2017-2018 Game Summaries
Junior Ashley Huang has enjoyed her time in Hershey the past two weeks. A week after winning gold in the team championship with North Allegheny, Huang delivered in the individual championship to win her first PIAA title.
In the championship, Huang defeated Eliza Askarova of George Washington, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
In order to get to the championship match, Huang had to go through the defending champion from Norwin, Maria Santilli, in the semifinals. Santilli came into the state tournament as the WPIAL champion and Huang entered the field as the No. 3 seed from the WPIAL, but that didn’t matter on Saturday. Huang defeated Santilli 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Huang won her first two round matches on Friday without problem, winning in straight sets both times.
For a complete look at the bracket, click on the link below.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team once again reigns supreme as the Lady Tigers defeated District 1 champion Harritown, 4-1, in the PIAA Class AAA championship. The Tigers laid claim to their fourth state title in the last five seasons.
North Allegheny swept singles play with victories by Ava Catanzarite (6-1, 6-4), Ashley Huang (6-2, 6-2) and Rebekah Rest (7-6, 6-4). The Tigers also picked up win in No. 2 doubles courtesy of Katherine Ambrose and Riya Yadav (6-2, 6-1).
Earlier in the day, North Allegheny earned a 3-0 triumph over Mt. Lebanon in the semifinal round. Catanzarite (6-0, 6-0), Huang (6-1, 6-0) and Rest (6-0, 6-3) clinched the win with their dominance in singles play.
The Lady Tigers conclude the season with a perfect 23-0 record, a WPIAL championship and a PIAA title. Congratulations to Coach Michelle Weniger and the North Allegheny girls’ tennis team for a terrific season.
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team advanced to the PIAA Class AAA semifinals with a 3-0 victory over District 1 runner-up Conestoga on Friday in Hershey, PA. The Tigers earned the victory on the strength of wins by Ava Catanzarite (6-0, 6-2) and Ashley Huang (6-1, 6-2) in singles play and the No. 2 doubles team (6-3, 6-1).
North Allegheny improves to 21-0 on the season and moves on to play the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils, the third-place finishers out of the WPIAL, in the state semifinals at 10:00 this morning. The PIAA title match will take place at 3:30 p.m.
The North Allegheny tandem of Carolyn Tsung and Claire Shao claimed third place at the Section 2-AAA doubles tournament this week. Tsung and Shao topped Amelia Haley and Emily Ivory of Mars in the third place consolation match by a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, to earn a spot in the WPIAL doubles tournament.
The tournament opened with a 10-3 victory for Tsung and Shao over Maddy and Lauren Lussier of Mars. The NA duo picked up a 10-3 win over Emma Patton and Marilia Sawaya of Moon in the quarterfinals before falling to the eventual section champs in the semifinals, Melissa Vizcardo and Alyssa Sarver of Pine-Richland. Tsung and Shao bounced back in the third place consolation match to qualify for the WPIAL tournament that begins on Thursday.
Also competing at the Section 2-AAA tournament was the North Allegheny combo of Katherine Ambrose and Riya Yadav. Ambrose and Yadav reached the quarterfinals before a narrow loss to Haley and Ivory of Mars. For a look at the entire Section 2-AAA bracket, click here.
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.