(Photo: Quaker Valley's Spencer Caravaggio finished second in the PIAA Class AA singles tournament despite being hampered by a sore right shoulder that forced her to serve underhand. Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette.)
"The one thing missing from Spencer Caravaggio's high school tennis resume was a state title.
After winning her second WPIAL title in four years, the Quaker Valley senior traveled to Hershey last weekend in hopes of getting the highly coveted gold medal.
But a tough opponent and a sore shoulder forced her to settle for silver.
Caravaggio lost to Wyomissing senior Audrey Ann Blakely, the 2011 PIAA Class AA runner-up, in the state championship match Saturday, 6-4, 6-4.
"Overall, I was pleased with how she played at the tournament," Quaker Valley coach Jeff Sebastian said. "But Spencer was heartbroken and I was heartbroken for her."
Like most of this season, Caravaggio didn't have the advantage of her serve during the state tournament. Caravaggio, a right-hander, had incurred an injury to the ligaments in her right shoulder earlier this season. Because of the injury, she wore a shoulder brace for a good portion of the season and actually served underhand."