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Two doubles teams reach state tennis tournament semifinals

Two doubles teams reach state tennis tournament semifinals

Two Howard County doubles teams advanced on Friday to the second day of the MPSSAA state tennis tournament at Wilde Lake Tennis Club.

Marriotts Ridge’s girls’ doubles team of Abby Thornton and Veronica Cuellar backed up their No. 1 seed with a pair of straight set victories to reach the semifinals, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, while Mt. Hebron’s Tess Weber and Michael Kimack also won two matches to reach the final four in mixed doubles.

Thornton, a two-time Howard County girls tennis Player of the Year who placed third at last year’s state tournament in girls’ singles, and Cuellar rolled into the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Easton’s Ella Joshi and Carli...

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