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Conestoga Claims 3rd Straight PIAA Title, LaSalle and Council Rock make the Semi-Finals

May 30, 2013 05:53 PM
Conestoga Tennis 2013 State Champs
LaSalle Tennis 2013
High School Team competition wrapped up over the weekend with the PIAA State Championship. The Philadelphia Area Tennis District includes 2 PIAA Districts- District 1, which is comprised of high schools in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, and Bucks Counties, and District 12 which includes high schools in the city of Philadelphia.
District 1 had tough competition in both AAA and AA divisions. Ultimately 3 Central League teams made the semi-finals in AAA. In the semifinal- defending champion Conestoga beat Council Rock North, and Lower Merion defeated rival Harriton. Then in the final Conestoga took down Lower Merion. In the AA division, Holy Ghost defeated Lower Moreland in the final. In District 12, Archbishop Carroll won the AA title, and LaSalle took the AAA.
In the PIAA State Tournament, the PIAA takes the top 4 teams from District 1 and the champion from District 12 for AAA. In AA, the District 1 and District 12 Champion each play, and Holy Ghost and Archbishop Carroll ended up playing each other in the first round with Holy Ghost winning. They then lost to Lancaster Country Day School 4-1 in the Quarterfinals. The AAA bracket was very eventful with LaSalle beating Harriton in the first round and then advancing to the Semifinals to take on Conestoga. Conestoga got there by beating Dallastown 5-0 in the first round and North Allegheny 3-2 in the second. Council Rock North made it to the other semi-finals after beating State College 5-0 and Manheim Township 5-0. There, they faced Shady Side Academy who had beaten Lower Merion 3-2. Shady Side prevailed 3-0, as did Conestoga who took out LaSalle 3-1.
In the final, Conestoga took all 3 singles, as well as 1st Doubles in Straight Sets to take the match 4-1 and their 3rd straight state title.
Congratulations to the Conestoga team and coaches Blake Stabert and Jon Goodman!