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Dozens of local girls reach district tennis tournament

By Michael Beaven Published: October 11, 2012

The girls tennis season hits the district tournament this weekend with state just around the corner.

There are 38 area tennis players who will participate in a district tournament in either Division I or Division II.

Both divisions feature 16 singles players and 16 doubles units. The top six in each division will advance to the state tournament.

Sectional champions Ali Garrity of Medina and Tessa Hill of Jackson are both No. 1 seeds and highlight a group of 10 area singles players at the Division I district tournament at Oberlin College on Thursday and Saturday.

Hudson and North Canton Hoover both had doubles units win Division I sectional titles last week to earn No. 1 seeds. The Explorers duo is Grace Lu and Natalie Arcoria. The Vikings tandem is Natalie Bourlas and Nicolette Bourlas.

In Division II, Theresa Reinhart of St. Thomas Aquinas is a sectional champ and No. 1 seed. Doubles units from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and Field also hold the No. 1 distinction after winning a sectional title. Bea Konstan and Maddie Haskell comprise the Royals tandem. Abigail Hellwig and Larissa Douvikas form the Falcons duo. 

In Division I, the other area district qualifiers in singles are: Aurora's Maddie Gilley and Taylor Miotke, Green's Danielle Beyes, Hudson's Kati Mdzinarishvili, Kent Roosevelt's Andrea Krebs, Lake's Katherine McCauley and Walsh Jesuit's Katelyn Hissong and Emily Hissong.

The other Division I area district qualifiers in doubles are: Highland's Allie Welch and Ashley Lengel, Hoover's Lauren Daugherty and Alivia Arnold, Jackson's Leah Shaheen and Kalyn Schirack, Revere's Amira Hendrickson and Hayley Hendrickson and Walsh's Anne-Marie Kurtz and Gina Costanzo. 

In Division II, the other area district qualifiers in singles are: Archbishop Hoban's Anne Kramer, Canton Central Catholic's Bella Sirpilla and St. Thomas Aquinas' Neya Sterling. 

The other Division II area district qualifiers in doubles are: Hoban's Elisa DiMeo and Michelle Felden, Norton's Jessica Duncan and Donna Kitchens and St. Thomas Aquinas' Sarah Mudd and Danielle Palutsis.



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