Seven girls to PIAA tennis tourney today

Seven area girls, consisting of three singles entries and two doubles entries, open play today at the PIAA tennis championships running through Saturday at the Hershey Racquet  Club.

At noon, District 2-4 Class AAA champion Amanda South­ard of Williamsport opens with District 6 champion Jess Stevens of Altoona.

At 9 a.m., South Williams­port’s Anya Plotnikova, the District 4 champion, opens with District 9 champion Sarah Casey of St. Marys.  Loyalsock’s Sarah Malone, the District 4 runner-up, opens with District 3 champion Alexandra Jadic of Wyomissing.

At 10:30 a.m., District 4 champions Rachel Thomas and Allison Mattucci of Hughesville open with District 9 champions Mariah Hoh and Emma Coppolo of Elk County Christian. District 4 runners-up Megan Rovenolt and Lilly Sum­merson of South Williamsport open with District 3 champions Anna Kate Schreck and Leah McAvoy of Wyomissing.

All second-round matches will be held later today, with the semifinals and finals on Saturday.