Friday, September 26, 2008

California's cinderella story

According to the coaches list released by California High School athletic director Phil Pergola, no girls tennis team exists at the school.

That hasn't stopped Sarah Shashura from accomplishing something spectacular.

Shashura, listed as a freshman on the Section 1-AA singles tournament pairings, easily won the section championship last weekend as the second seed. Still, she wasn't considered one of the favorites at this week's WPIAL girls tennis singles championships, which concluded Friday.

On Thursday, Shashura defeated top seed Kimmy Borza of Beaver, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the championship match.

In the final, Shashura defeated Vincentian Academy's Elise Held, 7-6 (7-0), 6-4 to become the first WPIAl girls tennis champion in school history.

Shashura became only the third WPIAL girls tennis player from Washington County to win a WPIAL championship. Sisters Sarah Riske and Alison Riske of Peters Township accomplished the feat nearly a decade apart.

1 comment:

Mailman said...

Very well deserved. Congrats to Sarah!