Tigers Stay Unbeaten With Win At USC, 3-2

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The North Allegheny girls’ tennis team continued their winning ways on Tuesday afternoon with a tough non-section at Upper St. Clair, 3-2.

Just two years removed from winning a WPIAL crown, the Panthers scratched out a pair of wins in doubles play but the Tigers were able to secure the victory by virtue of their success in singles action. At No. 1 singles, senior Laeticia Wessel cruised to a 6-0, 6-0, triumph over Catalina Ramirez. Sophomore Audrey Zheng earned a 6-3, 6-3, victory over Maya Hamade at No. 2 singles. Despite dropping set one, senior Tia Soussou showed great resiliency with by taking the next two sets against Isabella Zheng. Soussou won the critical No. 3 singles matchup with wins of 6-1 and 10-7 in the final two sets.

With the win, North Allegheny remains undefeated with a 4-0 overall record. The Tigers will return to section play on Wednesday with a visit to Shaler at 3:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 8-29-23

Match Summary
#1Laeticia Wessel (NA) def. Catalina Ramirez (USC)6-0, 6-0
#2Audrey Zheng (NA) def. Maya Hamade (USC)6-3, 6-3
#3Tia Soussou (NA) def. Isabella Zheng (USC)4-6, 6-1, 10-7
#1Reilly Caslin/Anna Engelman (USC) def. Siya Jain/Rebecca Murphy (NA)7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 10-3
#2Hannah Del/Leela Kulkarni (USC) def. Kaitlyn Zeman/Cynthia Li (NA)7-6 (7-5), 6-3