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Girls Tennis: East Feature Athletes — Ellis School’s Allie Foster and Natalie Hassoun

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Names: Allie Foster and Natalie Hassoun
School: Ellis School
Grades: Foster (11) and Hassoun (10)
Sport: Tennis

Background: Foster and Hassoun are the Tigers’ No. 2 doubles team. With the Tigers’ WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal match against Beaver nodded at two, Foster and Hassoun won the No. 2 doubles match in a third-set tiebreaker to advance Ellis to the semifinals.

Ellis School coach Doug Brooks: “ It was a seesaw match. Beaver had match point, but Allie Foster returned the serve on her backhand and after a return, Hassoun hit the winner at the net. The girls just didn’t stop; they played it out. It was going to be a heartbreaker to lose either way.”