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Martins 4th at state tennis tourney

Staff Report


COLUMBUS — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ sisters Meili and Minda Martin finished fourth in the doubles division of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state tennis tournament.

Meili, a junior, and Minda, a freshman, teamed up to post a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lucy Grierson and Alex Riegelsberger of Rocky River in their first match.

The Martin sisters then beat Dayton Oakwood’s Megan Connelly and Annie Lutz 6-4, 6-3 to reach the semifinals only to lose a tough match to Andrea Ballinger and Hannah Wexner of Columbus Academy, 6-2, 6-4.

In the third place match, Natalie Allen and Brooke Sandridge of Dayton Chaminade-Julienne managed to get past the Martin sisters 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

Ballinger and Wexner went on to win the state championship.