Senior Rosie Gilatis will get to play on her home courts at least one more time as she and junior Helen Hoag will represent the Columbus School for Girls tennis team in the Division II district tournament.
The duo competed together in doubles for the Unicorns in their home sectional Oct. 5 and 6 and finished third, as the top four finishers in singles and doubles advanced to district.
The district tournament begins Thursday, Oct. 11, at CSG and concludes Saturday, Oct. 13, at Reynoldsburg with semifinals, finals and placement matches. The top four finishers advance to the state tournament Oct. 19 and 20 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Gilatis and Hoag were paired last postseason and won a sectional title before going 1-1 at district.
This season at sectional, the duo beat Worthington Christian's Anna Kremnitzer and Caroline Mousa 6-2, 6-0, Marion Pleasant's Ashlynn Drollinger and Kayla McCoy 6-1, 6-1 and Olentangy Berlin's Maggie Torlone and Emma Reger 7-5, 6-0 in a quarterfinal.
The following day, Gilatis and Hoag lost to Wellington's Akua Antwui-Woods and Alexis Burkhalter 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in a semifinal and beat Jonathan Alder's Abigail Watkins and Eliza Watkins 6-2, 6-1 in the third-place match.
"They demonstrated perseverance, grace and steadfastness against Wellington," coach Sean Delaney said. "They battled hard. They were determined against Jonathan Alder and played huge at the net in that one."
Also in doubles at sectional, Haley Tobias and Megan Hardy reached a district-qualifying match before losing 6-1, 6-3 to Wellington's Isabella Vegas and Olivia Vegas.
In singles, Emma Showe and Sophia Vershinin reached district-qualifying matches before losing. Showe lost 6-0, 6-2 to Worthington Christian's Amanda Mayotte and Vershinin fell 7-5, 6-3 to Wellin gton's Camille Olmstead.
Also in singles, Sophia Perry lost to Jonathan Alder's Maddy Grove 6-1, 6-0 in the first round.
Golf team finishes second in CCL
The golf team won the CCL postseason tournament Oct. 6 at NorthStar, shooting a 382 to edge second-place DeSales (385).
CSG went 7-1 in the CCL to tie DeSales for first place, ahead Watterson (4-4), Hartley (2-6) and Ready (0-8). However, the Stallions earned the league championship based on the tiebreaker of overall strokes.
The Unicorns shot a 382 in the CCL preseason tournament Aug. 15 at NorthStar to finish second to DeSales (366) and totaled 764 strokes for the two league tournaments. The Stallions' stroke total was 751.
CSG finished third (382) behind Bloom-Carroll (379) and Worthington Christian (379) in the Division II district tournament Oct. 1 at Darby Creek, where the top team and top individual not on the qualifying team advanced to state Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at Ohio State's Gray Course.
Bloom-Carroll won the fifth-score tiebreaker to advance and Johnstown's Gabby Thomas (71) was medalist and the individual state qualifier.
CSG, which does not have any seniors, was led at district by sophomore Kate Kramer, who placed fifth with an 83. She was followed by sophomore Caroline Kromalic (92), freshman Emily Bruce (100), sophomore Isabella Minkin (107) and junior Vara Mehra (116).
Also on the roster was junior Leslie Robins.
CSG reached district by shooting a 402 in a sectional Sept. 24 at Blacklick Woods to finish second behind Bloom-Carroll (394).
Soccer team closes regular season
The soccer team was seeking to finish the regular season with a winning record.
The Unicorns were 6-7-1 overall before playing Zanesville Rosecrans on Oct. 8 and Columbus Academy on Oct. 10 and finished 1-2 in the CCL after losing to Hartley 1-0 on Oct. 6. They beat Cristo Rey 4-0 on Oct. 2 and Ready 2-1 in a league game Oct. 4.
Against Ready, Blair Glimcher and Sydney Bennett scored and goalkeeper Emma Spangler made seven saves. Glimcher, Hattie Person, Fu Xiang Maynard and Annie Feibel all scored against Cristo Rey.
CSG is seeded seventh in the Division III district tournament and will play host to 10th-seeded Fisher Catholic in the first round Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Field hockey team preps for postseason
The field hockey team will close the regular season Thursday, Oct. 11, at home against Dublin Scioto.
The Unicorns were 3-10 and had lost five games in a row before playing Olentangy Berlin on Oct. 8. They lost 6-1 to host Dublin Jerome on Oct. 1, as Kayla Badyna scored and goalie Olivia Barry-Wilson made four saves.
CSG is seeded 14th in the district tournament and will open the postseason with a second-round game at third-seeded Worthington Kilbourne on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Below are the coming schedules for the Columbus School for Girls cross country and volleyball teams:
Oct. 13 -- CCL meet at Otterbein
Oct. 11 -- At Patriot Prep
Oct. 17 -- Home vs. ninth-seeded London or 16th-seeded Buckeye Valley in second round of Division II district tournament. The Unicorns are seeded 14th.