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Talko to face Perow in final

D6 2A tennis

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Ryne Talko will go for his second District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship on Thursday.

Top-seeded Talko, who won the event as a freshman, will face second-seeded Bruce Perow of Huntingdon in Thursday’s noon final at Penn State Altoona.

On Tuesday, Talko defeated Juniata’s Max Lauver, 6-2, 6-0, in the quarterfinals and Central Cambria’s Dalton Baker, 6-0, 6-1, in the semifinals. Matches were held at Penn State Altoona and Gorilla House Gym.

Perow downed Bishop McCort’s Connor Coyle in the first round, 6-1, 6-3, Tyrone’s Caden Brooks in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-3, and Westmont Hilltop’s Miles Zitnay in the semifinals, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

The 3A tournament will be held today through the semifinals.

FIRST ROUND

Lauver, Juniata, def. Assad, Westmont Hilltop, 6-4, 6-1; Baker, Central Cambria, def. Irvin, Tyrone, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; Pelky, Huntingdon, def. Patrick, Richland, 6-2, 7-5; Hemond, Juniata, def. Bodenschatz, Richland, 6-4, 6-0; Zitnay, Westmont Hilltop, def. Brisko, Bishop McCort, 6-0, 6-0; Brooks, Tyrone, def. Swope, Central Cambria, 6-2, 6-3; Perow, Huntingdon, def. Coyle, Bishop McCort, 6-1, 6-3.

QUARTERFINALS

Talko, Bishop Guilfoyle, def. Lauver, 6-2, 6-0; Baker def. Pelky, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2; Zitnay def. Hemond, 6-4, 7-5; Perow def. Brooks, 6-2, 6-3.

SEMIFINALS

Talko def. Baker, 6-0, 6-1; Perow def. Zitnay, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

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