Tigers Claw Past Panthers, 4-1, in WPIAL First Round
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
|#1||Hannah Han (FR) def. Jenny Zhu (NA)||6-3, 6-2|
|#2||Emily Wincko (NA) def. Ellen Liu (FR)||6-1, 6-0|
|#3||Claire Zheng (NA) def. Hannah Zheng (FR)||6-4, 7-6 (7-1)|
|#1||Claire Shao/Abbey Swirsding (NA) def. Sarah Gardner/Abigail Krieger (FR)||6-1, 6-1|
|#2||Rebecca Kolano/Siya Jain (NA) def. Agatha Lodini/Divya Ardyo (FR)||6-0, 6-1|