Keith Barnes profiles the Peters Township boys tennis team.
"Peters Township has never won a WPIAL Class AAA team tennis title, but that does not mean the Indians are incapable of pulling off an upset every now and then.
On Monday, the Peters Township doubles team of Miguel Ascencio and Ryan Farrell knocked out the top-seeded Kann brothers, Cooper and Michael, of Shady Side Academy, 11-10 (7-5), in a pro-set format match in the second round of the tournament.
Not only did it give the Indians tandem a shot at qualifying for the state doubles tournament, it effectively ended an impressive seven-year run in which Shady Side Academy sent at least one representative to either the PIAA singles or doubles finals.
"I thing they just played really well and, there's a lot pressure, but they just handled it better toward the end," Peters Township coach Brandy Bowman said. "I told them at the sectional tournament finals that, if they win this match, they'd have a chance at WPIAL [title] and maybe make it to states.""