High School Sports

High school tennis: State College’s Cooper Josephs to play for District 6 title

Cooper Josephs will play Chad Allender for the District 6 Class AAA Singles Championship on Saturday.

The State College player set up his championship showdown with his Altoona counterpart after Josephs made quick work of two opponents in the quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday.

In the quarters, Josephs met Central Mountain’s Tom Rodabaugh and Josephs cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win. In the semis, Josephs handled Altoona’s Ryan Good in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

Allender beat Josephs’ teammate Enrique Del Castillo, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarters then edged Hollidaysburg’s Amir Alkhafaji in the semis, 6-4, 6-4.