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2020-2021 Game Summaries

NA Edged By Top-Seeded Peters Township, 3-2

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Facing off against top-seeded Peters Township, the North Allegheny girls’ tennis team nearly pulled off the upset and were narrowly defeated by the Indians, 3-2, on Thursday afternoon in the WPIAL quarterfinals.

The Tigers swept doubles play and need only one win in singles to earn the upset. Unfortunately, Peters Township won all three singles matchups for the 3-2 decision.

For North Allegheny, the black and gold was helped by the No. 1 doubles performance of Abbey Swirsding and Claire Shao, who defeated Bella Engelberg and Grace Solus, 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Rebecca Kolano and Siya Jain topped Maddie Mackay and Abby Siconolfi in three sets.

The season concludes for North Allegheny with a 7-7 overall record. Congratulations to head coach Michelle Weniger and the Lady Tigers for another terrific season.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Peters Township, 10-15-20

Match Summary
PETERS TOWNSHIP - 3
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 2
 
SINGLES
#1Kat Wang (PT) def. Jenny Zhu (NA)6-2, 6-0
#2Mara Bruce (PT) def. Emily Wincko (NA)6-0, 6-0
#3Adisyn Moorehead (PT) def. Claire Zheng (NA)6-2, 6-1
DOUBLES
#1Claire Shao/Abbey Swirsding (NA) def. Bella Engelberg/Grace Solus (PT)6-3, 6-2
#2Rebecca Kolano/Siya Jain (NA) def. Maddie Mackay/Abby Siconolfi (PT)6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Tigers Claw Past Panthers, 4-1, in WPIAL First Round

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team opened the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs on the road on Tuesday afternoon and came away with a 4-1 first round victory over the Franklin Regional Panthers.

The Tigers rolled to wins in doubles play and earned victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles. In singles action, sophomore Emily Wincko collected a 6-1, 6-0, triumph against Ellen Liu. Junior Claire Zheng posted a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) victory over Hannah Zheng.

In doubles, the No. 1 pairing of Abbey Swirsding and Claire Shao cruised to a 6-1, 6-1, victory over Sarah Gardner and Abigail Krieger. At No. 2 doubles, the tandem of Rebecca Kolano and Siya Jain breezed by Agatha Lodini and Divya Ardyo, 6-0, 6-1.

The victory improves North Allegheny’s record to 7-6 overall. The Tigers advance to the WPIAL quarterfinals to face the top-seeded Peters Township Indians on Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Franklin Regional, 10-13-20

Match Summary
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 4
FRANKLIN REGIONAL - 1
 
SINGLES
#1Hannah Han (FR) def. Jenny Zhu (NA)6-3, 6-2
#2Emily Wincko (NA) def. Ellen Liu (FR)6-1, 6-0
#3Claire Zheng (NA) def. Hannah Zheng (FR)6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
DOUBLES
#1Claire Shao/Abbey Swirsding (NA) def. Sarah Gardner/Abigail Krieger (FR)6-1, 6-1
#2Rebecca Kolano/Siya Jain (NA) def. Agatha Lodini/Divya Ardyo (FR)6-0, 6-1

Tigers Cap Regular Season By Dominating Indians, 5-0

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team concluded the regular season on Monday afternoon with a 5-0 sweep of North Hills. It was a perfect performance as the Tigers notched 6-0, 6-0, wins in all five matchups.

In singles play, Jenny Zhu, Emily Wincko and Claire Zheng blanked their opponents. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Abbey Swirsding and Claire Shao, and the No. 2 tandem of Rebecca Kolano and Siya Jain, both collected 6-0, 6-0, wins as well.

North Allegheny improves to 6-6 overall and 6-1 in section play.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. North Hills, 10-5-20

Match Summary
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 5
NORTH HILLS - 0
 
SINGLES
#1Jenny Zhu (NA) def. Emma Kim (NH)6-0, 6-0
#2Emily Wincko (NA) def. Emma Humphrey (NH)6-0, 6-0
#3Claire Zheng (NA) def. Rachel Byrne (NH)6-0, 6-0
DOUBLES
#1Claire Shao/Abbey Swirsding (NA) def. Ashley Katz/Veronica Sciuli (NH)6-0, 6-0
#2Rebecca Kolano/Siya Jain (NA) def. Sydney Kissmer/Morgan Nolan (NH)6-0, 6-0

Pine-Richland Deals NA First Section Defeat

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team lost its first section match of the season with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Pine-Richland on Wednesday.

The Tigers’ lone win on the afternoon came in No. 2 singles where Emily Wincko earned a 6-2, 6-2, triumph over Elizabeth Stokes.

Following the loss, North Allegheny dips to 5-6 overall on the season and 5-1 in section play.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 9-23-20

Match Summary
PINE-RICHLAND - 4
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 1
 
SINGLES
#1Elaine Qian (PR) def. Jenny Zhu (NA)6-1, 6-0
#2Emily Wincko (NA) def. Elizabeth Stokes (PR)6-2, 6-2
#3Katelyn Terchick (PR) def. Claire Zheng (NA)6-4, 6-2
DOUBLES
#1Abigail Nardulli/Catherine Lee (PR) def. Claire Shao/Abbey Swirsding (NA)2-6, 6-4, 6-4
#2Rebecca Peng/Rachel Smith (PR) def. Rebecca Kolano/Siya Jain (NA)4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Tigers Fall To Knoch In Non-Section Contest

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team fell in a non-section contest on Tuesday afternoon, 4-1, to the Knoch Knights.

The Knights, who were WPIAL runners-up in Class AA last season, won their joust with the Tigers by sweeping all three singles matches and earning a victory at No. 1 doubles as well. North Allegheny’s lone win cam at No. 2 doubles, where Rebecca Kolano and Siya Jain topped Jade Nether and Laura Ejzak by a 6-1, 6-2, final.

The loss drops North Allegheny’s overall record to 5-5 on the season. The Tigers will try to remain undefeated in section play on Wednesday with a visit to Pine-Richland.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Knoch, 9-22-20

Match Summary
KNOCH - 4
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 1
 
SINGLES
#1Laura Greb (KN) def. Jenny Zhu (NA)6-0, 6-1
#2Brooke Bauer (KN) def. Emily Wincko (NA)4-6, 6-3, 6-2
#3Emily Gems (KN) def. Claire Zheng (NA)7-5, 6-0
DOUBLES
#1Aly Bauer/Ava Santora (KN) def. Claire Shao/Abbey Swirsding (NA)6-4, 6-1
#2Rebecca Kolano/Siya Jain (NA) def. Jade Nether/Lara Ejzak (KN)6-1, 6-2