First Posted: 2/1/2012
Tyra Abdalla, of Clarks Summit, won her age division at the Split Rock Winter Classic Tennis Championships at Lake Harmony. A freshman at Abington Heights High School, Abdalla competed in the Girls 16- Under. She upset top0-seeded Kristy Bowman, of Mountaintop, in the quarter finals, 7-5,6-1. In the semi finals, she faced Grace Reilly of Moosic and won in straight sets, 6-1,6-2. In the finals, she faced Emily Jonsson, of Clarks Summit. Jonsson upset second-seeded Nathalie Joanlanne, of Dallas, in the first round, 6-2, 6-4. She defeated Morgan Weiss, of Philadelphia, in two sets, 7-6, 6-3. In the semi finals, she faced Emilia Jakubek, of Honesdale. They split the first two sets 6-4, 3-6. Jonsson prevailed in the last set, winning10-8 to advance to the final. Abdalla would be too strong in the finals and won the match, 6-1, 6-2.