CC’s Ratchford moves into final

H.S. Tennis

Central Cambria sophomore Olivia Ratchford will play for the District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship on Thursday.

Ratchford, the No. 2 seed, won three matches on Tuesday at Penn State Altoona to advance to Thursday’s noon final at PSU Altoona against top-seeded Alyssa Kush of Westmont Hilltop.

Ratchford beat Forest Hills’ Macie Poborski in the second round, 6-0, 6-1, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Sara Manna in the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-0, and Tyrone’s Winnie Grot in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-1.

Kush beat Central Cambria’s Maria Farabaugh in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-0, after winning her earlier two matches by the same scores.

The District 6 3A tournament will be held today through the semifinals with the final set for noon Thursday at PSU Altoona.

FIRST ROUND

Ava McCracken, Tyrone, def. Liv Vlasek, Huntingdon, 7-5, 3-6, 10-7. Kierra Mountain, Central, def. Rorrie Miller, Johnstown, 6-0, 6-1. Paige Giebfried, Richland, def. Erika Seitz, Bishop McCort, 2-6, 6-0, 13-11. Macie Poborski, Forest Hills, def. Lindsey Kensinger, Central, 6-3, 6-4.

SECOND ROUND

Alyssa Kush, Westmont Hilltop, def. McCracken 6-0, 6-0. Hayley Sweeney, Richland, def. Gracie Ray, Forest Hills, 6-3, 6-1. Mountain def. Erin Talko, Bishop Guilfoyle, 6-1, 6-7, 10-7. Maria Farabaugh, Central Cambria, def. Elizabeth Sprinz, Bishop McCort, 6-0, 6-0. Lindsey Pullin, Westmont, def. Jenna Horner, Johnstown, 6-0, 6-0. Winnie Grot, Tyrone, def. Giebfried 6-2, 6-1. Sarah Manna, Bishop Guilfoyle, def. Caroline Sliver, Huntingdon, 6-0, 6-2. Olivia Ratchford, Central Cambria, def. Poborski 6-0, 6-1.

QUARTERFINALS

Kush def. Sweeney, 6-0, 6-0. Farabaugh def. Mountain, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. Grot def. Pullin, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6. Ratchford def. Manna, 6-0, 6-0.

SEMIFINALS

Kush def Farabaugh, 6-0, 6-0. Ratchford def. Grot, 6-2, 6-1.

Bedford loses

BEDFORD — Bedford fell to Somerset, 3-2.

Emily Ruhlman won at No. 1 singles for Bedford, and Josie Shuke won at No. 3 singles.

SINGLES: 1, Ruhlman, B, def. Sines, 6-0, 6-0; 2, Rosman, S, def. L. Shuke, 6-4, 6-3; 3, J. Shuke, B, def. Harris, 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES: 1, Abramowich-Walker, S, def. Rubenhagen-Poorbaugh, 6-3, 6-3; 2, Shepley-Younkin, S, def. White-Yarnall, 6-1, 6-0.

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