Two there, one pending.
The Geneva doubles tandem of Alyx Lynham and Anna Forman earned a spot in next week’s Division II district tennis tournament with a pair of victories at the Brush sectional tournament on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Jefferson’s Megan Cowling is one victory away from joining Lynham and Forman next week at the district next week on the Harvard Courts at Weis Park in Canton.
Lynham and Forman, the second-seeded team at the sectional, defeated Hawken’s Sophie Kerman and Lene Goran in the opening match after having a first-round bye, 6-2, 6-2, then peeled Orange’s Nisha Krishman and Shivangi Bhatia, 6-2, 6-0.
Lynahm and Forman were played for only the third time in an actual match Wednesday, making their performance even more impressive. They were coming off a tough three-set loss at NDCL on Monday.
“(The NDCL match) might have been a blessing in disguise,” Geneva coach Scott Torok said. “It was a tough match, one that prepared them for sectional.”
The Eagle tandem will take on third-seeded NDCL today in a semifinal, with a spot in the sectional championship match on the line.
“It’s important, because you really don’t want to head to district as a fourth seed, if you can avoid it,” Torok said. “So it’s important to go back (today) and play well again.”
Cowling received a first-round bye, then defeated Geneva’s Brooke Mihalick in the second round in a match in which both sets went to tiebreakers, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5).
She then knocked off Chagrin Falls’ Lauren Mahoney, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
Cowling will play Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Mary Lenk today, with a spot in next week’s district tournament on the line.
The district will be played next Friday in Canton.