Noah Cenkner will have another opportunity to qualify for the PIAA Class AA finals in Hershey on May 22-23.
Only this time it won’t be in singles.
Cenkner, who was forced to withdraw from the WPIAL Class AA singles tournament because of an ailment, paired with Alex Temple and breezed past Ryan Hartz and Jake Robbins of Brownsville, 6-2, 6-2, to win the Section 1 doubles titleon Tuesday.
The top four finishers in each section qualify for the WPIAL Class AA tournament, which will open Monday at Shady Side Academy and wrap up with finals and consolations on Tuesday at Norwin.
Cenkner had made it to the WPIAL semifinals where he lost to eventual champion Luke Phillips of Carlynton. He would have played California’s John Monroe, against whom he also retired while leading 6-2, 2-5, in the second set of the section singles finals.