Locals to compete at tennis championships

HERSHEY — Two singles players and one doubles team from the area will compete in the PIAA Tennis Championships at Hershey Racquet Club today.

Hollidaysburg Area senior Rami Alkhafaji, the two-time District 6 Class 3A singles champion, begins play against District 1 champ Sameer Gangoli of Great Valley at 11:30 a.m. The winner will play in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m.

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Ryne Talko, the District 6 Class 2A singles champ this season and when he was a freshman, plays District 7 runner-up Yash Maheshwari of Thomas Jefferson at 8:30 a.m. The quarterfinals are set for 3 p.m.

District 5 Class 2A doubles champion Caleb Beidle and Johnny Imgrund of Bedford will play District 3 runner-up Nicholas Balaci and Jack Fitzpatrick of Conrad Weiser at 10 a.m. with the quarterfinals at 3 p.m.

The semifinals and finals in all classes will be held Saturday.