Name: Mariah Turiano
Athlete of the week achievement: Turiano won the District 6 Class AAA singles championship against Altoona's Ashli Livermore, 6-2, 6-3.
Season update: Turiano is 10-1 in singles action on the season, including a 3-1 mark over her title match opponent, Livermore.
Coach Brian Denis's quote: "It's been a pleasure watching her grow as a tennis player from a fifth grader in my tennis camp to a district champion. She has worked extremely hard every step of the way."
Favorite teacher: Miss Brenneman
Favorite subject: Biology
Favorite movie: "Inception"
Favorite food: turkey and mashed potatoes
Favorite song: "Without You" David Guetta featuring Usher
Outside interests: Running, USTA Tournaments, traveling, spending time with family and friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Chris Evert
Best athlete I ever played with: Mount Lebanon's Claire Healy
Best athlete I ever competed against: Ashli Livermore
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Brian Denis and his wife, Amanda, Matt Stopp, Ed Bettwy, my grandparents Frank and Mary Ann Fedeli
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning District 6 doubles last year and District 6 singles this year
How I got my start in tennis: By going to clinics at the Summit Tennis & Athletic Club and Pro Care Health Systems
Future goal: Win team districts and to do well at states