Friday, May 22, 2009

Timkos lose in PIAA tourney

After making national headlines by winning the WPIAL boys doubles tennis championship and attempting to become the first girls to win a boys state title in any Pennsylvania sport, Chartiers-Houston's Karli and Tanya Timko lost in three sets in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA tournament to Andrew Kantor and Ted Otto of Harrisburg Academy Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club.

The Timkos didn't go away easily. They lost the first set 7-5 then rebounded to win the second set, 6-2, before being knocked off in a tiebreaker in the third set, 7-6 (8-6). Twice in the third set, the Timkos trailed by three games before forcing the tiebreaker.

Karli, a senior, and Tanya, a sophomore, were attempting to win their second state title in two school years, having won the PIAA Class AA girls title in the fall of 2007.

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