The Rockville Rox continued their unbeaten season on Friday night with a 4-1 match victory over the host Knights to capture the Northview Tennis Sectional.
The victory propels the Rox (16-0 overall) into the Center Grove Regional versus the host Trojans.
For the Knights, their No. 1 doubles team of Heather Palmer and Megan Love was victorious, winning a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 marathon that will advance them to regional action on Tuesday evening.
Rockville won all three singles match, with No. 1 Kelsey Hartman defeating senior Trace Hassler 6-0, 6-1 and Abigail Hanner winning over Northview's Melissa Miller, 6-4, 6-0. In No. 3 singles, the Knights Kristy Backfish was defeated 2-6, 4-6 by Rockville's Mica Brown.
In doubles, Sara Losin and Karla Hopkins of Rockville downed Sarah Cox and Rachel Deal 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Deal earns Academic All-State distinction
Northview senior Rachel Deal earned Academic All-State honors recently for the Knights.
Deal played soccer and tennis for the Knights this season.
Clay City senior Kari Bettenbrock was named to the Honorable Mention Academic All-State team in softball.
The senior will attend Indiana University next season to play softball for the Hoosiers.
Girls Tennis Sectional Championship
Friday May 21, 2004, at Northview
Rockville is the Northview Sectional Champion
Northview 1, Rockville 4
Trace Hassler (NV) lost to Kelsey Hartman (R) 0-6,1-6
Melissa Miller (NV) lost to Abigail Hanner (R) 4-6, 0-6
Kristy Backfish (NV) lost to Mica Brown (R) 2-6, 4-6
Heather Palmer-Megan Love (NV) def Lisa Akers-Julia Hill (R) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Sarah Cox-Rachel Deal (NV) lost to Sara Losin-Karla Hopkins (R) 6-2, 3-6, 3-6
1st Doubles of Heather Palmer-Megan Love of Northview won so they will play in the Regional on Tuesday at Center Grove.