The Columbus Academy girls tennis team earned a third consecutive berth to the OTCA Division II state tournament with a 3-0 win over Wellington in a district final Oct. 1 at home.

The Vikings will play at state Oct. 20 at Reynoldsburg.

“It’s great to get there,” coach Tom Haddow said. “The girls are starting to play better now and a lot of them are enjoying the team aspect now. We’ve had good kids. They work hard.”

Academy swept the three singles matches to secure the district title.

Sydni Ratliff defeated Lauren Okoye 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, Carolyn Tsung defeated Kate Thompson 6-0, 6-0 at second singles and Alex Graham defeated Cassidy Chenelle 6-0, 6-2 at third singles.

The Vikings, who are 14-4, also defeated Wellington 5-0 in an MSL-Ohio Division match Sept. 5.

Academy last won a state team title in 2008. Last season, it defeated Dayton Oakwood 3-1 in the third-place match after losing to Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 3-0 in a semifinal. In 2017, it lost to Hathaway Brown 3-0 in the final.

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