Unionville advances to PIAA state quarterfinals with win over LaSalle College High School
By Dave ConardSports Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com
PHILADELPHIA—The Indians got back on the winning track following a District One runner up finish, as Unionville ventured to the Arthur Ashe Tennis center to take on District 12 champion LaSalle College High School.
Unionville, fueled by outstanding single play again by Mike Furr and Johnny Wu, defeated the Explorers by a tally of 4-1 in the opening round of the Pennsylvania State championship tournament.
The Indians will now travel to the Hershey Racquet Club, where they will face District Seven champion Shady Side High School, who defeated DuBois by a score 5-0, on Friday at 5:00pm.
Exhibiting the strength of the Indians district, the top four seeds from District One all advanced in the opening round.
District One champion Conestoga cruised to a 4-1 win over District Three third seed Dallastown, while (1-3) Council Rock North squeaked out a 3-2 win over District Eleven champ Parkland.
(1-4) Pennsbury High School rallied to claim a 4-1 win over District Three champion Hempfield from the Lancaster area.
Fridays’ PIAA state team quarterfinals schedule
Match #1-(4-1) Conestoga vs. (3-2) Cedar Crest 2:00pm
Match #2-(7-2) Mount Lebanon vs. (1-3) Council Rock North 3:30pm
Match #3-(7-1) Shady Side vs. (1-2) Unionville 5:00pm
Match #4-(10-1) Cathedral Prep vs. (1-4) Pennsbury 6:30pm
Semi Finals (Saturday May 19th)
5) Winner of match #1 vs. winner of match #2 12:00 noon
6) Winner of match #3 vs. winner of match #4 1:30 noon
Championship Match (Saturday May 19th)
Winner of match #5 vs winner of match #6 5:30 pm