Tigers Knockout Knights In WPIAL First Round, 5-0

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The reigning WPIAL Class AAA champions began their trek for a seventh straight title with a 5-0 sweep over Norwin on Thursday afternoon. The Tigers cruised to the WPIAL first round victory against the visiting Knights.

In convincing fashion, the NA singles players lost only a single point between three Tigers combined. Freshman Nora Catanzarite and junior Jenny Zhu breezed to 6-0, 6-0 wins in No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively. At No. 2 singles, senior Ella Sinciline delivered a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Trinity Miller.

In doubles play, the tandem of Claire Shao and Emily Wincko vanquished Sadie Cuturic and Samantha Stinner, 6-2, 6-0. At No. 2 doubles, Abbey Swirsding and Ashley Chung collected a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Isha Vyas and Jordan Napierkowski to complete the sweep.

North Allegheny leaps to 15-2 overall on the season and advances to the WPIAL quarterfinals on Monday to face the Latrobe Wildcats. Latrobe defeated Thomas Jefferson on Thursday, 5-0, in its first-round matchup.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Norwin, 10-10-19

Match Summary
#1Nora Catanzarite (NA) def. Ashley Pesarsick (NW)6-0, 6-0
#2Ella Sinciline (NA) def. Trinity Miller (NW) 6-1, 6-0
#3Jenny Zhu (NA) def. Sydney Pesarsick (NW)6-0, 6-0
#1Claire Shao/Emily Wincko (NA) def. Sadie Cuturic/Samantha Stinner (NW)6-2, 6-0
#2Abbey Swirsding/Ashley Chung (NA) def. Isha Vyas/Jordan Naperkowski (NW)6-1, 6-1