York Catholic will play for its first-ever District 3 team tennis championship on Wednesday afternoon.
The No. 2 seed Lady Irish beat No. 3 seed Lancaster Catholic on Tuesday at the Hershey Racquet Club, 3-1, in a District 3-AA semifinal contest.
That earned the Irish a return trip to HRC for the title match against defending champion Wyomissing, which beat Berks Catholic in Tuesday's other AA semifinal at HRC, 3-2. The title match is set for 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Wyomissing is seeded No. 1.
Maddie Kepner and Sarah Koury earned straight-set victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, for York Catholic. The Irish got their other point with a straight-set win by the No. 2 doubles team of Emily Javitt and Maggie Javitt.
York Catholic's Anna Spoden, the York-Adams League AA singles champion, did not complete her match at No. 1 singles after splitting the first two sets vs. Liz Veronis. The third set was not completed once the outcome of the team match became determined.
At No. 1 doubles, the York Catholic team of Kathryn Thomas and Katarina DeFelice fell in straight sets.
Wednesday, York Catholic will face a Wyomissing team led by District 3-AA champion Audrey Ann Blakely.
A year ago, York Catholic fell in the District 3 semifinals to Berks Catholic, which then lost to Wyomissing in the finals.
Susquehannock falls in AAA: In Class AAA, No. 5 seed Susquehannock dropped its district semifinal match to No. 1 seed Hershey, 3-2, on Tuesday at HRC.
Katie Wagner, the York-Adams and District 3-AAA singles champion, won at No. 1 singles for the Warriors in straight sets.
Susquehannock's other point came from Adriana Bullaj at No. 2 singles, also in straight sets.
The Warriors, however, fell in straight sets at No. 3 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles.
Susquehannock can still earn a state berth, however, if it can beat No. 6 seed Cedar Crest in Wednesday's third-place match at 2:30 p.m. at HRC.
Cedar Crest lost to No. 2 seed Manheim Township in Tuesday's other AAA semifinal, 3-0.
Manheim Twp. and Hershey will meet for the AAA crown at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at HRC.
DALLASTOWN TEAM SEEDED NO. 2 IN DOU BLES: The Dallastown duo of Emily Westenberger and Danielle Lucabaugh has been seeded No. 2 in the upcoming District 3-AAA Girls' Tennis Doubles Tournament.
Westenberger and Lucabaugh won the York-Adams League AAA doubles title last week.
The Manheim Twp. combination of Emily Mann and Meredith Meyer is seeded No. 1.
The other York-Adams teams in the AAA field are Mackenzie Bortner and Madison Bortner of South Western, Emily Kuhn and Taylor Strausbaugh of Central York and Adriana Bullaj and Usha Baublitz of Susquehannock.
Biglerville's Carlee Brumgard and Jenna Glass took the No. 4 seed in the AA field. The Berks Catholic duo of Mariah Wardius and Lin Robertson is seeded No. 1.
The other York-Adams teams in the AA field are Maddie Kepner and Sarah Koury of York Catholic and Bryn Yurick and Morgan Anthony of Bermudian Springs.
The first two rounds of doubles action are set to start at noon Friday at Hershey Racquet Club. The semifinals and finals will also be held at HRC starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.