WPIAL players have won nine of the past 11 PIAA Class AAA singles titles, and Shady Side Academy’s Ananya Dua or North Allegheny’s Anna Li will try to make it 10 of 12.
Dua was the WPIAL champion, defeating Li in the semifinals. Li, who has lost to Dua in three of their four meetings this season, came back from the loss to Dua to take third in WPIALs. Both will begin their quest Friday at Hershey Racquet Club at 9 a.m.
Dua will take on District 3 third-place finisher Sammi Snyder of Exeter, while Li will face District 1 champion Mihaela Codreanu of Methacton. Codreanu was the PIAA singles runner-up last season, losing to Pine-Richland’s Marlys Bridgham in the final.