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Last updated: Sat. May. 31, 2014 - 02:14 pm EDT

Canterbury falls in tennis semistate match

No. 2 North Central wins 4-1


The Canterbury girls tennis team's season came to an end Saturday morning at the Concordia Semistate against No. 2-ranked North Central. The Panthers won the match 4-1 to advance to Friday's state finals in Indianapolis.

The No. 10 Cavaliers' only win came at No. 3 singles where sophomore Ava Vanhelfteren defeated Sydney Roach 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

No. 2 singles player Chelsea Himes lost to Carolin McAuley 6-0, 6-0, the No. 1 doubles team of Georgia Lea Williams and Jaclyn Sider lost to Alexandra McKinzie and Katherine Sommers 6-4, 6-1 and Canterbury's No. 2 doubles team of Eleanor McCandless and Meghana Pamidi lost to Cassie Davis and Katherine Keesling 6-3, 6-1.

Canterbury No. 1 singles player Leah Barnes also saw her undefeated season end with a 7-5, 6-4 loss to North Central's Claire Reifeis who is 26-1. Barnes' junior season ends with a 25-1 record.

The Cavaliers finish the season with an 18-2 record. Chelsea Himes completes her senior season at 23-3, and Vanhelfteren is 23-3. Williams and Soder are 7-15, and McCandless and Parmidi are 17-5.

The only local players remaining in the individual state tournament are the Carroll doubles team of senior Makenzie Schoeff and junior Taylor Stanchin and Norwell senior singles player Brittany Barger. The Chargers will take a 25-2 record and Barger a 15-3 mark into Saturday's Kokomo Regional.

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