Saturday, May 28, 2011

Timko ousted in first round

The amazing high school tennis career of Chartiers-Houston senior Tanya Timko came to a conclusion Friday in the first round of the PIAA Class AA Boys' Singles Tennis Championship at the Hershey Racquet Club.

Timko lost to Doug Caplan of Harrisburg Academy, 6-0, 6-2. Caplan remains in the tournament and will play in the semifinals.

With a third-place finish at the WPIAL singles championship, Timko earned her spot at the state tournament. Timko, who will play tennis at IUP, previously won WPIAL titles in girls singles, girls double and boys doubles with her older sister Karli - a member of Marshall University's tennis team.

Timko became the first player to play in all four PIAA tournaments at the Class AA level. The Timko sisters won PIAA gold when Tanya was a freshman and, last year, she finished second in the girls individual tournament. Two years ago, the sisters qualified for the boys doubles championships after winning the WPIAL.

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