Boys Volleyball: 2015 PIAA Class AAA Title Match Preview

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Fox Chapel will face Parkland in the PIAA Class AAA Boys Volleyball title match Saturday, June 6, at Penn State's Rec Hall at 1 p.m. Below is a thumbnail sketch of the match, the starting lineups, and a breakdown of the championship matches since 2007, the first year the PIAA held two championship matches.

Fox Chapel (19-1) won the WPIAL Class AAA title after tying for the Section 2 title. The Foxes are making their second appearance in a PIAA title match, and first since 2006. They lost to Central York in the 2006 final. Fox Chapel advanced to the semifinals with a 3-0 win over Central Dauphin in the opening round, a 3-2 win against Bethel Park in the quarterfinals, and a 3-2 win against Seneca Valley in the semifinals.


Boys Volleyball: Fox Chapel settles score, gains WPIAL title

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Ken Wunderley profiles the Fox Chapel boys volleyball team. Read his story below.

The Fox Chapel Area boys volleyball team hit the film room before facing Seneca Valley in last Friday's WPIAL Class AAA title match at Baldwin.

The Foxes had to share the Section 2 title after a 3-2 loss to the Raiders in the second half of section play. The loss came after a 3-0 sweep of their section foe in the first half.

"We studied a ton of film to figure out what we did wrong in that match," said Jaysen Zaleski, a 6-foot-3 senior middle hitter. "We put in a lot of work in the video room."

The extra film work paid huge dividends for Zaleski and his teammates as Fox Chapel dominated Seneca Valley in the rubber match en route to a 3-1 victory and the WPIAL Class AAA title.


Boys Tennis: Foxes’ Rajupet has strong showing

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Sid Rajupet placed third in the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament back in April, and almost matched that finish at states last weekend.

The Fox Chapel junior finished fourth at the PIAA Class AAA singles tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday in Hershey. Both of Rajupet’s losses at states came against WPIAL foes.

Rajupet opened the tournament with consecutive straight-set victories against Emmaus’ Matt FitzMaurice and Lower Merion’s Simon Vernier. In the semifinals, Rajupet ran into Latrobe senior Chad Kissell, the WPIAL champion, and Kissell defeated Rajupet 6-4, 6-1.

The loss dropped Rajupet into the consolation match, where he lost to Canon-McMillan junior Chris Gladden 6-3, 6-3.