Sara Fernandez Wins WPIAL Bronze At Singles Tournament

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North Allegheny junior Sara Fernandez placed third at the WPIAL Class 3A singles tournament on Thursday, punching her ticket to the PIAA singles championship tournament in November.

In the third-place consolation match, Fernandez defeated Shady Side Academy’s Nichole Poltinnikov by a 6-3, 6-4, decision to win WPIAL bronze.

On Wednesday, third-seeded Fernandez opened the tournament with a 10-0 shutout over Fox Chapel’s Sienna Siegel and followed with a hard-fought 11-10(6) triumph against Mt. Lebanon’s Sophia Cunningham to reach the semifinals. Fernandez fell in the semis to Upper St. Clair’s Maggie Stief before bouncing back against Poltinnikov in the third-place consolation contest.

For a look at the WPIAL Class 3A singles bracket, click here.