Regional (7-2) won a nonsection game over host Mt. Pleasant (5-6).
Mackenzie Leeder scored on a penalty kick for the Vikings.
Monessen 7, McKeesport 1 — In a nonsection game, Monessen improved to 3-4-1 overall with a convincing victory.
Plum 5, Hempfield 0 — Hempfield fell to 2-7 overall after a nonsection loss to Plum (7-2). The Spartans are scheduled to play Seneca Valley in another nonsection game Thursday.
Fox Chapel 184, Franklin Regional 207 — In Section 4-AAA, Gregor Meyer shot 34 to lead Fox Chapel to victory. Palmer Jackson shot 34 for Franklin Regional.
Belle Vernon 221, Ringgold 234 — At Cedarbrook Golf Course, Jake Caldwell shot 5-over-par 40 to lead Belle Vernon (4-10, 4-8) to a Section 2-AAA victory. Nick Kolano shot 42 for Ringgold (3-9, 3-9).
Greensburg Central Catholic 200, Gateway 250 — Abby Zambruno shot 44 to lead Greensburg Central Catholic to a nonsection win.
North Allegheny 153, Penn-Trafford 156 — Anna Stowers shot 36 for the Warriors in a nonsection loss.