NA Tops Pine-Richland For Trip To WPIAL Finals

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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
#1Anna Li (NA) def. Arushi Bandi (PR)6-5, 6-3
#2Tina Li (NA) def. Claire Casanova (PR)6-2, 6-1
#3Ashley Huang (NA) def. Alice Qian (PR)6-2, 6-0
#1Alyssa Sarver/Young Kim (PR) def. Rebekah Rest/Jenna Kolano (NA)7-5, 6-4
#2Riya Yadav/Katherine Ambrose (NA) def. Sara Shriber/Rita Lakhassassi (PR)3-6, 6-2, 6-2