Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Timkos aim to win PIAA boys doubles championship
Since winning the WPIAL Class AA boys doubles tennis championship, Chartiers-Houston High School sisters Karli and Tanya Timko are gaining national attention. From mentions in USA Today to rivals.com to the possibility of being on the CBS Morning Show, the sisters are rapidly becoming Western Pennsylvania's most recognizable tennis players.
Imagine what will happen if they win a PIAA boys championship. (The sisters won a PIAA Class AA girls double title in 2007.)
Their trek begins Friday, May 22 at the Hershey Racquet Club. Karli and Tanya play Andrew Kantor and Ted Otto of Harrisburg Academy, the third-place team from District 3. The match begins at 10:30 a.m.
If the Timkos win, they face the winner of Dylan Wiesner-Nathan Hansen (St. Marys, D9 champs) or Adam Helsel-Ben Heidorn (Bedford, D5 champs) at 3 p.m.
The semifinals take place Saturday at 9 a.m. and the championship follows at 1 p.m.