Cathedral Prep’s doubles team of Alex Brzozowski and Mario Nicolia advances to the PIAA Class AAA semifinals with their second three-set win of the day. They beat Shady Side Academy’s Alok Nimgaonkar and Chris Grubbs 6-2, 6-7(7), 6-3.
Prep’s duo will face Radnor seniors Antoine Martin and Massimo Boni in the semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m. The Radnor duo has coasted into the semifinals by scores of 6-2, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-4.
Saturday’s Class AAA final is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Remember, Mario Nicolia was a Class AAA doubles runner-up in 2011 with former teammate Chad Walbridge.
Warren’s superb tennis season comes to a close. The doubles team of Thomas Pellegrino and Matt Sandberg loses to Winchester Thurston juniors Tym Hoban and Alex Kietz in the quarterfinals 7-6(4), 6-3.
Still a great year for the Dragons, who reached the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AA team, singles and doubles tournaments after winning D-10 titles.
Warren junior Shane Burns ran into a tough time in his Class AA singles quarterfinal match. He lost to South Williamsport senior Maria Cioffi 6-2, 6-1. She advances to semifinals.
Cathedral Prep’s Alex Brzozowski and Mario Nicolia advance to the PIAA Class AAA tennis quarterfinals with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Delaware Valley’s Andrew Neidig and Joe Hunt. Prep’s duo will play Shady Side Academy’s Alok Nimgaonkar and Chris Grubbs in the 5 p.m. quarterfinals. The Shady Side pair rallied to win 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-3. Nimgaonkar was a top-notch singles player this season.
Cathedral Prep junior Nicholas Ward advanced to the Class AAA singles quarterfinals this afternoon with a 6-1, 6-0 win over District 2 champion Nathan Engh of Abington Heights.
Ward will face District 1 third-place finisher Michael Furr of Unionville at 5 p.m. Furr beat Butler’s Will Nesbitt 6-1, 6-3.
Cathedral Prep’s Nicholas Ward was scheduled to play in the Class AAA singles first round at noon, but his match results are not yet available. Prep’s Alex Brzozowski and Mario Nicolia were scheduled to open in AAA doubles at 1:30 p.m.
We’ll report those results when they become available.
Warren’s Thomas Pellegrino and Matt Sandberg win easily in the Class AA doubles first round, beating Somerset senior twins Jared Harshbarger and Justin Harshbarger 6-0, 6-1.
The Warren pair will face Winchester Thurston juniors Tym Hoban and Alex Kietz in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. Warren eliminated Winchester Thurston 3-2 in the PIAA team tournament’s first round recently.
Hoban and Kietz won 6-2, 6-1 in today’s first round.
Warren junior Shane Burns advanced in the PIAA Class AA singles tournament this morning in Hershey with a 6-4, 6-2 win over District 1 champion Tyler Clites of Hope for Hyndman.
Burns will play South Williamsport senior Maria Cioffi in the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. She is the District 4 boys tennis champion, and she is reported to have a very strong serve. Cioffi won her opening match 6-2, 6-4 this morning.