Tigers Edged By Foxes In WPIAL Quarterfinals, 3-2

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis fell in a heartbreaker on Thursday afternoon, 3-2, to the Fox Chapel Foxes in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals.

After NA victories at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles, the decisive point came down to the No. 3 singles matchup between senior captain Claire Zheng and Fox Chapel’s Katie Voigt. Despite a valiant effort from Zheng, Voigt prevailed in a third set tiebreaker to send the Foxes to the WPIAL semifinals next week. Voigt won by set scores of 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1).

Another three-set thriller occurred at No. 2 doubles where NA’s Tia Soussou and Eileen Hu earned an exciting 4-6, 6-5, 7-5 victory. At No. 2 singles, junior Abbey Swirsding delivered a 6-2, 6-2, win for the Tigers over Sienna Siegel.

North Allegheny’s season comes to a close with an overall record of 11-3. The Tigers garnered another section crown in 2021 and rolled to an 11-match winning streak along the way. Congratulations to head coach Michelle Weniger and the entire North Allegheny girls’ tennis team for a memorable season.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Fox Chapel, 10-14-21

Match Summary
#1Carissa Shepard (FC) def. Emily Wincko (NA)6-4, 6-1
#2Abbey Swirsding (NA) def. Sienna Siegel (FC)6-2, 6-2
#3Katie Voigt (FC) def. Claire Zheng (NA)2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
#1Bridget Kilmer/Anna Ferris (FC) def. Siya Jain/Rebecca Murphy (NA)6-1, 6-1
#2Tia Soussou/Eileen Hu (NA) def. Sophie Carvelli/Diya Reddy (FC)4-6, 6-4, 7-5