Reigning PIAA Champs Triumph Over Mt. Lebo In Season Opener

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The reigning two-time state champion North Allegheny girls’ tennis team opened the 2015 season on Wednesday afternoon with a victory over the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils. Like NA did in the PIAA semifinals last year, the Lady Tigers sidestepped the Blue Devils for a 4-1 win.

Picking up where they left off last season, junior sisters Anna and Tina Li earned singles victories on straight sets. Freshman Ashley Huang made her varsity debut with a win over Morgan Happe, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles play, seniors Tristyn Maalouf and Elena Kolano topped Golda Gershanok and Katherine Izzo, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.

North Allegheny starts the season with a 1-0 record and will visit Shady Side Academy in another non-section contest this afternoon. Start time is slated for 3:30 pm.

Girls Tennis Summary 8-26-15 vs. Mt. Lebanon

Match Summary
#1Anna Li (NA) def. Kristin Riley (ML)6-2, 6-1
#2Tina Li (NA) def. Skylar Morgan (ML)6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
#3Ashley Huang (NA) def. Morgan Happe (ML)6-7, 6-1, 6-0
#1Tristyn Maalouf/Elena Kolano (NA) def. Golda Gershanock/Katherine Izzo (ML)2-6, 7-5, 6-2
#2Brooke Warshaw/Casey Gannon (ML) def. Julie Choe/Jenna Kolano (NA) 6-4, 6-3