Butler - 4 Seneca Valley - 1
Matt Slamecka, Evan Kowalski and Stefan Kemp captured all three singles matches to lead the Butler boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory over Seneca Valley.
Butler dropped only five games in winning those matches.

Singles: Matt Slamecka (B) def. Ryan Zipf 6-1, 6-1; Evan Kowalski (B) def. Warren Shaw 6-1, 6-2; Stefan Kemp (B) def. Ted Dischman 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: Andrew Hazlett/Emil Kemp (B) def. Steve Hockberg/Robert Klassmeir 7-6, 7-5

Matt Slamecka and Evan Kowalski
WPIAL Section 2-AAA doubles Champions

Head Coach Dave Hartzell has a good feeling about this group...more

- 3 North Allegheny -2
Matt Slamecka and Evan Kowalski captured the No. 1 and 2 singles matches and Andrew Hazlett and Kemper May combined to win at No. 2 doubles to lead Butler to a 3-2 triumph over North Allegheny.
Butler 5, Shaler 0 — The Tornado dropped only three sets en route to the shutout win over the Titans.
Singles: Evan Kowalski (B) def. Joel Delancey 6-0, 6-0; Stefan Kemp (B) def. Gabe Mangold 6-1, 6-1; Andrew Hazlett (B) def. Dan McLaughlin 6-0, 6-1
Doubles: Matt Fend/Kemper May (B) def. Ryan Creighton/Jarret McDonough 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Sykes/Emil Kemp (B) def. Dan Hosek/Rob Wadsworth 6-0, 6-0
Butler 4, Seneca Valley 1
Singles: Matt Slamecka (B)def. Ryan Zipf 6-1, 6-1; Evan Kowalski (B)def. Warren Shaw 6-2, 6-3; Stefan Kemp (B)def. Michael Hess 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: Matt Fend-Kemper May (B)def. Robert Klasmier-Stephen Hochberg 6-4, 6-3; Vinnie Posteraro-Andrew Wilson (SV)def. Brad Marra-Ryan McCleary 6-0, 6-2

Butler's Matt Slamecka, Evan Kowalski and Stefan Kemp swept singles play as the Golden Tornado beat Knoch, 5-0.
1-Matt Slamecka (B) def. Jake Rupert 6-0, 6-0; 2-Evan Kowalski (B) def. Austin Hilyard 6-0, 6-0; 3-Stefan Kemp (B) def. Zach Tresatti 6-0, 6-1
1-Andrew Sykes-Kemper May (B) def. Tony Doyle-Aaron Ramsey 1-6, 6-3, 6-2; 2-Andrew Hazlett-Matt Fend (B) def. Cory Baker-Lucas Walker 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Slamecka and Kowalski both advance to the WPIAL singles championships
WEXFORD — Butler's Matt Slamecka finished second and Evan Kowalski placed third at the boys tennis sectional singles finals at North Allegheny High School.

Butler freshman Matt Slamecka finished second in the under-18 division of the USTAGreensburg Junior Thanksgiving Classic tennis tournament at the Greensburg Racquet Club.
Playing up from his under-16 age division, Slamecka defeated Cameron Dolansky 6-0, 6-0, Matthew Hoch 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 and Jeff Nuhfer 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 before bowing to top-seeded Vignesh Iyer 6-2, 6-3 in the finals.

Freshman sensation appears ready for #1 Varsity assignment...

Tornado Tennis

Butler - 4 Shaler - 1
Andrew Direnzo and Evan Kowalski captured the No. 1 doubles and Emil Kemp and Andrew Sykes No. 2 doubles, both without dropping a set, to key Butler's 4-1 victory over Shaler.
Singles: Matt Slamecka (B) def. Joe Kline 6-1, 6-0; Stefan Kemp (B) def. Joel Delancey 6-0, 6-2
Doubles: Andrew Direnzo- Evan Kowalski (B) def. J.T. Lytle-Dan McLaughlin 6-0, 6-0; Emil Kemp-Andrew Sykes (B) def. Steven Hoy-Tom Gerber 6-0, 6-0
Boys Tennis
Butler 3, Seneca Valley 2
Singles: Andrew Thompson (B) def. Caleb Zalanko 6-1, 7-5; Ryan Zipf (SV) def. Doug Pichler 6-1, 6-2; Wes Hortert (B) def. Vinny Posteraro 6-3, 6-2
Doubles: Adam Kowalski-Andrew Direnzo (B) def. Sean Moore-Jared Hartzel 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Tim Larkin-Ben Skal (SV) def. Andrew Hazlett-Dave Uram 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Doug Pichler, Wes Hortert and Adam Kowalski swept the singles matches for Butler as the Tornado (6-5) shut out Knoch, 5-0.

