Tyler Squicquero didn’t quite have the day he wanted in the Section 2-AA singles championships.
On the plus side, the Riverside junior advanced to the championship match and clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AA tournament for the second consecutive season. Unfortunately, he could not get past Blackhawk senior Jonah Cooper, who won his second consecutive title with a relatively easy, 6-1, 6-1, straight-sets victory.
For Squicquero, just making it into the WPIAL singles tournament for the second consecutive year is a major accomplishment. He’s not one of the local tennis elite and is not ranked in the top-50 in his graduating class in the state, but he was still able to get past junior Jon Tetrick, who finished fourth in the section last year after losing a consolation match to Squicquero.