ATHENS — On Wednesday, Oct. 9, four members of the Washington Lady Lion tennis team — Brooklyn Foose, Shawna Conger, Payton Maddux and Sydnie Hall — took part in the Division II District meet held at Ohio University in Athens.
In singles, Foose lost to District runner-up and State-qualifier Madelyn Shipley of Adena, 1-6, 0-6.
Conger lost to Herman of East Liverpool, 3-6, 4-6.
In doubles, Maddux and Hall lost 3-6, 1-6 to State-qualifiers Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer of Wheelersburg.
Shipley lost in the first match at State to Rylie Hanford of West Geauga.
Sylvia Gray, a senior from Unioto, won her first match at State against Bella Kirby of Cincinnati Indian Hill.
Gray then lost to Carly Cohen of Gilmour Academy, 6-2, 6-0.
Cohen advanced to the State championship match, where she lost to Sydni Ratliff of Columbus Academy, 4-6, 5-7.
Gill and Sommer of Wheelersburg lost in the first round at State to Ruby Bolon and Esther Bolon of Lima Bath, 0-6, 0-6.
Hayley Hirsch and Morgan Coburn of Cincinnati Indian Hill won the Division II State doubles championship, going 4-0.