Shady Side Academy seniors Colin Gramley and Adeel Piracha placed second and third, respectively, at the WPIAL Class 3A Boys Tennis Singles Championship, held April 13-14 at North Allegheny Senior High School.
Gramley defeated Brian Lee of Penn Trafford, 10-1, in the first round, Nate English of Albert Gallatin, 10-5, in the quarterfinals, and Phillip Gorun of Mt. Lebanon, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinal round on Tuesday, April 13, to advance to the championship match on Wednesday. He fell to South Fayette's Jacob Patterson, 7-5, 6-3, in the final round, earning a silver medal and qualifying for the PIAA Class 3A Boys Singles Tennis Championship in May at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Piracha defeated David Lusk of Peters Township, 10-3, in the first round and Anup Nadesan of Franklin Regional, 10-6, in the quarterfinal round, but fell to eventual champion Jacob Patterson of South Fayette, 6-3, 6-4, in the semifinals on Tuesday. On Wednesday he defeated Phillip Gorun of Mt. Lebanon, 6-2, 6-1, in the consolation match to earn the bronze medal.
Congratulations to both players and Head Coach Sam Miller! Good luck to Colin at states!