2017-2018 Game Summaries
In only their second home match of the year, the Tigers opened the 2018 WPIAL AAA team playoff campaign with a first round sweep of the Central Catholic Vikings Wednesday afternoon. The 5-0 victory was courtesy of five, straight-set matches.
The doubles teams claimed the first two points of the match, with juniors Mark Chuirazzi and Jerry Huang losing only one game at first doubles. Senior Reed Stasko and junior Rohan Cowlagi duplicated that feat at number two doubles. The clinching point once again came from senior Andrew Chuirazzi who lost only two games at third singles. Senior Ivan Voinov was pushed by Tim Smith but battled hard to claim the second singles contest. Rounding out play, the fifth and final point came from Senior Captain Richard Hofmann who defeated Central ace Will Gatti at number one singles.
With the win, the Tigers raised their overall season record to 9-2. The Tigers advance to the quarterfinal round on a date and site to be determined, against the winner of the Upper St. Clair—Pine Richland matchup. Please check back with the Tigers’ web site for more information.
Match Summary – 04/18/2018
North Allegheny—5, Pgh. Central Catholic–0
#1 Richard Hofmann (NA) def. Will Gatti (CC) 6-2, 6-3
#2 Ivan Voinov (NA) def. Tim Smith (CC) 6-4, 6-3
#3 Andrew Chuirazzi (NA) def. Stefan Cvetkovic (CC) 6-2, 6-0
#1 Mark Chuirazzi/Jerry Huang (NA) def. Michael Gleson/Will Rudolf (CC) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Reed Stasko/Rohan Cowlagi (NA) def. Anthony DiBello/Renne Cabacungan (CC) 6-1, 6-0
With the Section 2 crown already in hand, the Tigers wrapped up their regular season with an exhibition match against the Upper St. Clair Panthers Monday afternoon and walked away with a 5-0 sweep in a well-played matchup.
Senior Richard Hofmann led the way at number one singles by sweeping Ross Petrone without losing a game. Senior Ivan Voinov followed suit with a straight set victory over Harrison Chui. The clinching point came from senior Andrew Chuirazzi who battled Stefan Cvetkovic at third singles and took the contest in two sets, including a tie break to complete the win. Juniors Mark Chuirazzi and Jerry Huang teamed up at number one doubles to slide past Josh Meyer and Shium Patel in three sets. After splitting the first two sets, the NA tandem picked up a late break to win the 3rd set, 6-4. The final tally came off the racquets of senior Reed Stasko and junior Rohan Cowlagi at number two doubles. Following a loss in the first set, the Tigers bounced back to take the next two with workman-like precision.
With the win, the Tigers raised their overall season record to 8-2. They open the WPIAL team playoffs at a site, time, and opponent to be determined following the seeding meeting. Please check back with the Tigers’ web site for more information as soon as it becomes available.
Match Summary – 04/16/2018
North Allegheny—5, Upper St. Clair–0
#1 Richard Hofmann (NA) def. Ross Petrone (USC) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Ivan Voinov (NA) def. Harrison Chui (USC) 6-3, 6-1
#3 Andrew Chuirazzi (NA) def. Stefan Cvetkovic (USC) 6-3, 7-6 (2)
#1 Mark Chuirazzi/Jerry Huang (NA) def. Josh Meyer/Shium Patel (USC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
#2 Reed Stasko/Rohan Cowlagi (NA) def. Ayush Sharma/Nitesh Nagpal (USC) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
Friday the 13th proved a fortunate day for the Tigers Tennis Squad as they defeated their rivals, North Hills, in a 5-0 sweep. The Tigers controlled the Indians from the start and won each match in straight sets. The win propels the Tigers to the Section 2 crown in WPIAL AAA, and a 7-0 mark against their conference foes.
Using a modified lineup, the Tigers’ duo of seniors Richard Hofmann and Ivan Voinov took the first point at number one doubles. Junior Jerry Huang won at first singles for the second point, and junior Soureesh Moturi clinched the match with a win in his first venture at singles play this season. Thirty seconds afterwards, senior Reed Stasko prevailed in second singles for the fourth point. The final tally came off the racquets of junior Rohan Cowlagi and sophomore Sanjit Beriwal at number two doubles.
