The Worthington Christian High School girls tennis team has advanced two doubles teams to the Division II district tournament after having one doubles team qualify a year ago.
The duos of senior Caroline Carpenter and sophomore Christina Hemmingsen and seniors Grace Harper and Brooke Hockenberry both advanced to district, which will be held Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at Columbus School for Girls, by finishing in the top four at sectional.
The two doubles teams won their first three matches in the CSG sectional held Oct. 3, 5 and 7 before losing in semifinal matches. They faced each other in the third-place match Oct. 7, with Carpenter and Hemmingsen winning 6-1, 7-5.
"It really is very exciting (to advance both doubles teams)," coach Midge Taylor said. "They were very consistent, they were serving well and they worked really well together as doubles teams. Hockenberry and Harper have played together all season. The other doubles team, Carpenter and Hemmingsen, just started playing together, and they're doing well."
Competing at sectional in singles were junior Andra Polsdorfer, who lost in the second round, and senior Maddie Tjoelker and junior Joy Pritchard, both of whom lost in the first round.
The top two finishers in singles and doubles at district will advance to state Oct. 18 at Ohio State and Oct. 19 at Hilliard Davidson.
Girls soccer team earns top seed
The girls soccer team, which is ranked second in the Division III state poll, has received the No. 1 seed for the district tournament.
The Warriors, who are 12-1-1 overall, have a first-round bye and will play host to fourth-seeded Columbus Academy or No. 13 Liberty Union in the second round Oct. 17. They beat Academy 3-0 on Aug. 27.
Worthington Christian, which is 12-1-1 overall and 5-0 in the MSL-Ohio Division, closes its league schedule Saturday, Oct. 12, at home against Bexley. The Lions were 3-0 in the league before playing London on Oct. 8 and have a league contest against Grandview on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Boys soccer team seeded third
The boys soccer team, which is 9-3-1 overall and 4-0 in the MSL-Ohio, concludes the regular season with league games against Grove City Christian (Thursday, Oct. 10) and Bexley (Saturday, Oct. 12).
Worthington Christian, which is ranked ninth in the Division III state poll, is the third seed in the district tournament and has a first-round bye. It will play host to 16th-seeded Village Academy or 21st-seeded Patriot Prep in the second round Oct. 19.