Centerville won its third consecutive tennis sectional championship. Photo by DAJO Photos

Centerville won the Richmond tennis sectional on Friday, May 17, defeating Northeastern 3-2 in a hard-fought match. The Bulldogs won at No. 2 singles, No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles. 

The Bulldogs advanced as a team to the Mount Vernon (Fortville) regional.

Northeastern has been eliminated from postseason play as a team, but Lauren Lacey at No. 1 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Chaia Gardner and Ella Coddington qualified for the individual state tournament with the sectional round to be played concurrently with the team tennis regional.  

Results by flight: (Scores not available)  

No. 1 singles: Lauren Lacey (NE) defeated Makenna Hartman (C) 

No. 2 singles: Kylar Marshall (C) defeated Josie Retz (NE) 

No. 3 singles: Ellie Cox (C) defeated Aubrey Mainous (NE) 

No. 1 doubles: Chaia Gardner and Ella Coddington (NE) defeated Addie Shipman and Avery Dickerson (C)

No. 2 doubles: Madi Fralick and Myleigh Hartman (C) defeated Alyssa Sheets and Olivia Null (NE)

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A version of this article appeared in the May 22 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Dan Harney is a sports reporter at the Western Wayne News.