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Daughters of ex-WVU QB win WPIAL "boys" tennis title

Written by Mike White on .

 Mike White | Friday, May 1, 5:15 p.m.

I'm not sure what ties these two events together, but here's one for the coincidence of the day:

One of the quarterbacks Major Harris beat out to become West Virginia's quarterback in 1987 was Mike Timko. Harris was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame Thursday. One day later, Timko's daughters won the WPIAL "boys" doubles tennis championship.

Sisters Karli and Tanya Timko, who attend Chartiers-Houston High School, won the WPIAL Class AA boys title this afternoon at Lakevue Racquet Club in Valencia with a dominating 6-2, 6-1 victory against Tin Chu and Drew Gallatin of Thomas Jefferson.

Mike Timko and his wife, Shari, were on hand to watch the championship. Shari was a standout gymnast at West Virginia and is in the school's sports Hall of Fame.

Karli and Tanya Timko played in the boys' doubles tennis championship because Char-Houston dropped its girls' tennis program last fall because of a lack of interest. The Timkos won WPIAL and PIAA Class AA doubles tennis "girls" tennis championships in the fall of 2007. Karli and Tanya will play singles for the Char-Houston boys' team in the team playoffs that begin Monday.

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