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Lady Tigers duo makes it to 3A finals

Hollidaysburg’s Gretta Rhodes and Ella Jodon will play for the District 6 Class 3A doubles tennis championship on Saturday morning.

Rhodes and Jodon, the No. 3 seed, beat three teams on Thursday on the Herb Faris courts at Mansion Park to advance to the finals to face the No. 1 seed and defending champion, Quiana Guo and Catelyn Janac of State College.

The finals will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mansion Park.

Rhodes, a sophomore, and Jodon, a junior, beat Central Mountain’s Kati Kwiatek and Ella Talbot, 6-0, 6-2; Mifflin County’s Jalynn Yoder and Isabella Wagner, 6-0, 6-0, and State College’s Surthi Ramesh and Marissa Xu, 6-2, 6-2.

FIRST ROUND

Emma Skelley-Mya Crownover (Altoona) def. Allyson McCann-Emma Campbell (Williamsport) 6-2, 6-0; Carolina Carpenetti-Olivia Anastos (Central Mountain) def. Anne Norris-Kelly Sprenkel (Shikellamy) 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Gallagher-Regan McKee (Hollidaysburg) def. Olivia Kahley-Sydney Kyle (Mifflin County) 6-1, 6-0. Jalynn Yoder-Isabella Wagner (Mifflin County) def. Melanie Minnier-Kiersten Strohecker (Shikellamy) 6-1, 0-6, 11-9.

Gretta Rhodes-Ella Jodon (Hollidaysburg) def. Kati Kwiatek-Ella Talbot (Central Mountain) 6-0, 6-2. Surthi Ramesh-Marissa Xu (State College) def. Mary Catherine Hillman-Breanna Chicas (Williamsport) 6-0, 6-0.

QUARTERFINALS

Catelyn Janac-Quiana Guo, State College, def. Skelley-Crownover 6-3, 6-0. Carpenetti-Anastos def. Gallagher-McKee 7-6, 6-1. Jodon-Rhodes def. Yoder-Wagner 6-0, 6-0. Xu-Ramesh def. Isabella Frank-Eve Hogan, Altoona, 6-4, 6-3.

SEMIFINALS

Janac-Guo def. Carpenetti-Anastos 6-2, 6-2. Jodon-Rhodes def. Xu-Ramesh 6-2, 6-2.

CC duo top-seeded

Central Cambria’s team of Olivia Ratchford and Corinne Markovich is seeded No. 1 for today’s District 6 Class 2A Doubles Tournament on the Herb Faris courts at Mansion Park.

Ratchford is a three-time District 6 doubles champion.

The tournament will run through the semifinals today with the final slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at Mansion Park.

Westmont Hilltop’s Sam Cavrak and Madison Podrebarac are seeded No. 2, followed by Tyrone’s Victoria Reese and Rachel Stricek and Bishop Guilfoyle’s Erin Talko and Julia Runk.

FIRST ROUND

Olivia Ratchford-Corinne Markovich (Central Cambria), bye. Tomi May-Ellen Kennedy (Central) vs. Gracie Ray-Neveah Rivera (Forest Hills). Erin Talko-Julia Runk (Bishop Guilfoyle) vs. Lydia Irvin-Ashlee Walk (Tyrone). Melanie Gerko-Madison Sivi (Richland) vs. Olivia Berish-Beth Buettner (Westmont).

Andie McCullough-Ella Persio (Central Cambria) vs. Miranda Madden-Ariadne Madden (Central). Madison Hooper-Marissa Hooper (Bishop Guilfoyle) vs. Rachel Stricek-Victoria Reese (Tyrone). Macie Poborski-Elizabeth Dobbins (Forest Hills) vs. Carys Appel-Emma Learn (Richland). Sam Cavrak-Madison Podrebarac (Wesmont) bye.

Central now 6-6

MARTINSBURG — Central fell to 6-6 with a 7-0 loss to Clearfield.

SINGLES: 1, Ky. Van Tassel, CL, def. May, 6-2, 6-3; 2, Kerlin, CL, def. E. Kennedy, 6-0, 6-2; 3, Gaines, CL, def. M. Madden, 6-1, 6-1; 4, Reese, CL, def. A. Madden, 6-0, 6-1; 5, Ki. Van Tassel, CL, def. M. Kennedy, 1-6, 6-4, 10-8.

DOUBLES: 1, Reese-Ki. Van Tassel, CL, def. Smith-James, 8-4; 2, Luzier-Olson, CL, def. Cole-Renner, 8-2.

Records: Clearfield (10-1); Central (6-6).

Elsewhere

n Bedford improved to 9-3 with a 3-2 win over Chestnut Ridge.

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