ALTOONA — It was a three-peat for the Westmont Hilltop tennis team.
Windber boys’ tennis coach Joe Podrebarac added larger-classification schools like Hollidaysburg to the Ramblers’ schedule for the 2013 season in hopes of accomplishing two goals: Win the District 5 team championship and advance to the PIAA playoffs.
HERSHEY — All five area participants lost in first-round contests at the PIAA Class AA Tennis Championships Friday at Hershey Racquet Club.
Central Cambria’s Kourtney Cavalier will be among the 16 girls who will battle for a PIAA Class AA Singles Tennis Championship crown and two area duos are among the 16 in the Class AA doubles bracket at the state tournament which begins today at the Hershey Racquet Club.
For all five area players, it is the first time that they will be making an appearance in the state tournament.
One made the Pennsylvania High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason all-state team. One could make an argument he was overlooked when it came to selections for the state’s all-state football team. Another could say the same about his soccer season. A fourth will attempt the difficult task of participating in two sports at the collegiate level.
Together Luke Williams, Jordan Spangler, Sean Ingram and Taryn Kramer are four members of the 2013 Bishop McCort High School graduating class continuing their athletic careers at the next level.
JOHNSTOWN — The stays for Westmont Hilltop and Windber in the PIAA Class AA boys’ tennis team tournament were short ones as the Hilltoppers and Ramblers both exited in Tuesday’s first round.
When Central Cambria’s Adam Trexler and Josh Remillard first began playing tennis about five or six years ago, they each had their own aspirations regarding the sport.
The school instituted a tennis program three years ago and gave them an opportunity to take another step forward.
ALTOONA — Top-seeded duo Adam Trexler and Josh Remillard of Central Cambria advanced to meet fourth-seeded Gap Barbin and Kevin Tomkowski of Bishop McCort in Saturday’s District 6 Class AA doubles championship at Leopold Rec Center.
WINDBER — Five Windber High School student-athletes announced their intentions to continue their careers in college on Wednesday.