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Sewickley Academy tennis players wrap up careers

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By Daniel Paulling

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Sewickley Academy coach Whitney Snyder faced a challenge after his Panthers lost in the PIAA team tournament semifinals last month.

He had stressed they focus on the team tournament all season, but now they needed to rebound for the Class AA singles and doubles tournaments on Friday.

“I said it's a pride thing,” Snyder said. “You've been on the team four years, and you want to leave on a positive note. Even if you lose to a better player, you want to let that person know you're competing the whole time and that you're not phoning it in.”

The Panthers' top two singles players, Samantha Gohh and Sidney Miggantz, responded with first-round wins, as did the No. 1 doubles team of Amy Cheng and Jappman Monga, before all losing in the quarterfinals.

The losses end their careers and force a drastic turnover. Five of the top seven Panthers are seniors, including the four who played Friday.

“It's a tribute to the program that four girls from one class get to quarterfinals of state,” Snyder said. “I'll be sad to see them go, but it's something I'll remember.”

— Daniel Paulling

 

 
 


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