Westmoreland high school roundup: Latrobe, GCC tandems win section tennis titles
A pair of Wildcats were crowned champions Tuesday, as the Latrobe tandem of Addison Kemerer and Maddie Stas defeated Franklin Regional's Hannah Yan and Nikki Bonacci in the Section 1-AAA doubles final.
Kemerer and Stas, who entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed, won 6-2, 7-5 to clinch the title.
Third-seeded Yan/Bonacci will join the Latrobe pair as well as third-place Ashleigh Bowser/Lauren Virostek from Armstrong and the fourth-place tandem of Abby Herman and Kyah Russell from Gateway at the WPIAL Class AAA doubles tournament Thursday at North Allegheny.
• In the Section 1-AA doubles championship at Baldwin, 2016 section runners-up Marlaya Verenna and Anna Vitale from Greensburg Central Catholic claimed the title with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 victory over South Park's Caylee Jackson and Elyssa Temu.
In the consolation match, California's Kristina Luko and Sydney Smichnick defeated Mt. Pleasant's Mary Smithnosky and Abbey Scekeres, 6-1, 6-1. All four tandems advance to the WPIAL Class AA tournament Thursday at Shady Side Academy.
Mt. Pleasant 5, Greensburg Salem 0 — Class AA No. 3 Mt. Pleasant earned a nonsection win at home to finish the regular season 14-2.
Penn-Trafford 2, Gateway 1 — Alex Roman and Jared Phillips scored to lift Penn-Trafford (11-3-2) to a nonsection win.
West Shamokin 7, Derry 0 — Derry (2-15) dropped a fifth straight game in a nonsection contest.
Freeport 8, Derry 0 — Hannah Stokes had two goals to lead Class AA No. 2 Freeport (15-2-1) past Derry (1-16) in a nonsection game.
Ligonier Valley 3, United 0 — Mia Lynn scored three times and Lexie Petrof posted the shutout as Ligonier Valley (7-4-4) won a Heritage Conference game.
Ligonier Valley 3, Penns Manor 0 — Abi Cmar had nine kills and Kiersten Smith, Rachel Horrell and Jenna Moore added six each as Ligonier Valley (11-4) won a Heritage Conference match.