Tigers Stay Unbeaten With Win At USC, 3-2
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||NORTH ALLEGHENY - 3|
UPPER ST. CLAIR - 2
|#1||Laeticia Wessel (NA) def. Catalina Ramirez (USC)||6-0, 6-0|
|#2||Audrey Zheng (NA) def. Maya Hamade (USC)||6-3, 6-3|
|#3||Tia Soussou (NA) def. Isabella Zheng (USC)||4-6, 6-1, 10-7|
|#1||Reilly Caslin/Anna Engelman (USC) def. Siya Jain/Rebecca Murphy (NA)||7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 10-3|
|#2||Hannah Del/Leela Kulkarni (USC) def. Kaitlyn Zeman/Cynthia Li (NA)||7-6 (7-5), 6-3|