Thanks for checking the Varsity blog and updates of the District 10 entrants in Friday’s early rounds of the PIAA girls singles and doubles tennis tournament. Action begins at 9 a.m. at Hershey Racquet Club.
The district’s participants are Maggie McLaughlin (Mercyhurst Prep) in Class AA singles; Brittany McBride and Katie Elia (Mercyhurst Prep) in Class AA doubles; Adrianna Jeffress (McDowell) in Class AAA singles; and Maggie Erven and Larissa Chen (McDowell) in Class AAA doubles.
The latest update will be printed below, with earlier posts in the previous entries section.
Class AAA singles: District 10′s girls tennis season comes to a close as McDowell sophomore Adrianna Jeffress loses 6-2, 6-1 to Plum’s Ronit Yurovsky in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals in Hershey. None of the area qualifiers advanced to Saturday’s semifinals.
Class AA singles: Four-time District 10 Class AA champion Maggie McLaughlin’s high school career comes to a close in a three-set loss to Harriton’s Hannah Drayton. After losing the first set 6-2, McLaughlin won the second 6-4. However, Drayton pulled out a 6-4 win in the final set to eliminate McLaughlin. Both Mercyhurst Prep entrants have bowed out. McDowell’s Adrianna Jeffress is now District 10′s only hope.
Class AA doubles: Brittany McBride and Katie Elia got the attention of Harriton’s Rachel Benstock and Marni Blumenthal. The Lakers’ duo won the first set 6-4, but were swept 6-0, 6-0 in the ensuing two. Blumenthal is a returning PIAA AA doubles titlist.
Class AAA doubles: McDowell’s Maggie Erven and Larissa Chen were the first district entrants to be eliminated. Abington Heights seniors Courtney Ostrowski and Alexa Abdalla swept the Trojans 6-3, 6-3. Erven qualified for that portion of the state tournament with three different partners, including Jamie Keim in 2009 and Daraja Hill in 2010.
Class AAA singles: McDowell sophomore Adrianna Jeffress won her first-round rematch with Williamsport senior Taquoia Lee. Jeffress, who needed three sets to eliminate Lee in 2010, had an easier go this time with a 6-2, 6-1 sweep. She’ll face Plum’s Ronit Yurovsky, the defending state champion, in a 5 p.m. quarterfinal.
Class AA singles: Maggie McLaughlin advances to the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Maria Snyder of Northern Bedford County. McLaughlin is currently playing a rematch against Harriton’s Hannah Drayton, who beat McLaughlin in three sets in the PIAA team competition.
Class AA doubles: Mercyhurst Prep sophomores Brittany McBride and Katie Elia defeated Cheyenne Feathers and Jill Penatzer of Windber 6-2-6-2. The Lakers’ duo will face Harriton’s Rachel Benstock and Marni Blumenthal in the quarter. Blumenthal is a returning state champion.