NA Tops Pine-Richland For Trip To WPIAL Finals
The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team punched its ticket to a fourth consecutive WPIAL Championship match appearance with a 4-1 win over the Pine-Richland Rams on Monday afternoon in the WPIAL semifinals. It was the second time this season the Lady Tigers defeated their section rival.
In singles play, Anna Li earned a hard-fought 6-5, 6-3, victory over Arushi Bandi in No. 1 singles. Senior Tina Li picked up a 6-2, 6-1, triumph over Claire Casanova and sophomore Ashley Huang cruised to a 6-2, 6-0, win over Alice Qian at No. 3 singles.
In doubles play, Riya Yadav and Katherine Ambrose checked in with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, victory over Sara Shriber and Rita Lakhassassi. Pine-Richland claimed its only win at No. 1 doubles courtesy of Alyssa Sarver and Young Kim.
North Allegheny jumps to 19-0 overall on the season and will face the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils in the WPIAL Championship on Wednesday afternoon at Sewickley Academy at 3:30. The Lady Tigers defeated Mt. Lebanon in an early season matchup on August 25 by a 5-0 decision.
Girls Tennis Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 10-4-16
|Match Summary||NORTH ALLEGHENY - 4|
PINE-RICHLAND - 1
|#1||Anna Li (NA) def. Arushi Bandi (PR)||6-5, 6-3|
|#2||Tina Li (NA) def. Claire Casanova (PR)||6-2, 6-1|
|#3||Ashley Huang (NA) def. Alice Qian (PR)||6-2, 6-0|
|#1||Alyssa Sarver/Young Kim (PR) def. Rebekah Rest/Jenna Kolano (NA)||7-5, 6-4|
|#2||Riya Yadav/Katherine Ambrose (NA) def. Sara Shriber/Rita Lakhassassi (PR)||3-6, 6-2, 6-2|