GATORS SEND 2 PAIRS TO COMPETE AT WPIAL CLASS AAA DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
Adam Memije and Zidaan Hassan opened the tournament as the number one seed. Adam and Zidaan did not disappoint from the start with dominating wins over Ryan Moore & Udi Akolkar, of Pine-Richland 10-0 in the first round, Jack Delaney & Travis Malone, of Fox Chapel 10-1, in the second round, Cooper Friday & Mason Friday, of Fox Chapel, 6-0,6-1, in the semi-finals and closed out the tournament by defeating Deniz Finkel & Ian Kuchera , from Allderdice, 6-4, 6-1 in the finals taking home the gold. Adam and Zidaan are the first Gateway doubles team to win a championship since Mike Roberts and Alfredo Sararro in 1987.
Also representing the Gators at the tournament was 10th-seeded Logan Memije and Zack Meshanko. Logan and Zach took on the 7th seeded North Allegheny team of Adhav Ramadas and Sri Thirumala. The Gators beat the Tigers in a hard fought 11-9 match. Logan and Zach fell in the second round to the #2-seed Deniz Finkel & Ian Kuchera , from Allderdice, 10-3.
Good Luck to Adam Memije and Zidaan Hassan in the PIAA 3A BOYS' DOUBLES TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP Friday May 26 & 27 at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Gateway will return to team action on Monday at 3:30 pm at home in the first round of the WPIAL Team Tournament against Bethel Park.