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Girls tennis: Avon Lake players fall at state

From staff and wire reports
COLUMBUS — Kayla Tuscany beat Nikki Chiricosta of Avon Lake on Friday to move into the semifinals of the Division I girls state tennis tournament.
Tuscany, of Miamisburg, eliminated Chiricosta 7-5, 6-2. She will face Stephanie Danesis of Richfield Revere in the semifinals today. Danesis defeated Maddy Eccleston of Toledo St. Ursula 6-3, 6-4.
Chiricosta opened the tourney with a 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 win over Niki Flower of Upper Arlington.
Kate Turvy of Dublin Coffman defeated Jasmine Lee of Canton GlenOak 6-2, 6-2 to also reached the final four. She’ll play Julia Metzger of Perrysburg in the semis. Metzger defeated Kara Sherwood of Mentor in the quarterfinals 6-1, 6-2.
In the Division I doubles tournament, Tara Majdalani and Meredith Morse of Toledo Notre Dame advanced to the semifinals. They’ll play Katie Pleiman and Nicci Dresden of Dayton Chaminade-Julienne.
The C-J team opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Avon Lake’s Cassie Simmelink and Jenna Goedde.

Division I


Kayla Tuscany, Jr., Miamisburg def. Nikki Chiricosta, Soph., Avon Lake 7-5, 6-2; Stephanie Danesis, Sr., Richfield Revere def. Maddy Eccleston, Tol. St. Ursula 6-3, 6-4; Kate Turvy, Jr., Dublin Coffman def. Jasmine Lee, Jr., Canton GlenOak 6-2, 6-2; Julia Metzger, Jr., Perrysburg def. Kara Sherwood, Soph., Mentor 6-1, 6-2.

Tara Majdalani, Sr. and Meredith Morse, Sr., Tol. Notre Dame def. Erika Sullivan, Jr. and Ashley Bonamer, Jr., Brecksville-Broadview Heights 6-2, 6-2; Katie Pleiman, Jr. and Nicci Dresden, Soph., Day. Chaminade-Julienne def. Courtney Fleissner, Jr. and Nancy Joyce, Soph., Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 6-2, 6-1; Loni Dickerhoof, Sr. and Trisha Conlan, Fr., Massillon Jackson def. Mallory Messenger, Sr. and Jaclyn Metzger, Sr., Perrysburg 6-3, 5-7, 6-1; Kathryn Farrar, Fr. and Jessica Easdale, Sr., Dublin Jerome def. Nida Safdar, Sr. and Komal Safdar, Fr., Cin. Ursuline 6-1, 6-1.

Division II


Gabby Steele, Jr., Cin. Summit Country Day def. Sheena Koushik, Jr., Gahanna Cols. Academy 6-0, 6-1; Katherine Bulling, Jr., Cin. Hills Christian Academy def. Mariah Mostardi, Jr., Ravenna 6-0, 6-2; Sabrina Jetli, Jr., Pepper Pike Orange def. Alyssa Ritchie, Sr., Waynesville 6-1, 6-3; Kelsey Haviland, Sr., Day. Oakwood def. Ashley Staub, Sr., Cols. School for Girls 6-4, 6-1.

Morgan Dorsey, Sr. and Cameron Dorsey, Soph., Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown def. Corinne Rauck, Soph., and Madison Morton, Fr., Cols. Bexley 6-4, 6-0; Caitlin O’Gara, Jr. and Maggie Sullivan, Jr., Middletown Fenwick def. Shreya Kundur, Sr. Nisha Nataraj, Soph., Gahanna Cols. Academy 6-1, 6-3; Holly Tu, Sr. and Val Micek, Jr., Gahanna Cols. Academy def. Julie Kirkland, Jr. and Katherine Pardue, Jr., Day. Miami Valley 6-4, 3-6, 7-5; Torrie Goudy, Sr. and Courtney Schaub, Sr., Lexington def. Jenny Graul, Sr. and Alex Niekamp, Jr., Kettering Alter 6-0, 6-0.

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