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St. Marys’ Hayes, Lion-Henry; Fairview’s Fox, McDowell’s Becker-Lowry Advance to PIAA Tennis Quarterfinals

ALTOONA, Pa. – There will be a pair of District 9 versus District 10 showdowns at the Westwood Raquet Club in Erie Wednesday.

That’s because St. Marys’ Samantha Hayes, and the Lillia Lion-Brooke Henry doubles team each won their first round match against the District 5 champions in the PIAA Class 2A state tennis tournament Monday.

Hayes topped Bedford’s Josie Shuke, 6-3 6-4, and Lion-Henry beat Chestnut Ridge’s Delana Kissel-Caylie Conlon, 6-4, 6-3 at the Summit Tennis & Athletic Club in Altoona.

Those victories moved St. Marys’ players into the quarterfinals where each will be matched up with the District 10 champions out of Villa Maria.

Hayes will take on Tara Thomas, while Lion-Henry square off with Anne Marie Prichard-Abby Consiglio. Both matches are set to begin at 1 p.m. The winners head to the semifinals at the Hershey Raquet Club Saturday.

Class 3A

ERIE – In the Class 3A singles tournament, Fairview’s Trinity Fox moved on to the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-0 win over District 8 champion Emily Kane of Obama Academy.

Fox will face Bethel Park’s Mia Gorman, the WPIAL champion, in the quarterfinals.

District 10 doubles champs Samantha Becker and Brooke Lowry quickly dispatched the District 8 champions, Brashear’s Thuong Dong and Yulduz Turkdikoulova, 6-0, 6-0. Becker-Lowry face Peters Township’s Kat Wang-Marra Bruce, the WPIAL champions, in the quarters.

Both quarterfinal matches are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford.


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