Olentangy High School's Bri Brdicka and Kathleen Jones will compete in the Division I state girls tennis tournament, as will Liberty's Alexia Meyer.

Olentangy High School's Bri Brdicka and Kathleen Jones will compete in the Division I state girls tennis tournament, as will Liberty's Alexia Meyer.

The Braves doubles team and Meyer both finished third in the district tournament that concluded Oct. 11 at Columbus School for Girls. The top four finishers in singles and doubles advanced to state Friday, Oct. 17, at Ohio State and Saturday, Oct. 18, at Hilliard Davidson.

Brdicka and Jones defeated Sophia Wible and Sydney Simmons of Watterson 6-1, 6-2 and Dublin Coffman's Victoria Fan and Nari Johnson 6-1, 6-4 in the first two rounds at district Oct. 10 at Davidson.

On Oct. 11, they fell to Upper Arlington's Audrey Berger and Kyra Jung 6-2, 6-0 in a semifinal before beating Dublin Jerome's Victoria Chang and Rhiannon James 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in the third-place match.

They were the Braves' only district qualifiers.

Meyer beat New Albany's Alex Cash 6-2, 6-4 in the third-place match after losing to UA's Olivia Kompa 6-1, 6-2 in a semifinal. She opened with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Worthington Kilbourne's Erica Chen and defeated UA's Anna Reynolds 6-0, 7-5 in the second round.

Also competing in singles for Liberty was Sidney Reineke, who lost to Jerome's Ellee Bullock 6-0, 6-2 in the first round. Bullock won the singles title.

The Patriots also had two doubles entries. Anna Delaney and Sydney Setnar lost 7-6, 6-1 to eventual champions Kyah Thomas and Isis Thomas of Pickerington Central in the second round after beating Orange's Madison Riley and Sruti Chigurupati 6-1, 6-1.

Sonia Chhabria and Avivah Wang lost to Central's Nikkia Thompson and Madi Schott 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.

Orange entries comeup short at district

Orange had competitors on four of five courts at district.

Both doubles teams had tough draws. In addition to Riley and Chigurupati losing to the eventual champions, Mary Damko and Kat Dahs lost 6-1, 6-0 in the first round to Berger and Jung, who finished second.

In singles, Jessica Phelps lost to Bullock 6-2, 6-1 in the first round and Valerie Vassiliev lost to Watkins Memorial's Lexi Steer 6-4, 6-1 in the first round.