BLOOMINGTON – Washington senior Sierra Sonnemaker and the Metamora duo of Mara Boast and Madi Brinkman qualified for next weekend’s state tournament with top-four finishes at the Class 1A Bloomington Sectional on Saturday.
Boast and Brinkman, the No. 2 seeds, finished second in doubles, dropping the final match to the top-seeded team of Charlie Santoris and Carley Hundman, 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Sonnemaker, seeded third in singles, lost to top-seeded and eventual sectional champ McKenna Schaefbauer of Normal U-High, 6-1, 6-1, in the semis. Sonnemaker won the third-place match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, over Kelsie Ayers of Bloomington.
The state tournament is set for next weekend in Buffalo Grove.