Senior Matt Lynch, who plays for Bentworth, placed third in the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament last season, nabbing the final PIAA qualifying spot from the district.
He had a chance to do the same this season, but he fell one win short.
Lynch lost in the WPIAL Class AA singles consolation match Tuesday to Carlynton’s Luke Phillips, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).
“He played great today and I just feel fortunate to get out of this match and get to Hershey,” Phillips said.
It was Lynch’s second loss to Phillips in a week, as he also fell to the Cougars’ freshman, 6-3, 6-3, in the Class AAA Section 5 title match.