Circleville seniors Emma Shaw and Kara Hinton won a pair of matches on Wednesday during the Division II Southeast-East districts tournament at Portsmouth High School to secure a spot in the state tournament.
The CHS duo opened the day by rallying for a 3-6, 6-3 and 6-1 win over Cambridge’s Kara Loader and Ziciah Gibson.
Hinton and Shaw then did it again against Logan Elm’s Keller Couse and Hope Akers, bouncing back from a 3-6 opening set loss to win the next two 6-0 and 8-6 (tiebreak) and claim the marathon set to punch their ticket to state.
The CHS duo finished as the district runner-up, falling to East Liverpool’s Sydney Cooper and Gianna Davis 6-1 and 6-3 in the championship match.
Clouse and Akers started their stay at the district tournament with a 6-1 and 6-0 win over Wheelersburg’s Payton Walker and Isabella Hamilton.
Logan Elm’s Ella Bennington qualified for district in singles. She opened her day with a 6-2 and 6-4 win over East Liverpool’s McKenzie Harman and then fell 1-6 and 0-6 to Wheelersburg’s Maddie Gill.
The state tournament is scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Teays Valley 2,
Fairfield Union 0
Teays Valley struck for two goals in the second half on Wednesday to record a 2-0 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over visiting Fairfield Union.
Landon Garrett-Kelly buried a penalty kick three minutes into the second half to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. The PK was earned by Chase Young being fouled in the box.
Elijah Suhayda gave the Vikings some breathing room when he scored with 12:22 remaining in the match.
Reese Sauerbrun turned in a clean sheet that included three saves for the Vikings.
Max Brooks scored the lone goal of an MSL-Buckeye match on Wednesday to send host Circleville to a 1-0 win over Amanda-Clearcreek.
Nick Burns recorded a pair of saves in the shutout effort.
Logan Elm 3,
Liberty Union 2
Logan Elm earned its 10th win of the season on Wednesday with a 3-2 MSL-Buckeye win over host Liberty Union.
Cole Conaway scored a pair of goals in the win and Landon Long chipped in the other scoring tally for the Braves (10-5-1). Caleb Eplin and Luke Thompson each had an assist.
Braden Sabine made 13 saves to help the Braves secure the victory.
Logan Elm hosts Fairfield Union next Thursday to open the tournament.
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