Quaker Valley Men’s Tennis Wins Second Consecutive WPIAL Class 2A Tag Team Title
WASHINGTON — For the second time in program history, the Quaker Valley Quakers men’s tennis team won a consecutive WPIAL Class 2A tag team title Wednesday at the Janet L. Swanson Tennis Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.
Quaker Valley beat North Catholic 3-2, repeating as WPIAL champions while preventing the Trojans from becoming the first 2A team dating back to 2018 to sweep the singles, doubles and tag team titles over the course of the same season, a feat Sewickley Academy last accomplished.
Against the Trojans on Wednesday, the Quakers were able to get the job done thanks in large part to a monumental comeback from Will Sirianni in his singles match against Brody Golla. Sirianni won five straight sets to bounce back from a 4-1 deficit to win 7-5, providing the margin of victory in the match 3-2 for the Quakers, who repeated as WPIAL champions for the second time in the history of the program, the last occurring in 2002 and 2003.
Alongside Sirianni’s comeback that provided the spark, Quaker Valley’s top doubles duo Henry Veeck and Justin Hajdukiewicz secured a 6-3, 6-0 victory over North Catholic’s Justin Kontul and Ken Canavan for put the Trojans behind 1-0.
After Mike Sirianni’s singles loss to North Catholic’s Nicolas Scheller by a score of 6-0, 6-1, Quaker Valley’s #2 doubles duo of Michael Lipton and Chris Menkel won their match against North Catholic , putting the Quakers on the brink of a repeat tag team title.
Before reaching the WPIAL Class 2A final, Quaker Valley beat Central Valley 5-0 on Monday at Sewickley Academy, while North Catholic beat Mars 4-1 at Pine-Richland. Central Valley qualified for the state tournament with a 3-2 win over Mars on Wednesday at Sewickley Academy’s Nichols Courts.