2017-2018 Game Summaries
North Allegheny freshman Ava Catanzarite reached the WPIAL Class AAA girls singles tennis final on Friday afternoon and dropped a hard-fought 6-4, 6-2, decision to Maria Santilli of Norwin. For Santilli, a Cincinnati recruit, it is her second consecutive WPIAL crown.
Catanzarite earned a trip to the title tilt with a strong performance on Thursday, defeating Abby Herman of Gateway, 10-1, and topping Golda Gershanok of Mt. Lebanon in the quarterfinal round, 10-0. In the semifinals, Catanzarite faced off against teammate Ashley Huang of North Allegheny and garnered a tough win, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).
Huang rebounded in the third-place consolation contest and defeated Isabela Paixao of Montour on Friday. Catanzarite and Huang both qualify for the PIAA singles tournament on November 3 in Hershey.
North Allegheny freshman Ava Catanzarite won the Section 2-AAA singles tournament this week and faced off against teammate Ashley Huang in the finals. The freshman phenom did not concede a single point in her three victories leading up to the finals before battling it out with Huang for the section crown. Catanzarite earned a hard-fought 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win in the title tilt.
Both players will take part in the WPIAL singles tournament which begins on Thursday. For a look at the entire Section 2-AAA singles bracket, click here.
For a preview of the WPIAL singles bracket, click here.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team rolled to its fifth consecutive WPIAL Class AAA title with a 5-0 sweep of neighborhood rival Pine-Richland on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers have the third-longest streak in the WPIAL girls tennis history behind only Mt. Lebanon (1981-88) and Upper St. Clair (1994-2001) who each won eight consecutive titles. For Pine-Richland, it was the first time the Rams had ever appeared in the WPIAL championship.
Ava Catanzarite, Ashley Huang and Rebekah Rest all won in singles play for the Tigers. The doubles pairings of Carolyn Tsung and Claire Shao and Katherine Ambrose and Riya Yadav also claimed victories.
Following the win, North Allegheny sits at 19-0 overall and will participate in the PIAA tournament on October 24.
For the second time this season, the North Allegheny girls’ tennis team topped Shady Side Academy by a 4-1 decision. Monday’s victory over Shady Side was the most important of the two as it came in the WPIAL semifinals and continued NA’s quest for a fifth straight WPIAL crown.
North Allegheny improves to 18-0 overall and advances to face the Pine-Richland Rams in the WPIAL title match on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team concluded the regular season on Thursday afternoon with a 5-0 sweep of Hollidaysburg in a non-section triumph. The singles players for the four-time reigning WPIAL champions were again dominant. Freshman Ava Catanzarite, junior Ashley Huang and sophomore Rebekah Rest each claimed 6-0, 6-0, victories over their respective opponents.
In doubles play, the No. 1 team of Carolyn Tsung and Claire Shao topped Chloe Love and Paige Jodon, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Katherine Ambrose and Riya Yadav earned a hard-fought decision over Abigail Goodman and Jenna Sheetz by scores of 5-7, 7-6 (7-3) and 10-5.
North Allegheny finished the regular season with a perfect 15-0 overall record. The Lady Tigers will open the WPIAL tournament next week.
Girls Tennis Summary vs. Hollidaysburg, 9-21-17
|Match Summary||NORTH ALLEGHENY - 5|
HOLLIDAYSBURG - 0
|#1||Ava Catanzarite (NA) def. Veronica Heisel (HB)||6-0, 6-0|
|#2||Ashley Huang (NA) def. Jenee Delorme (HB)||6-0, 6-0|
|#3||Rebekah Rest (NA) def. Payton Ruggery (HB)||6-0, 6-0|
|#1||Carolyn Tsung/Claire Shao (NA) def. Chloe Love/Paige Jodon (HB)||6-1, 6-2|
|#2||Katherine Ambrose/Riya Yadav (NA) def. Abigail Goodman/Jenna Sheetz (HB)||5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 10-5|