Mao, Wu compete in D-11 singles tournament
Parkland’s top two singles players competed in the District 11 singles tournament this week.
Yao earned the No. 5 seed in the event and won her first match 6-0, 6-2 over Pleasant Valley’s Alyssa Wagner. She defeated Southern Lehigh’s Erica Wang 6-1, 6-2 in the next round before falling to No. 4 seed Halle DeNardo (Nazareth) 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinal round.
Wu also won a pair of matches, beating Bangor’s Morgan Putvinski 6-0, 6-0 and then knocking off No. 7 see Stewart 7-5, 6-0. Wu lost in the quarterfinals to the tournament’s No. 2 seed, Tashanna Smith (Freedom) 6-0, 6-1. Smith is slated to play Easton’s Elessa Jacobs in Thursday’s finals.
Both players will likely be back in action as a doubles team in the District 11 Doubles Championships, which begin Monday, Oct. 15.