High School Tennis

Vikings clinch third straight trip to tournament

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Northgate's boys tennis team clinched its third straight trip to the Class AAAAA tournament on Wednesday.

In one of the strongest tennis regions in Class AAAAA, Northgate's boys managed to keep its string of state playoff appearances alive on Wednesday.

The Vikings fought off Ola for a 3-2 victory at home before finishing as the No. 4 seed in this year's Region 4-AAAAA tournament, held at Northgate. Northgate will also host today's girls 4-AAAAA tournament.

On Wednesday, its boys lineup held off Ola thanks to a clinching victory at No. 2 doubles from Vikings Andrew Kelley and Peyton Thomas, with the duo needing a tiebreaker to give the program a state playoff berth for the third consecutive year.

Northgate's boys picked up straight set wins in singles at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions respectively from Larry Sloan and Chenowith to help push ahead 2-1 against the Mustangs, who earned wins at No. 3 singles as well as a 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to put the focus on Kelley and Thomas.

The Vikings' No. 2 pairing managed to hang on, winning 6-2, 5-7, 10-7 to clinch a trip to the state playoffs.

Chenowith went undefeated over three matches, which included 3-1 losses to Starr's Mill and McIntosh.

Starr's Mill defeated Union Grove for the Region 4-AAAAA championship, with McIntosh defeating Northgate 3-1 in the consolation finals for the No. 3 seed.

Chenowith earned the Vikings' win at No. 2 singles 7-6, 6-4 with all four contested lines winning at least two games.

Sloan dropped a 4-6, 4-6 decision while Northgate's No. 1 doubles team of Daniel Blocker and Alex Waldron fell 5-7, 2-6. Kelley and Thomas were also defeated 0-6, 2-6 at No. 2 doubles.

In a 3-1 loss to Starr's Mill, Chenowith earned a 6-1, 7-5 victory.



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