Win puts Hollidaysburg in finals opposite State College
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg’s season-long dominance continued Tuesday as the Lady Tigers rolled to a 5-0 sweep of DuBois in the District 6 Class 3A semifinals in high school tennis action.
Jenee Delerme, Payton Ruggery and Paige Jodon all won in two sets for Hollidaysburg, which did not allow more than three set points in any of its matches.
Both doubles teams also had good showings as Alycia Auerbeck and Samantha Betar won, 6-3, 6-1, while Abigail Goodman and Jenna Sheetz pulled out a 6-4, 6-2 victory.
Hollidaysburg (18-1) is at State College today, where it will attempt to win its ninth district title in the last decade. The Little Lions beat Altoona in the other semifinal.
SINGLES: 1, Delerme, H, def. Strouse, 6-1, 6-3; 2, Ruggery, H, def. Heberling, 6-0, 6-2; 3, Jodon, H, def. Zartman, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1, Auerbeck-Betar, H, def. Coffey-Volpe, 6-3, 6-1; 2, Goodman-Sheetz, H, def. J. Askey-G. Askey, 6-4, 6-2.
Records: Hollidaysburg (18-1); DuBois (12-5).
STATE COLLEGE — State College advanced to the finals of the District 6 3A team championships, thanks to a 5-0 win over Altoona.
The Lady Lions, who lost all three singles matches and both doubles events, fell to 8-5.
State will play host to Hollidaysburg in the finals at 4 p.m. today
SINGLES: 1, Vanden, SC, def. Rinker, 6-2, 6-2; 2, Janac, SC, def. Skelley, 6-1, 6-1; 3, Dodoo, SC, def. Hogan, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1, Xu, SC, def. Wilson-Frank, 6-3, 6-4; 2, Zhang-Ramesh, SC, def. Whiting-Hollingsworth, 6-4, 6-2.
Records: Altoona (8-5).
BG knocks off Dragons
MARTINSBURG — Erin Talko, Sarah Manna and Victoria McElheny each won singles matches to help Bishop Guilfoyle get the win and advance when the Lady Marauders defeated Central, 3-2, in the District 6 Class 2A team quarterfinals.
Talko defeated Central’s Kierra Mountain, 6-4, 6-2, while Manna came back after a first-set defeat to win over Lindsey Kensinger, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. McElheny defeated Aleah Trueman after a tiebreaker in the second set, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
In doubles action, Central’s Allison Brooks and Michaela Brown topped Marrisa and Madison Hooper, 8-4, and Neeley Ayers and Tomi May won over Reese Jones and Julie Runk, 8-2.
Bishop Guilfoyle is at top-seeded Central Cambria today in the semifinals. The winner gets the winner of Tyrone-Westmont Hilltop. BG-Central Cambria begins at 4 p.m., while Tyrone at Westmont begins at 3 p.m.
SINGLES: 1, Talko, BG, def. Mountain, 6-4, 6-2; 2, Manna, BG. def. Kensinger, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; 3, McElhemy, BG, def. Trueman, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
DOUBLES: 1, Brooks-Brown, C, def. Mar. Hooper-Mad. Hooper, 8-4; 2, Ayers-May, C, def. Jones-Runk, 8-2.
Records: Bishop Guilfoyle (10-10); Central (6-7).
Bedford duo wins
BEDFORD — Bedford senior Lindsay Shuke and freshman Josie Shuke won the District 5 girls tennis doubles championship Tuesday, pulling out a 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 win in the finals over Somerset’s Kendra Sines and Abby Roseman.
“We were actually very surprised at how well they played, they’ve never played together before last week,” Bedford coach Deb Rose said.
“Lindsay had a fantastic day. She was dominant in her serving and net game play, and Josie just ran everything down, and we’re thrilled because it is not something we were expecting, and now we get to go on to states. This is something that they’ll have memories of to share for the rest of their lives.”
The Shukes began their day by defeating Madison Trent and Annalina Brandt of Shanksville-Stonycreek, 10-1, before moving on to the semifinals, where the pair pulled out a victory over Somerset’s other team of Kylie Walker and Emily Abramowich, 10-6.
Also competing in the tournament were Chestnut Ridge’s Hannah Smith and Ashley Barnes, who fell in the quarterfinal round, 10-7.
QUARTERFINALS: Sines-Roseman, So, def. Lybarger-Wojick, W, 10-1; Weaver-Lehman, SH, def. Smith-Barnes, 10-7; Walker-Abramowich, SO, def. Hanley-Dogstino, 10-6; L.Shuke-J. Shuke, B, def. Trent-Brandt, 10-1.
SEMEFINALS: Sines-Roseman, SO, def. Weaver-Lehman, 10-7; L. Shuke-J. Shuke, B, def. Walker-Abramowich, 10-6.
CHAMPIONSHIP: L. Shuke-J. Shuke, B, def. Sines-Roseman, 6-3, 5-7, 6-0.