Hofmann, Voinov Finish as Section 2 Runners-Up

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Tigers’ seniors Richard Hofmann and Ivan Voinov reached the finals of the WPIAL AAA Tennis Section 2 Doubles Tournament and played the #1 seed, Hampton’s Ted Donegan and Ben Ringeisen.  The Tuesday afternoon contest on the NASH courts started with each team dominating a set. The Tigers took the first set 6-2 while the Talbots controlled the second by the same score. That set the stage for an exciting third stanza that saw multiple lead changes, breaks, and comebacks. Trailing 3-0, the Tigers stormed back and took a 4-3 lead off 3 consecutive service breaks. After several more breaks for each side fell through, the match was squared at 6-6 and headed to a tie break. Each team had match points, but it was Hampton that pulled through with a 7-6 (8-6) win in the third set.

Both teams qualify for the WPIAL AAA Tennis Doubles Championships which start Thursday afternoon. The venue will be the home of the Tigers, the NASH courts, starting at noon.