Mt. Lebanon's Frey, Quaker Valley's Carravaggio win WPIAL tennis titles
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Callie Frey's friends lifted her for pictures after she won a WPIAL tennis title Friday afternoon.
Then they lifted her opponent for photos, too.
Frey, a Mt. Lebanon junior, won the Class AAA girls singles title by beating Upper St. Clair senior Megan Adamo in one of the least contentious championship matches. That's because Frey and Adamo are practice partners and good friends.
“It was a fun match, a fun experience because I know her pretty well,” said the top-seeded Frey, who won, 6-2, 6-0, on the courts at North Allegheny.
“I really enjoy playing Callie,” Adamo said, “because I know it's going to be a clean match and we're going to be laughing at changeovers. I'd say it takes a lot of pressure off.”
This was the third match in a month for the section opponents, and Frey won all three by similar scores. Both advance to the PIAA singles tournament Nov. 2-3 at Hershey Racquet Club, an outcome they celebrate. Frey and Adamo often practice together at a club in South Park, and their families have traveled together for out-of-town tournaments.
“We always laugh,” Frey said, “because we're having fun.”
Quaker Valley senior Spencer Caravaggio won the Class AA title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic's Alyvia Kluska. Top-seeded Caravaggio, playing with a brace on her sore shoulder, resorted to underhand serving for a couple weeks. It was unorthodox for a player at this skill level, but it worked.
“To be honest, I think it made me compete better,” she said. “I had to move a lot better than normal, and that made me play better. I was in position more. It actually worked out in my favor, so I was happy.”
Kluska, a freshman, drew praise for reaching the finals in her first attempt.
“I actually didn't expect to get this far,” she said.
Caravaggio, Kluska and Sewickley Academy's Sydney Miggantz advance to the PIAA Class AA tournament. Miggantz beat Beaver's Raquel Holiday in a three-set consolation match (3-6, 6-3, 6-3). Franklin Regional's Natalia Perry won the Class AAA consolation over Canon-McMillan's Yuvon Martinez (6-0, 6-2). Only the two finalists advance in Class AAA.
Frey, who finished second in WPIAL and PIAA doubles a season ago, was pleased with her first gold.
“I was just tired of having to lose,” she said. “I really wanted to win this.”
Chris Harlan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-380-5666.
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