PORTSMOUTH — Eight Scioto Countians will be participants in next week’s Division II Southeast District girls tennis tournament.
The top six qualifying singles and doubles teams, from Tuesday and Wednesday’s sectional tournaments held at Portsmouth High School and Shawnee State University respectively, earned their place to compete for a trip to the state tournament.
In the doubles tournament, Wheelersburg’s Maegan Jolly and Emily Janney defeated their teammates Isabella Hamilton and Maria Nolan in the finals match (3-6, 6-1, 7-5).
By doing so, Jolly and Janney earned the No. 1 qualifying spot out of six qualifying teams, while Hamilton and Nolan earned a second-place finish.
Notre Dame’s Mollie Creech and Savanah Holtgrewe defeated Waverly’s Greenlee Thacker and Maggi Armstrong in the fifth-place match (6-2, 6-2) — to themselves earn a district qualifying spot.
Thacker and Armstrong qualified as the sixth-place team.
Third and fourth place in the doubles tournament belonged to Logan Elm’s Keller Clouse and Erin Gaskin and Logan Elm’s Ella Bennington and Brooke Anderson, respectively.
South Point’s Meredith Riley defeated Athens’ Anna Chen in the singles tournament finals, and advanced to the district tournament as the top-two seeds.
Notre Dame’s Kat Nelson defeated Minford’s Addy Akers (6-3, 6-0) in the third -place match, as both earned the opportunity to compete in next week’s district tournament.
Waverly’s Blossom Smith and Kayla Barker played one another in the fifth-place match, and Smith (6-1, 1-6, 7-6) narrowly edged her Lady Tiger teammate for the higher qualifying spot.
The Division II district tournament, being combined with the East District, will proceed the Division II state tournament in Mason.
Two singles players and two doubles teams from the respective tournaments will advance to state.
Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 370-0713 ext. 1930, by email at email@example.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2021 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved