Sircar Wins Section 2 Championship After All-NA Final

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At Thursday’s Section 2-AAA Singles Tournament, both freshman Advaita Sircar and sophomore Evan Kaufman won their semifinal matches to set up an All-NA Final.  Seeded No. 1 overall, Sircar advanced with ease, 6-0, 6-0 over Seneca Valley’s number No. 1 singles player. Second seeded Kaufman had a bit more trouble facing off against a talented Josh Kim from North Hills. The two traded shots for almost three hours before Kaufman finally prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

That set the stage for the two Tigers to square off against each other in the Section 2 final. Kaufman blasted some shots early to take the first game, but in the end, his marathon semi-final proved to be too much. Sircar pounced at the opportunity to reel off eight of the next nine games and eventually the match, 6-1, 2-1 retired. The freshman phenom is the Section 2 Champion and will undoubtedly receive a high seed at the WPIAL Tournament.

Both Tigers will advance to next week’s WPIAL Championship set to begin on Tuesday at Bethel Park.

Tournament Summary

#1 Advaita Sircar (NA) def. Michael de Vyver (SV) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Evan Kaufman (NA) def. Josh Kim (NH) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

#1 Advaita Sircar (NA) def. #2 Evan Kaufman (NA) 6-1, 2-1 retired