Upper St. Clair participated in the PIAA Class AAA team tournament for the first time since it won the state title in 2008, and the Panthers almost won the whole thing again.
USC won its first two matches in Hershey (plus a first-round state tournament match in Fox Chapel) to reach the PIAA final, but fell to District 1 champion Lower Merion, 3-2. It was the fourth time Lower Merion and USC met in the PIAA title match, with Lower Merion also winning in 2006 and 2007 and USC taking the title in 2008.
The Panthers won both doubles matches, getting a straight-set wins from Sam Schiffman and Josh Meyer at No. 1 doubles and Liam Gibbons and Scott Russell at No. 2 doubles. But the Panthers dropped all three singles matches in straight sets to fall one win short of a state championship.