Boys Tennis: Sewickley Academy turns PIAA 2A finals into a sweep

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes reports on the final day of the PIAA boys tennis championships.

"Coming into the PIAA Class 2A boys tennis semifinals Saturday morning, there was a chance the Class 2A singles and doubles finals would be all-WPIAL affairs.

As it turned out, it was an all-Sewickley Academy kind of day.

Senior Luke Ross capped off his high school career with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over District 3 champion William Wanner of Lancaster Mennonite, while Ryan Gex and Neil Rana became the first WPIAL doubles team to win the PIAA Class 2A championship with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over District 11 champions Abbhl Sekar and Oliver Scott of Moravian Academy.

No WPIAL doubles team had even made it into the Class 2A championship before this year, but Gex and Rana ended 18 years of frustration with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Will Schreck and Ben Croft of Wyomissing. Gex, the first four-time WPIAL doubles champion, and Rana, his first-year partner and a 2016 PIAA qualifier, then made history with their win in the finals."