NA Doubles Participate in WPIAL Tournament

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At Tuesday’s WPIAL doubles championship, both of NA’s regular doubles teams played some high-level tennis against some of the best players in the area. In the first round, the fourth-seeded team of junior Srivatsav Thirumala and freshman Shivum Telang fell behind early but battled back hard against the strong Peters Township team of Avi Sharma and Kritin Sharma. Ultimately, the NA duo fell, 10-5. Meanwhile, the brother-brother combination of senior Adithya Ramadas Guptha and sophomore Adhav Ramadas, seeded eighth, took on Shady Side Academy’s Sid Chaudhry and Robert Bartolacci. The brothers jumped to an early 5-2 lead and held on for a 10-5 victory.

In the quarterfinals, Ramadas Guptha and Ramadas had to go up against the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed and half of last year’s championship doubles team in Zidaan Hassan and Logan Memije. The brothers were not intimidated and came out swinging. Having staked themselves to a 5-2 lead, the tournament was put on upset watch. However, it was not meant to be as the Gateway pair rallied for a 10-6 win to eliminate NA’s No. 2 team.

Next up, the team closes out the regular season with a trip south to Bethel Park on Thursday. Match time is set at 3:30.

Tournament Summary

First Round
#13 Avi Sharma/Kritin Sharma (PT) def. #4 Srivatsav Thirumala/Shivum Telang (NA) 10-5
#8 Adithya Ramadas Guptha/Adhav Ramadas (NA) #9 Sid Chaudhry/Robert Bartolacci (SSA) 10-5

#1 Zidaan Hassan/Logan Memije (G) def. #8 Adithya Ramadas Guptha/Adhav Ramadas (NA) 10-6