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

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Butler
- 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.
Singles
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
Doubles
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.


2007
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.
Singles
2-Stefan Kemp (B) def. Josh Elser 6-2, 6-0; 3-Evan Kowalski (B) def. Josh Laura 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles
1-Andrew Direnzo-Andrew Sykes (B) def. Anthony Firetto-Dan Fisher 6-1, 6-3.
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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.
Singles
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.
Doubles
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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