Butler tennis sweeps Mars

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Matt Slamecka, Stefan Kemp and Evan Kowalski each won their singles matches to highlight Butler's 4-1 boys tennis victory over Shaler.
Singles:Matt Slamecka (B) def. Joe Kline 6-0, 6-0; Stefan Kemp (B) def. J.T. Lytle 6-1, 6-0; Evan Kowalski (B) def. Joel DeLancey 6-0, 7-6
Doubles: Andrew Hazlett-Wes Hortert (B) def. Dan McLaughlin-Mike Lamm 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Stefan Kemp and Evan Kowalski each picked up singles wins, and the doubles team of Andrew Direnzo and Andrew Sykes also won to give Butler a 3-2 victory over Ambridge.
2-Stefan Kemp (B) def. Josh Elser 6-2, 6-0; 3-Evan Kowalski (B) def. Josh Laura 6-1, 6-0.
1-Andrew Direnzo-Andrew Sykes (B) def. Anthony Firetto-Dan Fisher 6-1, 6-3.
Ike Backstrom, Andrew Thompson and Steve Shetter swept the singles matches for Butler (1-0) in the Golden Tornado's 5-0 win over Mars (0-1) in high school boys tennis action Tuesday afternoon.
Ike Backstrom (B) def. Chris Morgan 6-0, 6-1; Andrew Thompson (B) def. Dan Kladowski 6-0, 6-0; Steve Shetter (B) def. Steve Smail 7-5, 6-4.
Doug Pichler/Andrew Direnzo (B) def. Sam Pangas/Devin Hileman 6-0, 6-1; Adam Kowalski/Frank Young (B) def. John Natale/Jason Daubman 6-4, 6-3.

It's been nearly 10 years, but the Golden Tornado Tennis team is gunning for a section Championship...

Butler - 3
Shaler - 2

#1 Singles- Eric Laska (Butler) defeated Nick Celenger (Shaler) 6-1 6-1
#2 Singles- Mark Evans (Bulter) defeated Doug Wolfe (Shaler) 6-2 6-2
#3 Singles- Brad Straub (Butler) also took a victoy 6-2 6-2
#1 Doubles- Jeff Pozzuto and Nathan Augustine (Butler) were defeated by Pete Federowicz and Adam Bezilla (Shaler) 6-4 6-2
#2 Doubles- Scott Cygan and Evan Pollock were defeated by Mark Bezilla and Craig Williams (Shaler) 6-4 6-2

Butler - 3
Indiana - 2

#1 Singles=Eric Laska(Butler) was defeated by Bill Celtnieks(Indiana)= 6-1 6-0
#2 Singles=Mark Evans(Butler) defeated Joe Schroeder(Indiana)= 5-7 6-1 6-1
#3 Singles=Brad Straub(Butler) defeated Kris Celtnieks(Indiana)= 7-5 6-2

#1 doubles=Zack Byrnes and Jeff Pozzuto(Butler) were defeated by Josh Miller and Randy Hogner(Indiana)= 6-1 6-3
#2 doubles=Steve Pichler and Nathan Augustine(Butler) defeated Marty Flinn and Stu Sommers(Indiana) 6-2 7-6 *Steve Pichler and Nathan Augustine(Butler) pulled out an amazing second set tiebreaker win to give the Tornado's the 3-2 victory.
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Butler - 1
North Hills - 4

#1 Singles- Eric Laska(Butler) was defeated by Kevin Glatz(North Hills) 6-2 6-2
#2 Singles- Mark Evans(Bulter) was defeated by Mike Bobitski(North Hills) 4-6 6-4 3-6
#3 Singles- Brad Straub(Buler) gave Butler their only win in a two set victory 7-5 6-1

#1 Doubles- Zack Byrnes and Jeff Pozzuto(Butler) were defeated by Chris Branuold and Ben Kairys(North Hills) 6-0 6-2
#2 Doubles- Steve Pichler and Nathan Augustine(Butler) were defeated by Matt Aerko and Gabe Popa 6-3 6-3
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