Penn-Trafford junior Price falls in first round at WPIAL singles tournament
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For the third straight year, Cullen Price's run at the WPIAL singles tournament ended in the first round.
The Penn-Trafford junior lost, 10-5, to fourth-seeded Mitch Kreider of Peters Township in the first round of the WPIAL singles champonship Monday at Shady Side Academy.
“I got down early, 7-0, but at that time I started to find my groove a little bit,” Price said. “I guess it was too little, too late.”
Price advanced to the WPIAL singles tournament for the third straight year after finishing second at last week's Section 1-AAA tournament.
Price qualified for the WPIAL singles tournament in his first two seasons at Penn-Trafford. Both times, he lost in the first round to eventual champion Will Nesbitt.
“At the WPIAL level, there's very, very high-level tennis,” Penn-Trafford tennis coach Linda Michaux said. “Cullen did very well. I believe the match could have gone either way.”
While Monday's match ended in disappointment, Price will compete in the Section 1 doubles tournament beginning Monday at Franklin Regional.
Price won the tournament playing with Chris Price in 2011 and finished second alongside Paul Campbell last season. He will be paired with senior Alec Giugliano this season.
Penn-Trafford, the two-time defending section champion, stood at 10-0 on the season heading into a section match Wednesday against Kiski Area. The match ended too late for this week's edition.
“We've been great this year, and we're looking to win the section (and) get that three-peat,” Price said.
Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5830 or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.
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