NEW CASTLE —
Neshannock missed out on sending its doubles teams to the WPIAL tournament.
The tandems of Alex Huffman/Anna Warvell and Gabby Giangiuli/Maria Acosta dropped their quarterfinal matches at the Section 2-AA Girls Doubles Tennis Tournament at Pearson Park, coming up short in their bid for a spot in the WPIAL tournament at Keystone Oaks next week.
“I thought both teams competed very well,” Neshannock coach Chuck Dess said. “Both matches were 10-8. The match could have easily swung our way. I was extremely proud of the girls. It gives us a few more matches under our belt before closing out the season and heading into the playoffs.”
Huffman/Warvell entered the 14-team tournament seeded fourth and defeated a team from Beaver Falls 10-1 in the round of 16. The Lady Lancers duo were defeated by a Riverside tandem 10-8 in the quarterfinals.
Giangiuli/Acosta were ranked seventh to open the tourney and beat a Riverside team 10-2 in the round of 16 before falling to the second-seeded Blackhawk tandem 10-8 in the quarterfinals.
New Castle loses
The Red Hurricane dropped a 208-215 decision to Hopewell on the front nine of Shadow Lakes.
Nick Malizia shot an even-par 36 to lead the ‘Canes (3-7), while Tyler Williams posted a 44.
Kyle Smith, Ryan Dugan and Gino Quahliero each carded a 45 for New Castle.
Kyler Lum recorded two goals and assisted on another as the Lady ‘Hounds cruised to a 9-1 victory over West Middlesex in District 10, Region 1-A action.
Leann Wynder and Anna Hartwell had a goal and an assist, while Rachael Huff, Alison Mayes, Savanah Gerstnecker, Mackenzie Smith and Madison Huff also scored for Wilmington (4-0, 5-3-1).
Bella Sturm, Rachael Huff, Linger Williams and Allyson Krupa were credited with assists.
Goalie Ally Hahn turned away one shot.
The Lady Scotties fell to 2-5 in Section 3-A and 3-7 overall with a 25-22, 18-25, 25-13, 25-16 loss to Beaver County Christian.
Tyanna Harris handed out 11 assists and Christina Noble provided 10 digs for Union. Morgan Miller added three aces and seven kills and Dacia Neely added eight digs.
Union won the JV match 25-22, 25-12.