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Canterbury’s Chelsea Himes hits a backhand to Bishop Luers’ Maddie Brown in a singles match Wednesday at Homestead. Himes won 6-3, 6-1. To see a photo gallery, go to
High school tennis sectionals

Spartans, Cavs in finals

Homestead and Canterbury both advanced to the finals of the Homestead girls tennis sectional finals Wednesday with convincing wins.

The host Spartans beat Wayne 5-0, while the Cavaliers beat Bishop Luers, also 5-0.

Homestead and Canterbury will play for the sectional championship at 4:30 p.m. today.

The Spartans lost only three games to the Generals, while the Cavs’ Leah Barnes raised her record at No. 1 singles to 21-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Luers’ Natalie Rahrig.

LEO 5, SNIDER 0: The Lions improved to 10-1 with the win at the Carroll Sectional.

Jennifer Timbrook won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0 over Heather Blair.

NORTHROP 4, CHURUBUSCO 1: The Bruins won a couple of tough matches to help them advance at the Carroll Sectional.

Courtney Egly won at No. 2 singles over Camille Cseri 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, while Emily Berrera and Anna Eads won at No. 2 doubles over Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

CONCORDIA 4, NEW HAVEN 1: Four of the five matches went to a third set as the host Cadets held off the Bulldogs.

Concordia won three-setters at No. 3 singles with Brooke Smith, at No. 1 doubles with Carolynn Stouder and Lauren Sgro and at No. 2 doubles with Samantha Berning and Christine Wright.

SOUTH ADAMS 3, BLUFFTON 2: Brittany Potts’ win at No. 1 singles set the close tone for the Starfires at the Norwell Sectional.

Potts beat the Tigers’ Rachel Bertsch 6-3, 6-4.

BELLMONT 3, NORWELL 2: The Braves got a big win in three sets from Brielle Adams at No. 3 singles at the Norwell Sectional.

Adams beat Norwell’s Heather Phillips 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

ANGOLA 3, DEKALB 2: The host Hornets advanced with a close win over the Barons.

DeKalb took the top two singles positions before Angola won at No. 3 singles and both doubles positions.

COLUMBIA CITY 4, WAWASEE 1: Katie Doerhmann’s tough win at No. 3 singles helped the Eagles advance at the Warsaw Sectional.

Doerhmann won 7-6 (7-2), 6-1 over Wawasee’s Chelsea Carolus.