The last time Mt. Lebanon participated in the PIAA Class AAA team tournament, the Blue Devils finished second.
Mt. Lebanon didn’t quite get that far this time, but it got close.
The Blue Devils, the WPIAL third-place finisher, were one of three District 7 teams to make it to the state semifinals along with Shady Side Academy and North Allegheny. The three WPIAL teams went a combined 7-0 against non-WPIAL teams in the PIAA tournament, with North Allegheny handing Mt. Lebanon and Shady Side its losses in the state tournament.
Mt. Lebanon edged State College, 3-2, in the first round and took down Harrilton, 4-1, in the quarterfinals. But in the semifinals against North Allegheny, the Blue Devils only win came by default at No. 2 doubles as the Tigers’ got their 47th straight victory.