Saturday, April 9, 2011

Timko loses in section final

Chartiers-Houston senior Tanya Timko can become the first tennis player in WPIAL history to complete the grand slam next week if she can win the WPIAL Class AA boys singles championship.

It's not going to be easy.

Mt. Pleasant's David Cenkner defeated Timko 6-3, 6-1 in the finals of the Section 1-AA Tournament Friday at Greensburg Racquet Club.

Timko (pictured on the right with her older sister Karli) already won WPIAL championships in girls singles, girls doubles and boys doubles. Her most recent WPIAL championship came in the fall of the 2009-10 school year when she won girls singles. In doubles, Timko teamed with Karli to become the first girls doubles team to play in the PIAA boys doubles championship. The duo were the first females to win a WPIAL boys doubles championship.

Several girls have won WPIAL boys singles titles, including former California High School standout Sarah Shashura, who is now at Brownsville.

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