Lakota West seniors Nicole Soutar and Tori Turner defeated Lakota East senior Taylor Holden and sophomore Maddy Mueck, 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-4 in the final of the district tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason Saturday.Prior to the match, both Lakota doubles teams had already qualified to compete in this upcoming weekend’s state tennis tournament when they advanced to the district semifinals on Thursday.
Turner and Soutar will each be making their first state appearances. According to Kevin Goheen of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Turner hadn’t played for Lakota West since her freshman season, deciding instead to concentrate on USTA junior play.
“I wanted to come back and give it another try because I had so much fun my freshman year,” Turner told The Enquirer.
Meanwhile, this will be the fourth appearance at state for Holden, who competed in the singles bracket last fall.
The first two rounds of the state tournament will take place this Friday starting at 9 a.m. on the Ohio State outdoor varsity tennis courts.
Tournament play will then wrap up Saturday at Hilliard Davidson High School. Tournament play will, again, begin at 9 a.m.