Tigers Down Panthers, Move To 12-0

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In a battle of the unbeatens, the boys’ tennis team downed South Hills rival Upper St. Clair, 4-1, to give the Panthers their first loss of the season. Freshman phenom Advaita Sircar was his usual dominant self, defeating his opponent at first singles, 6-0, 6-3 to get the Tigers on the board first. The brother-brother combination of senior Adithya Ramadas Guptha and sophomore Adhav Ramadas left no doubt in their match at second doubles, grabbing a 6-1, 6-2 victory. The decisive point of the match came off the racquet of Trey Davidson who prevailed over his third singles opponent, 6-1, 7-6 (4).

At first doubles, junior Sri Thirumala and freshman Shivum Telang survived a bit of a scare in the first set only to dominate the second and came away with a 7-5, 6-0 triumph. Sophomore Evan Kaufman battled valiantly, but dropped a close decision at second singles, 7-5, 2-6, 10-8.

Tomorrow the doubles teams will compete at the Section 2-AAA doubles tournament.

Match Summary – 04/15/24

North Allegheny 4, Upper St. Clair 1

#1 Advaita Sircar (NA) def. Ari Plutko (USC) 6-0, 6-3 
#2 Ronan Gibbons (USC) def. Evan Kaufman (NA) 7-5, 2-6, 10-8
#3 Trey Davidson (NA) def. Shawn Khurana (USC) 6-1, 7-6

#1 Srivatsav Thirumala/Shivum Telang (NA) def. Francisco Cutuli/Jhoran Laffin (USC) 7-5, 6-0
#2 Adithya Ramadas Guptha/Adhav Ramadas (NA) def. Sid Weissert/Saajin Laffin (USC) 6-1, 6-2