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Lady Tigers fall short in District 6 title tilt

STATE COLLEGE — State College swept Hollidaysburg, 3-0, in the matches that were completed in Wednesday’s District 6 Class 3A high school girls tennis championship.

Hollidaysburg’s Talia Delerme and Nina Meadows led in their match at No. 2 doubles, but that contest wasn’t completed when the Lady Little Lions clinched the match.

Kelly Steel and Madeline Miller won singles matches for State College, and the team of Emily Zhang and Allison Norloff won at No. 1 doubles.

“State College was the better team today. They played tremendously better today on their home court than when they played at Hollidaysburg a few weeks ago,” Hollidaysburg coach Brian Denis said. “Gaining that No. 1 seed and playing where you are comfortable really turned out to be crucial today. We can’t let this loss take away from what an outstanding year we had though.

“Two years ago, we lost every single one of our top nine players and here we are a short time later back on the big stage competing for a district title. District championships are so hard to come by because you have to be better than both Altoona and State College in the same year, and they always have tremendous big school programs. We have a really nice core coming back so hopefully today will inspire our returners to work extremely hard and come back and win it all next year.”

SINGLES: 1, Quianna Guo, SC, led Gretta Rhodes, H, 7-5, 3-2, suspended ; 2, Kelly Steel, SC, def. Ella Jodon, H, 6-1, 6-3; 3, Madeline Miller, SC, def. Regan McKee, H, 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES: 1, Emily Zhang-Allison Norloff, SC, def. Rachel Gallagher-Megan Ferris, H, 6-2, 6-2; 2, Talia Delerme-Nina Meadows, H, led Marissa Xu-Jordan Dye, SC, 7-5, 0-3, suspended.

Records: Hollidaysburg (16-2); State College (15-3).

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