WPIAL Announces 2023 Boys’ Tennis Singles Championships Brackets

Monday, April 3, 2023

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) revealed its brackets for the WPIAL/UPMC Sports Medicine Boys’ Tennis Singles Championships on Monday afternoon, with a total of 31 student-athletes qualifying through section tournaments held from March 28-29.

Student-athletes competed in four different sections in the 3A classifications, and five different sections in the 2A classification. The top four finishers in the 3A sections earned qualification to the WPIAL Championships, while the top three in the 2A brackets earned qualification.

A total of 12 student-athletes return to the WPIAL Boys’ Tennis Singles Championships after qualifying in 2022, and four student-athletes will be making their third WPIAL Championships appearance.

In 3A, Gateway sophomore Adam Memije (Section I), Moon senior Anthony Lounder (Section II), Allderdice senior Deniz Finkel (Section III), and Bethel Park sophomore Devin Collier (Section IV) emerged as section champions. Memije and Collier both won in three sets, as Memije defeated classmate Zidaan Hassan (7-6(5), 0-6, 6-2) and Collier topped Upper St. Clair’s Ronan Gibbons (6-3, 4-6, 7-5). Lounder was a 6-2, 6-1 victor against North Allegheny’s Shaun Fernando, and Finkel won 6-0, 6-0 versus Fox Chapel’s Will Siegel.

LINK: 2023 WPIAL 3A Boys’ Tennis Singles Sectional Tournaments Results

The five section champions in 2A were Greater Latrobe senior Josh Havrilla (Section I), Chartiers Valley junior Brendon Hallisey (Section II), Aquinas Academy junior Jackson Gillespie (Section III), Sewickley Academy sophomore Severin Harmon (Section IV), and Winchester Thurston freshman Austin He (Section VI). Gillespie and He both won in straight sets, with Gillespie claiming a 6-0, 6-0 victory versus North Catholic’s Alex Garvey and He defeating Montour’s John Rohrkaste, 6-1, 6-0. The other three champions won in three sets, as Havrilla defeated Valley’s Nicholas Bussard (6-1, 1-6, 7-6(6)), Hallisey topped teammate Liam Pederson (6-2, 3-6, 6-3), and Harmon won over his teammate Jonathan Varghese (6-2, 4-6, 6-0).

LINK: 2023 WPIAL 2A Boys’ Tennis Singles Sectional Tournaments Results

The WPIAL/UPMC Sports Medicine Boys’ Tennis Singles Championships will be held on April 11-12. The first round through semifinals will be held at both Bethel Park High School and North Allegheny High School (3A only) on April 11, and all finals and consolation finals will be held at Bethel Park on April 12.

The top two finishers in 3A and top four finishers in 2A will qualify for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Boys’ Tennis Singles Championships, which will be held on May 27-28 at Hershey Racquet Club. 

Amount of Qualifiers: 16
Top Four Seeds: #1 Adam Memije (10), Gateway; #2 Anthony Lounder (12), Moon; #3 Zidaan Haasan (10), Gateway; #4 Devin Collier (10), Bethel Park
Qualifying Student-Athletes: Aaron Allen (Franklin Regional), Devin Collier (Bethel Park), Josh Dunham (Mars), Shaun Fernando (North Allegheny), Deniz Finkel (Allderdice), Ronan Gibbons (Upper St. Clair), Paul Gorun (Mt. Lebanon), Zidaan Hassan (Gateway), Manas Kathir (North Allegheny), Ian Kuchera (Allderdice), Dhruv Kulkarni (Franklin Regional), Anthony Lounder (Moon), Adam Memije (Gateway), Will Siegel (Fox Chapel), Avi Sharma (Peters Township), Braden Yokopenic (Baldwin)
2022 Final: Jacob Patterson (South Fayette) def. Trey Davidson (North Allegheny), 6-1, 6-0.

Amount of Qualifiers: 15
Top Four Seeds: #1 Austin He (9), Winchester Thurston; #2 Severin Harmon (10), Sewickley Academy; #3 Jackson Gillespie (11), Aquinas Academy; #4 Josh Havrilla (12), Greater Latrobe
Qualifying Student-Athletes: Nicholas Bussard (Valley), Andrew Cavett (Beaver), Alex Garvey (North Catholic), Austin He (Winchester Thurston), Jackson Gillespie (Aquinas Academy), Brendon Hallisey (Chartiers Valley), Severin Harmon (Sewickley Academy), Josh Havrilla (Greater Latrobe), Jonah Jasek (South Park), August Lawrence (Greater Latrobe), Chase Merkel (Quaker Valley), Liam Pederson (Chartiers Valley), Vitaliy Pikalo (Hampton), John Rohrkaste (Montour), Jonathan Varghese (Sewickley Academy)
2022 Final: Nicolas Scheller (North Catholic) def. Mike Sirianni (Quaker Valley), 6-0, 6-0.

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