The No. 14-ranked Canterbury girls tennis team beat No. 17 Greenwood 3-2 on Friday at the state quarterfinals to advance to today's semifinals. The Cavaliers, 16-2, got a key three-set win by sophomore Chelsea Himes to win the match and advance to play No. 10 Indianapolis Cathedral at 10 a.m. at Indianapolis North Central.
Canterbury's Leah Barnes won her match at No. 1 singles by beating previously undefeated Jackie Kawamoto 6-1, 6-4, but the Cavalier's Paige Bixler lost to Jade Kawamoto 6-0, 6-0. Himes came back to beat Makenzie Estrem 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for what turned out to be the deciding point in the team competition.
In doubles, Canterbury's Erica Godley and Minali Aggarwal defeated Taylor Hudnall and Mattie White 6-1, 6-2. The Greenwood duo of Brittany Toney and Allison Youngerman defeated Canterbury's Lauren White and Helen Li 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1) in a marathon.
``It was windy and I was a little concerned about that, but we handled the wind pretty well I thought,'' Canterbury coach Jerry Gerig said. ``Paige played an incredible opponent, and we had to get it somewhere else and Chelsea came through.''
No. 1 Evansville Memorial will play No. 2 Carmel in the other semifinal. The championship match will start at 2 p.m.