High School Sports

State College’s Vanden advances to District 6 boys’ tennis final

State College’s Nick Vanden advanced to finals of the District 6 Class AAA Singles Championships on Friday.

Vanden, the No. 1 seed, overcame Hollidaysburg’s Rami Ahkafalji in the semifinals 6-4, 7-6 (4), closing out the match in a tiebreaker.

“Nick did a wonderful job of handling today’s challenges,” State College coach Jane Borden said. “He stayed focused and closed things out when he had the opportunity.”

In the quarterfinals, Vanden cruised past Central Mountain’s Kline Williams 6-1, 6-0.

The Little Lions’ Fernando del Castillo fell 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to Altoona’s Kyle Good.

Vanden plays Hollidaysburg’s Sam Skye in the final on Saturday.