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Girls wins boys city doubles title

5/2/2009 - Tennis

VALENCIA, Pa. -- Two sisters won the Pittsburgh-area boys doubles tennis championship.

Karli and Tayla Timko defeated Tin Chu and Drew Gallatin of Thomas Jefferson High 6-2, 6-1 Friday to win the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League doubles title.

The sisters, from Chartiers-Houston High, competed in the boys division because their school dropped its girls tennis program. The Timkos won the girls doubles title last year.

Their father is Mike Timko, a former West Virginia quarterback in the 1980s. Their mother, Shari Retton Timko, is a former WVU gymnast and sister of 1984 Olympic all-around champion Mary Lou Retton.

The Timko sisters will compete in the Pennsylvania boys championships May 22-23.