Sullivan will open girls tennis sectional against Terre Haute South

INDIANAPOLIS — The sectional pairings for the 46th annual IHSAA girls tennis state Tournament were revealed to an online audience via IHSAAtv.org on Monday night.

A total of 305 schools were drawn and placed into brackets for the team tournament which begins Wednesday.

The 64 team sectional winners will advance to regional play May 25-26 at 16 sites. The regional champions will advance to semi-state play May 29 at Center Grove, Homestead, Jasper and LaPorte. 

The eight-team state finals are scheduled for June 5-6 with state quarterfinal matches played at Carmel and Center Grove while semifinals and the state championship matches at North Central in Indianapolis. 

Locally at the Terre Haute North Sectional, the host Lady Patriots will play West Vigo in the first match at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The second match will feature Terre Haute South vs. Sullivan, also starting at 5 p.m. South won the sectional in 2019 as the season was cancelled last year because of COVID-19.

The two winners will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday for the sectional championship.

Sullivan is 20-0 and wins over all three sectional teams, including a 3-2 victory over South and a 3-1 win over North.

South Bend St. Joseph, top-ranked according to the latest poll from the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association, will host South Bend Clay in Sectional 64. 

Second-ranked Carmel will play host to Westfield in Sectional 57 and third-ranked Park Tudor will host Pike in Sectional 11. 

Munster, which hosts Griffith in Sectional 56, holds the state’s longest sectional championship string in the sport winning 43 years in a row. That mark is the second-longest active streak in the state in all sports trailing only Evansville Mater Dei’s wrestling team which won its 45th straight sectional back in January. 

TERRE HAUTE NORTH

GIRLS TENNIS SECTIONAL

Wednesday

Terre Haute North vs West Vigo, 5 p.m.

Terre Haute South vs. Sullivan, 5 p.m.

Thursday

Championship, 5 p.m.

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