Lady Tigers Scratch Past Panthers To Remain Perfect On Season

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by Drew Karpen

In its closest match of the season, the North Allegheny girls tennis team remained undefeated with a 3-2 win at home on Wednesday afternoon against Upper St. Clair.

Freshman Ava Catanzarite continued to dazzle at No. 1 singles, defeating Marla Schiftman 6-0, 6-2.

Junior co-captain Ashley Huang was just as impressive at No. 2 singles, giving the Tigers a 2-0 advantage with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Anna Rush.

Upper St. Clair won its matches at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles, but the duo of senior captain Katherine Ambrose and junior Riya Yadav sealed the match for the Tigers with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Bella Goldmen and Neha Patel in No. 2 doubles.

Up next, North Allegheny will take its perfect 8-0 record on the road at Hampton on Thursday in a Section 2-AAA tilt.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 9-6-17

Match Summary
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 3
UPPER ST. CLAIR - 2
 
SINGLES
#1Ava Catanzarite (NA) def. Marla Schiftman (USC)6-0, 6-2
#2Ashley Huang (NA) def. Anna Rush (USC)6-0, 6-1
#3Fallon Winseck (USC) def. Ella Sinciline (NA)6-3, 6-0
DOUBLES
#1Gia Winseck/Danni Gibbons (USC) def. Carolyn Tsung/Claire Shao (NA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
#2Katherine Ambrose/Riya Yadav def. Bella Goldmen/ Neha Patel (USC)6-3, 6-4