Tennis players fall at state meet

In golf, JFK's Katie Rogner was second and South Range's Ariel Witmer was third.
COLUMBUS -- All of the area's tennis players were defeated Friday at the state tournament at Ohio State.
Stephanie Gula of Howland was eliminated by Ashleigh Witt of Lakota West 6-3, 6-3 in a Division I first-round singles match.
Kim Ezzo of Ursuline was eliminated by Christiana Raymond of Worthington Christian, 6-2, 6-2 in a Div. II first-round match.
Lauren Sullick and Christina Brant of Canfield defeated Jayne Miely and Stacey Cox of Upper Arlington, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in a Div. I first-round doubles match, then lost to Ashley McCall and Emily Pham of Mason, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).
Megan Bennett and Jessica Mullis of Poland were eliminated by Christina Danosi and Ashley Staub of Columbus School for Girls, 6-1, 6-3 in a Div. II first-round doubles match.
The state tournament continues today at Hilliard Davidson High School.
State golf
COLUMBUS -- Canfield shot a 371 Friday to rest in 11th place in the girls state golf championship.
Junior Danielle Gagliardi shot a 46-44--90 to lead the Cardinals at Ohio State University's Gray golf course.
Jamie Berndt carded a 44-49--93 while in at 94 were Jennifer Hudock (47-47) and Christine Brown (47-47).
The fifth Canfield golfer, senior Samantha Meier, had a 48-49--97.
Warren JFK senior Katie Rogner shot a 40-34--74 for second place among individual participants.
Tied for third was Ariel Witmer of South Range with a 39-39--78.
West Chester Lakota West fired a 318 to take the lead in the girls Division I tournament. Massillon Perry and Cincinnati Ursuline Academy are 21 strokes back.
Lancaster's Allie White, an individual qualifier, is the leader in the race for medalist honors. She shot a 71.
The final 18 holes are scheduled to be played today.

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