Tigers Fall Just Short To Blue Devils In WPIAL Championship

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Appearing in the WPIAL Class AAA championship for the first time since beating Shady Side Academy in 2018, the North Allegheny girls’ tennis fell just short of capturing another District 7 title on Thursday afternoon with a 4-1 loss to Mt. Lebanon.

Facing the Blue Devils at the Janet L. Swanson Tennis Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College, the Tigers fought valiantly and picked up their only win at No. 2 singles. Senior captain Emily Wincko collected a 6-3, 6-1, triumph over Jessie Wang. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough as the Blue Devils went on to win their 14th WPIAL title and first in 31 years.

North Allegheny falls to 14-3 on the season. As the WPIAL runners-up, the Tigers advance to the PIAA team tournament, which begins next week.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Mt. Lebanon, 10-20-22

Match Summary
MT. LEBANON - 4
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 1
 
SINGLES
#1Sophia Cunningham (ML) def. Sara Fernandez (NA)6-4, 4-6, 6-2
#2Emily Wincko (NA) def. Jessie Yang (ML)6-3, 6-1
#3Jackie Tang (ML) def. Abbey Swirsding (NA)6-3, 6-0
DOUBLES
#1Michelle Yang/Carly Grant (ML) def. Reagan Dougherty/Eileen Hu (NA)6-1, 6-2
#2Sylvie Eriksen/Ana Clara Oliveira (ML) def. Tia Soussou/Rebecca Murphy (NA)6-2, 6-0