Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles the Beaver tennis tandem who qualified for the PIAA Class AA doubles tournament. Click here to read his story.
"Mattie Taylor and Moriah Bridges came up short in their quest to win the WPIAL Class AA doubles title last Thursday, but the Beaver Area players were still excited to make travel plans to Hershey in early November.
Taylor and Bridges won three matches at the WPIAL doubles tournament before falling in the championship match to defending champions Jappman Monga and Amy Cheng of Sewickley Academy, 6-2, 6-2.
"I'm filled with excitement to go to Hershey," said Taylor, a junior. "To get this far with such a young partner, with Moriah being a freshman, is just so much fun."
The Beaver duo had never played doubles together in a competition prior to the Class AA Section 2 tournament, which the pair won easily. But the two have known each other for years, so they said it didn't take long for them to click."