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Pairings set for local girls tennis sectionals

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com

The pairings for the IHSAA girls tennis state tournament were made Monday afternoon in Indianapolis, and the six local teams in that sport now know their paths in the tourney.

New Castle Sectional

All five Henry County high schools will compete in the sectional tournament at New Castle High School.

Today, Knightstown faces Tri at 4:30 p.m. Thursday's round will have defending champion Shenandoah playing host New Castle at 4:30 p.m., followed by Blue River Valley facing Wednesday's Panthers vs. Titans victor.

The championship match will be played Friday at 4:30 pm. If rain interferes with any of the sessions, Saturday is the make-up date.

Richmond Sectional

All six Wayne County high schools are in this sectional tournament at Richmond High School.

Today's action at 4:30 p.m. will have Northeastern taking on host Richmond and Seton Catholic facing Hagerstown.

Thursday's semifinal round at 4:30 p.m. will feature Centerville playing the winner of the Knights vs. Red Devils match and Cambridge City Lincoln tangling with the victor of the Cardinals vs. Tigers match.

The championship match will be contested Friday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday will be the make-up day, if needed.

Every No. 1 single player or No. 1 doubles team who emerges from either sectional without a loss will move on to the individual state tournament in Richmond starting next week.

Richmond Regional

Winners of the New Castle and Richmond sectionals will advance to next week's regional at Richmond High School.

In semifinal action at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, sectional winners from Richmond and South Dearborn will play in one match, followed by winners of the New Castle and Connersville sectionals tangling in the other match.

The regional championship match between the Tuesday semifinal winners will be played 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.