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Senior Places Fourth in WPIAL Girls Tennis Singles Championship

Shady Side Academy senior Nichole Poltinnikov competed in the 2022 WPIAL Class 3A Girls Tennis Championship on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21-22, placing fourth overall.

On Wednesday at North Allegheny High School, Poltinnikov defeated Evie Ellenberger of Upper St. Clair, 10-6, in the first round and Emily Wincko of North Allegheny, 10-1, in the quarterfinal round, before falling to to eventual WPIAL champion Amelia Williams of Penn Trafford, 6-1, 6-0, in the semifinals. On Thursday, Poltinnikov fell to Sara Hernandez of North Allegheny 6-3, 6-4, in the consolation match, held at Bethel Park High School. 

Poltinnikov earned a spot in the WPIAL Singles Championship after winning the Section 3-3A singles title on Thursday, Sept. 15. 

Congratulations to Nichole, and good luck to Head Coach Derek Chen '15 and the team in the upcoming doubles and team tournaments! 

Nichole Poltinnikov

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