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Tennis: Sewickley’s Ross takes title

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Sewickley’s Luke Ross defeated Josh Raymundo in three sets to take the Class AA Section 3 championship last week.

On Tuesday, he only needed two sets to beat the Mars sophomore in another title match.

Ross, a freshman, beat Raymundo 7-6 (7-0), 6-0, to win the WPIAL Class AA boys tennis singles championship at Bethel Park High School.

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Boys Lacrosse: Sewickley Academy has two-game homestand next week

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Following a successful trip to North Carolina where it defeated Durham Academy, the Sewickely Academy Panthers stepped into the thick of their WPIAL schedule with a 10-5 loss at Peters Township on Wednesday and at home with Mt. Lebanon on Friday. Going into the game with Mt. Lebanon, the Panthers were ranked No. 10 regionally by Laxpower.com.

Coach Tim Hastings' Panthers have two successive home games next week. They meet Franklin Regional in a nonsection game on Monday and host section rival Trinity on Wednesday. At week's end, the Panthers venture to Ohio for games with Ohio rivals Upper Arlington and Thomas Worthington.

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Tennis: North Feature Athlete — Sewickley Academy’s Luke Ross

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Name: Luke Ross
School: Sewickley Academy
Grade: 9
Sport: Tennis

Background: Ross, the Panthers’ No. 1 singles player, avenged an earlier loss to Mars sophomore Josh Raymundo by beating the defending section champion, 6-4, 6-7 (12-10), 6-2, to capture the Class AA Section 3 singles title Monday. Ross is ranked No. 3 in the state in the Class of 2017 by tennisrecruiting.net.

Sewickley coach Whitney Snyder: “To play No. 1 singles on the varsity team as a freshman is really impressive. He’s the strongest player on our team by a large margin.”