The St. Xavier and Sacred Heart tennis teams both won sectional titles Saturday to advance to Wednesday’s state semifinals at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.
Host St. X beat Trinity 3-0 in the sectional semifinals and then knocked off South Oldham 3-0 in the final.
Picking up victories for the Tigers against Trinity were Sean Donohue (No. 1 singles), Brandon Lancaster (No. 2 singles) and Coleman Cox and Nick Waldeck (No. 2 doubles).
Against South Oldham, the Tigers got victories from Lancaster (No. 2 singles), Liam Friel (No. 3 singles) and Evan McCullough and Matt Graft (No. 2 doubles).
St. X, which has won four straight state titles, will play in the state semifinals at 5 p.m. Wednesday against an opponent to be determined. The state final is set for 6 p.m. Thursday.
Sacred Heart beat Manual 3-0 in the sectional semifinals at the Tennis Club at Springhurst and then defeated host Elizabethtown 3-0 in the final.
Individual scores were unavailable.
The Valkyries will play in the state semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against an opponent to be determined. The state final is slated for 6 p.m. Friday.