2018-2019 Game Summaries
Hoping to repeat as the PIAA Class AAA singles champion, North Allegheny senior Ashley Huang reached the state final on Saturday before eventually falling to District 1 champion Neha Valega of North Penn. Valega narrowly beat Huang by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
After posting a pair of wins on Friday in the state tournament, Huang continued her winning ways in the semifinal round with a victory over Amelia Honer of Council Rock South with a hard-fought 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 triumph. The victory over Honer vaulted Huang into the finals where she ultimately finished with state silver. For a look at the Class AAA singles bracket, click here.
Congratulations to Ashley Huang for an outstanding career at North Allegheny and best of luck at Cornell University.
WPIAL Class AAA singles champion Ashley Huang began her quest toward a state title with a pair of wins on Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Huang opened the PIAA Class AAA singles tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Sarah Capoferri of Lampeter-Strasburg. Capoferri was the third-place finisher out of District 3.
In the quarterfinals, it was another straight set victory as Huang defeated Jordan Bradley of Downingtown West by a 6-1, 6-2 decision. Bradley was the third-place finisher out of District 1.
Huang will continue her trek through the PIAA bracket on Saturday at 10:30 am with a semifinal matchup with Amelia Honer of Council Rock North. For a look at the Class AAA singles bracket, click here.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team fell to Conestoga on Saturday in the PIAA semifinals by a 3-1 decision in Hershey, PA. The Lady Tigers, who won the state title a season ago for a fifth time, were edged by the District 1 runners-up. NA’s lone win in the semifinal contest was provided at No.1 singles courtesy of senior Ashley Huang, who claimed a 6-2, 6-1 win.
North Allegheny ends the 2018 season with a 16-3-1 record and a sixth straight WPIAL championship. Congratulations to head coach Michelle Weniger and the Lady Tigers for a fantastic season.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team continued its quest for a second straight state title with a 3-2 victory over W.C. Henderson on Friday afternoon in the PIAA quarterfinals.
The Tigers advanced to the semifinals with a pair of wins in singles play by Ashley Huang and Ella Sinciline. Huang earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles and Sinciline prevailed 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. In doubles play, the No. 1 duo of Claire Shao and Riya Yadav delivered a 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 triumph.
North Allegheny will face the runner-up from District 1, Conestoga, in the PIAA semifinals on Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. The winner will advance to the PIAA finals at 5:30 p.m.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team captured an astonishing sixth straight WPIAL Class AAA championship on Thursday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over Shady Side Academy. What makes this crown most impressive is that NA did it after three potential returning starters did not come back for the 2018 season. Head coach Michelle Weniger retooled and the Lady Tigers displayed great resolve to extend North Allegheny’s streak of WPIAL titles.
Senior captain and Cornell University commit Ashley Huang set the tone and earned an important win at No. 1 singles with a 7-5, 6-1 decision over Shady Side’s Elle Santora. Sophomore Jenny Zhu provided a 6-4, 6-0 sweep of Arianna Goitz at No. 3 singles. In double play, juniors Shria Moturi and Ashley Chung delivered a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Renee Long and Avery Guyoux to ensure the WPIAL crown for the Tigers.
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.
North Allegheny improves to 14-2-1 on the season and advances to the PIAA tournament next week.
Girls Tennis Summary vs. Shady Side Aacademy, 10-18-18
|Match Summary||NORTH ALLEGHENY - 3|
SHADY SIDE ACADEMY - 2
|#1||Ashley Huang (NA) def. Elle Santora (SSA)||7-5, 6-1|
|#2||Aya Youssef (SSA) def. Ella Sinciline (NA)||6-2, 6-4|
|#3||Jenny Zhu (NA) def. Ariana Goitz (SSA)||6-4, 6-0|
|#1||Isha Reddy/Paige Golden (SSA) def. Claire Shao/Riya Yadav (NA)||6-3, 2-6, 6-2|
|#2||Shria Moturi/Ashley Chung (NA) def. Renee Long/Avery Guyouox (SSA)||6-4, 7-5|