Blasinsky Repeats in AAA While Freshman Ross Wins AA Gold
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A senior and a freshman claimed the first gold of the spring on Tuesday afternoon. Pittsburgh Central Catholic senior Adam Blasinsky claimed a second consecutive championship while Sewickley Academy ninth grader Luke Ross also won in straight sets. Here are ALL of the results from the 2014 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Playoffs with summary recaps of both championship and consolation finals from Tuesday.

You can hear the broadcast of the finals any time you want on the MSA Sports archives.


Adam Blasinsky (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Chad Kissell (Latrobe) 6-2, 7-5  (MSA)

Central Catholic’s Adam Blasinsky successfully defended his Class AAA singles title on Tuesday, as the senior ousted Greater Latrobe’s Chad Kissell in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. Blasinsky, who will play tennis at Duquesne next year, overcame an early deficit to take the first set, and then outlasted Kissell in a tightly-contested second set. Blasinsky also defeated Chris Gladden, Ben Vinarski and Rochan Ramesh on Monday en route to back-to-back championships. For the second straight year, Kissell’s dreams were dashed by the same opponent, as he fell 10-2 to the Vikings’ standout in the 2013 quarterfinals. Both players advance to the PIAA championships.

WPIAL CLASS AAA Consolation:

Michael Santa-Lucia (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Chris Gladden (Canon-McMillan) 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-2)  (MSA)

Another Central Catholic athlete prevailed on Tuesday, as Michael Santa-Lucia defeated Chris Gladden of Canon-McMillan 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-2). The matchup was the most evenly-contested and physically demanding of the day, as the players exchanged winners for more than two hours before the Vikings’ senior finally prevailed. Santa-Lucia, the top seed in the Class AAA tournament, also battled illness throughout the day. While Santa-Lucia concludes his high school singles career with a victory, Gladden, a sophomore, will have two more years to potentially reach the championship match.


Chad Kissell (Latrobe) over Michael Santa-Lucia (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Adam Blasinsky (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Chris Gladden (Canon-McMillan) 6-2, 6-4

WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

Michael Santa-Lucia (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Cullen Price (Penn-Trafford) 10-2

Chad Kissell (Latrobe) over Caleb Kramer (Pine-Richland) 10-6

Chris Gladden (Canon-McMillan) over Peter Hazlett (Mount Lebanon) 11-10 (7-4)

Adam Blasinsky (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Ben Vinarski (Pine-Richland) 10-1


Michael Santa-Lucia (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) - BYE

Cullen Price (Penn-Trafford) over Dom D'Amico (Upper St. Clair) 10-7

Caleb Kramer (Pine-Richland) over Kyle Hicken (Chartiers Valley) 10-1

Chad Kissell (Latrobe) over Kylie Isaacs (North Allegheny) 10-4

Peter Hazlett (Mount Lebanon) over Ryan Farrell (Peters Township) 10-3

Chris Gladden (Canon-McMillan) over Cooper Kann (Shady Side Academy) 10-3

Ben Vinarski (Pine-Richland) over Fernando Escribens (Upper St. Clair) 5-2 on injury default

Adam Blasinsky (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Rochan Ramesh (Franklin Regional) 10-2



Luke Ross (Sewickley Academy) over Josh Raymundo (Mars) 7-6 (7-0), 6-0  (MSA)

Youth was served in Class AA, as Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross captured the title with a straight-set victory over Mars’ Josh Raymundo, 7-6 (7-0), 6-0. After needing a tiebreaker to capture the opening set, Ross put away Raymundo with a dominant second set. To advance to the finals, Ross defeated Matt Lynch and Brad Martin on Monday. As the top-seed in Class AA, Ross also earned a first-round bye. In addition, Ross beat Raymundo, a sophomore, in the Section 3 tournament last week, although that match required three sets. Both players advance to the PIAA championships.

WPIAL CLASS AAA Consolation:

Luke Phillips (Carlynton) over Matt Lynch (Bentworth) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)  (MSA)

Carlynton freshman Luke Phillips prevailed against Bentworth senior Matt Lynch, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) to advance to the PIAA championship in Class AA. The victory for Phillips marks the second time in a week that he bested Lynch, as the freshman outdueled the senior in straight sets in the Section 5 tournament.

WPIAL CLASS AA Semifinals:

Luke Ross (Sewickley Academy) over Matt Lynch (Bentworth) 6-2, 6-1

Josh Raymundo (Mars) over Luke Phillips (Carlynton) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

WPIAL CLASS AA Quarterfinals:

Luke Ross (Sewickley Academy) over Brad Martin (Vincentian Academy) 10-4

Matt Lynch (Bentworth) over Cody Schrecongost (Valley) 10-2

Luke Phillips (Carlynton) over Jonah Cooper (Blackhawk) 10-0

Josh Raymundo (Mars) over John Monroe (California) 10-0


Luke Ross (Sewickley Academy) - BYE

Brad Martin (Vincentian Academy) over John Appolonia (Indiana) 10-2

Cody Schrecongost (Valley) over Mike Wilke (Seton-LaSalle) 11-9

Matt Lynch (Bentworth) over Jesse Newton (McGuffey) 10-0

Luke Phillips (Carlynton) over Tyler Squicquero (Riverside) 10-0

Jonah Cooper (Blackhawk) over Ryan Hartz (Brownsville) 10-6

John Monroe (California) over George Dietrich (Central Valley) 10-1

Josh Raymundo (Mars) over Adam Barone (Valley) 10-0


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