With the win, the Tigers raised their overall season record to 7-2. Their next opponent is Upper St. Clair, in an exhibition match, Monday afternoon at 3 PM at the Lakevue Athletic Club.
Match Summary – 04/13/2018
North Allegheny—5, North Hills–0
#1 Jerry Huang (NA) def. Connor McEwen (NH) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Reed Stasko (NA) def. Duncan Kreps (NH) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Soureesh Moturi (NA) def. Sai Ashton Au (NH) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Richard Hofmann/Ivan Voinov (NA) def. Matt Venturella/Doug Kramer (NH) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Rohan Cowlagi/Sanjit Beriwal (NA) def. Nate Belack/Adam Aguiar-Kosicki (NH) 6-0, 6-2
The Tigers Tennis Squad continued Section 2 play Tuesday afternoon at the Hampton Community Park and fashioned a 4-1 win over a good but shorthanded Talbot squad.
In their first outdoor match of the season, the Tigers’ initial team point came from the racquet of senior Andrew Chuirazzi, at number three singles, as he defeated Sai Kondisetti in straight sets. Senior Reed Stasko and junior Rohan Cowlagi teamed up at number two doubles to take the second point over Alex Butch and Peter Fung, again in straight sets. The number one doubles tandem of juniors Mark Chuirazzi and Jerry Huang clinched the match shortly thereafter by defeating Tim Miller and Peter Andrews. The fourth team point came from senior Richard Hofmann, who beat Ted Donegan at number one singles. With the team contest decided, the most intriguing match of the day unfolded at number two singles, where senior Ivan Voinov tangled with the Talbot’s Abheet Badrinath. Voinov lost the first set in a tie-break, dominated a quick second set, and eventually fell in the 3rd set. Both players unleashed an arsenal of outstanding shots in the process.
With the win, the Tigers raised their overall season record to 5-2, including a 5-0 mark in Section 2. Their next opponent is section rival Butler, Wednesday afternoon, starting at 3:30 PM on the Butler courts.
Match Summary – 04/10/2018
North Allegheny—4, Hampton Twp.–1
#1 Richard Hofmann (NA) def. Ted Donegan (H) 6-3, 6-1
#2 Abheet Badrinath (H) def. Ivan Voinov (NA) 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3
#3 Andrew Chuirazzi (NA) def. Sai Kondisetti (MH) 6-0, 6-1
#1 Mark Chuirazzi/Jerry Huang (NA) def. Tim Miller/Peter Andrews (H) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Reed Stasko/Rohan Cowlagi (NA) def. Alex Butch/Peter Fung (H) 6-0, 6-4
The Tigers Tennis Squad returned to Section 2 play Thursday afternoon, indoors at the Lakevue Racquet Club, against their northern neighbor, Mars Area. The Tigers jumped on the Planets early and walked away with a 5-0 victory, using a modified line-up.
Juniors Mark Chuirazzi, Jerry Huang, and senior Reed Stasko made their singles debuts and took each contest in straight sets. Making their varsity debut a memorable one, sophomores Sanjit Beriwal and Vinay Gupta proceeded to clinch the match with a straight set win at number two doubles. With the match decided, juniors Rohan Cowlagi and Soureesh Moturi teamed up for the first time at number one doubles and prevailed, again in straight sets.
With the win, the Tigers raised their overall season record to 4-2, including a 4-0 mark in Section 2.
Match Summary – 04/05/2018
North Allegheny—5, Mars Area–0
#1 Mark Chuirazzi (NA) def. Graham Strano 6-1, 6-1
#2 Jerry Huang (NA) def. Nick Ryan (MA) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Reed Stasko (NA) def. Zack Greene (MA) 6-0, 6-2
#1 Soureesh Moturi/Rohan Cowlagi (NA) def. Michael Crowley/Dan Feathers (MA) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Sanjit Beriwal/Vinay Gupta (NA) def. Nathan Walker/Jonathan Knotts (MA) 6-1, 6-0