Longtime Poquoson resident Charo Hunter and former William and Mary standout Christopher (Mast) Witherspoon, a Suffolk native, are part of a team that won the district (state) championship for 4.5-rated senior women.

That squad, captained by Diane Deaton of Virginia Beach, will head to the Mid-Atlantic Section championship Sept. 7-9 at Huntington Park.

Witherspoon went 3-0 and Hunter 1-1 at the district event at Wintergreen, in which their squad won three dual matches -- 2-1 over a Northern Virginia team and 3-0 against teams from Norfolk and Richmond. Each team match consisted of three doubles matches.

The sectional champ will advance to the nationals. The sectional field will consist of the Northern Virginia team that placed second at the district event, plus two Maryland squads (Forty West and Montgomery).