NA Picks Up Section Win Over Pine-Richland

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team continued team competition for the first time in two weeks and turned in a winning performance with a 4-1 triumph over Pine-Richland.

Coming off a third-place finish at the WPIAL Class individual singles tournament, junior Sara Fernandez rolled to a 6-0, 6-1, win against Kendall Kirkland at No. 1 singles. Senior Emily Wincko topped her opponent at No. 2 singles, Lily Hynds, by a 6-2, 6-3 decision. Senior Abbey Swirsding completed the sweep in singles play by defeating Rachel Smith, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

Similar to the singles dominance by NA, the No. 2 doubles tandem of Rebecca Murphy and Tia Soussou earned a 6-0, 6-0, whitewash of Kaitlyn Speidelsbach and Deeya Nayyar.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 9-2 overall and 6-0 in the section. The Tigers will host Butler on Tuesday in another section contest.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 9-26-22

Match Summary
#1Sara Fernandez (NA) def. Kendall Kirkland (PR)6-0, 6-1
#2Emily Wincko (NA) def. Lily Hynds (PR)6-2, 6-3
#3Abbey Swirsding (NA) def. Rachel Smith (PR)6-1, 6-0
#1Samy Ravichandran/Kiana Strahotin (PR) def. Reagan Dougherty/Eileen Hu (NA)7-6 (7-3), 7-5
#2Rebecca Murphy/Tia Soussou (NA) def. Kaitlyn Speidelsbach/Deeya Nayyar (PR)6-0, 6-0