Keith Barnes has this week's High School Boys Tennis Notebook.
(Photo: Carlynton's Luke Phillips returns the ball against Luke Ross of Sewickley Academy in the WPIAL Class 2A boys singles championship. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
"You can count on one hand the number of boys tennis players from the WPIAL who have repeated as state singles champions.
Actually, it only takes one finger.
Mt. Lebanon alumnus Jack Waltz is the only player in either classification to repeat as a PIAA singles champion. The former Blue Devils standout took three in a row from 1961-63.
It has been 54 years, but Sewickley Academy senior Luke Ross has the opportunity to become the second."