Riley earns 2nd straight trip to state tennis tournament

Published 2:12 am Thursday, October 14, 2021

South Point Lady Pointers’ tennis standout Meredith Riley won her second straight district championship on Tuesday and will now play in the state tournament Oct. 22-23 in Mason. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Boggs/Portsmouth Daily Times)


Meredith Riley

Jim Walker

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PORTSMOUTH — Meredith Riley is starting to develop a habit that she hopes she’ll never kick.

The South Point Lady Pointers’ sophomore tennis standout won her second straight Division 2 district championship and will be making the trip to Mason for another appearance in the state tournament.

Riley swept Athens’ Lady Bulldogs Anna Chen 6-0, 6-1 in the district finals to earn her berth in the state tournament. Riley downed Maddie Gill of Wheelersburg in the finals last season.

Chen is a 3-time state tournament qualifier. The senior qualified in doubles the past 2 seasons and qualified in singles this year as a runner-up.

The state tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.