Allderdice might not be the first place people think of for tennis, but the Dragons have a pair of contenders for the WPIAL Class 3A singles title.
On Tuesday, junior Marcus Miller made it through the draw and into the Section 3 championship match before he lost, 6-1, 6-1, to Robby Shymansky of Fox Chapel. Shymansky is the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL tournament and was a state runner-up a year ago.
Mitchell, meanwhile, has a solid pedigree as he is the No. 6 junior in the state and the top ranked player in his class in the WPIAL. He will enter the WPIAL playoffs as the No. 3 seed and will play Michael Wilke of Mt. Lebanon when the event opens on Thursday at noon at The Club Sports and Fitness in Monroeville.
While Miller got a pretty good draw as a section runner-up, Penn-Trafford junior Turner Price got about a tough a shot as possible. Not only does he have to open the tournament against Hampton No. 1 singles player Ben Ringeisen, the No. 8 freshman in the state, if he wins he'll more than likely get Shymansky, the top-ranked sophomore in the state and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.