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NNORTH ALLEGHENY VARSITY GIRLS' TENNIS


KYLIE ISAACS & KAYLA BECICH

* WPIAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONS *

* 2nd PLACE AT PIAA DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP *

 File Photo Courtesy of Barb Becich

ISAACS, BECICH MAKE IT TO
FINALS OF PIAA TOURNEY

The North Allegheny combo of Kylie Isaacs and Kayla Becich continued their impressive roll in tennis doubles competition this weekend.  Already the WPIAL champs, the duo finished second at the PIAA Class AAA Girls' Doubles Championship.  The pair won four straight matches before falling in the finals. 

In the first round of the tournament on Friday, Isaacs and Becich defeated Kelsey Jones and Jackie Ciotti of Conestoga in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.  In the quarterfinals, Isaacs and Becich duplicated the effort by beating Erie McDowellís duo of Daraja Hill and Maggie Erven in straight sets, 6-2,6-3. 

On Saturday morning, Isaacs and Becich followed that up with a straight sets victory against Abby Belser and Emily Kager of Manheim Township in the semi-finals, 6-1, 6-0.  In the championship match, it was Manheim Township's Lauren Stauffer and Caroline Berry that finally put an end to winning streak put together by the Lady Tigers' freshman and junior captain. 

PIAA FIRST ROUND MATCH

Kylie Isaacs/Kayla Becich def Kelsey Jones/Jackie Ciotti (Conestoga)

6-0, 6-2

PIAA QUARTERFINALS MATCH

Isaacs/Becich def Daraja Hill/Maggie Erven (Erie McDowell)

6-2, 6-3

PIAA SEMIFINALS MATCH

Isaacs/Becich def Abby Belser/Emily Kager (Manheim Township)

6-1, 6-0

PIAA FINALS MATCH

Lauren Stauffer/Caroline Berry (Manheim Township) def Isaacs/Becich

6-1, 7-6 (6)

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MT. LEBANON TOPS LADY TIGERS
IN QUARTERFINALS

The Lady Tigers' run in the WPIAL Team Tennis Tournament came to an end on Tuesday when Mt. Lebanon eliminated North Allegheny by a 5-0 final.  The Lady Tigers got the best of the Blue Devils earlier in the year when on September 7, NA beat Mt. Lebanon 3-2.  This playoff meeting would turnout differently however.  

At #1, Callie Frey defeated Kylie Isaacs 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.  Junior Kayla Becich would fall to Sarah Baich 6-4, 2-6, 6-0.  In the second set at #3, freshman Maddy Adams could not continue due to illness which gave Annie Rach a default victory.  Mt. Lebanon would secure straight set victories in doubles play to round out the victory.

The loss brings the Lady Tigers' record to 17-2 for the season.  Despite the defeat, it was most certainly a tremendous season for the North Allegheny Girls Tennis Team.  Meanwhile, Mt. Lebanon advances to the semi-finals to Peters Township. 

MATCH SUMMARY

MT. LEBANON - 5   NORTH ALLEGHENY - 0

SINGLES    
#1 Callie Frey (ML) DEF Kylie Issacs (NA) (2-6, 6-4, 6-3)
#2 Sara Baich (ML) DEF Kayla Becich (NA) (6-4, 2-6, 6-0)
#3 Annie Rach (ML) DEF Maddy Adams (NA) (7-6, 1-2-default)
DOUBLES    
#1 Claire Healy/ Jessie Warashaw (ML) DEF Tiffany Kollah/Liz Kollah (NA) (6--2, 6-3)
#2 Eva Varotsis/Julia Rose DEF Alice Agassandian/Megan Zuley (NA) (6-2, 7-5)


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2010 WPIAL GIRLS' TENNIS

The Lady Tigers will compete again in Class AAA along with 36 other teams.  The top three teams in each section will enter the WPIAL Tournament.  All playoff entries will be determined by section record only and will be determined by the best section won/loss record.  Teams that tie for first place will not have the tie broken, and ALL of the tied teams will be declared section champions.  All the teams will receive a section winner's plaque and will be entered into the WPIAL Tournament.  If three or more teams tie for first place, only those teams will qualify for the playoffs.

