Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles Beaver girls tennis players Moriah Bridges and Mattie Taylor. Click here to read his story.
"For Beaver Area girls tennis coach Riley Baker, seeing two of his players match up against one another in the Class AA Section 2 singles tournament final was at the same time satisfying and awkward.
But for the Bobcats' Moriah Bridges and Mattie Taylor, it was fun.
Bridges, a freshman, defeated Taylor, a junior, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5, last Thursday to win her first section title. Both players qualified for this week's WPIAL Class AA singles tournament.
"It was exciting to have it Beaver vs. Beaver," Taylor said. "We had both made WPIALs already, so there was no pressure. It was fun."
"We were very friendly," Bridges said. "We were chatting between points. It was fun.""