In the event of a multiple team tie (two or more teams) for a playoff position, head-to-head competition will be the first determinant.  If head-to-head does not break the tie, the following tie-breaking system will be used.  If three or more teams are tied for second place and the tie-breaking system identifies one team as the second place team, the remaining teams will be then tied for third place and the process begins all over with head-to-head competition being the first determinant for establishing the third place team.  If a tie cannot be broken, all tied teams will enter the playoffs.

TIE-BREAKING SYSTEM

1.  Section won/lost records of the tied teams will be compiled.
2.  The team with the best numerical head-to-head section record among the tied teams will enter post-season play.
3.  If the tie cannot be clearly broken, all tied teams will enter post-season play.

In Class AAA, two singles players, two sets of doubles teams and two teams will advance to the PIAA tournament

In all singles matches and WPIAL competition, the seven-man team concept will be followed.  Each team will have three singles players and two teams of doubles players for each match.  No player can participate in both singles and doubles on the same day.  A player can be changed from singles play on one day to doubles play for the next.  All teams must field a minimum of six players.  Failure to field six players will result in a  forfeit victory for the opponent, provided they have at least six players ready to play.  In one team has six players and the opponent has seven, the third singles match is forfeited and all other matches play.  If both teams have only six players, play will be at first and second singles and both doubles.  If the team match ends in a tie, the USTA twelve-point tie-breaker will be played between the first singles players (for that day) to determine the team winner.  No substitutes will be permitted in the tie-breaker.

Coaches must play their best player of the three singles players designated for each match at the number one singles position, second best at number two, and third best at number three.  The same format must also be used in placing doubles teams in the lineup.  If injury or illness should occur before a match the player will be "moved up" to the next highest position in the lineup and the substitute player will take the lowest spot remaining.  Forfeits will be awarded only in case of injuries or illness after a match has started.  Once the WRITTEN LINE-UP has been presented, the same players must play at those positions.  Inability of a competitor to play will result in a forfeit.

Scoring will be traditional --- the best of three sets.  If the score reaches "six-all" in any set, a twelve-point tie-breaker shall determine the winner in that set.  This system must be followed in all section matches and WPIAL playoffs.

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sectional qualifiers will be held for singles and doubles.  Each school may enter two singles players and two doubles teams. Sectional matches will be determined by pro sets until the semi-finals.  In the semi-finals, final, and third-place qualifying matches, the three-set format will be used.  Three players/doubles teams will advance to the WPIAL Championship round from each section qualifier.  The fourth-place finisher will serve as the alternate and will play in the event of a withdrawal by any of the first three place winners.  Players will be seeded by the section manager based on all information available.

Section qualifiers will be contested in a two-day period unless the section manager determines that a one-day format is suitable.  The WPIAL Committee Manager will render decision to move sectional qualifier indoors on each scheduled date if inclement weather prevails.  The WPIAL Championship Tournament will be contested in a two-day period as scheduled.  The WPIAL Office will render decision to move championship tournament indoors on each scheduled date if inclement weather prevails.

2010 GIRLS' TENNIS ALIGNMENT - CLASS AAA (37 TEAMS)

SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3
Connellsville NORTH ALLEGHENY Fox Chapel
Franklin Regional Butler Gateway
Hempfield Hampton McKeesport
Latrobe Mars Penn Hills
Kiski Area North Hills Plum
Norwin Pine-Richland Shady Side Academy
Penn-Trafford Seneca Valley Shaler
- - Woodland Hills
- - -
SECTION 4 - SECTION 5
Baldwin - Bethel Park
Chartiers Valley - Canon-McMillan
Montour - Fort Cherry
Mt. Lebanon - Moon
Oakland Catholic - Peters Twp.
Upper St. Clair - Ringgold
West Allegheny - Trinity
- - West Mifflin

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Bob Bozzuto at:  bbozzuto@northallegheny.org
 

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