During its current tournament run, the Columbus North girls tennis team has already turned the tables on one Conference Indiana squad that defeated it during the regular season.
Pulling off the same trick a second time will be a tall order.
The Bull Dogs, who checked in at No. 23 in the final state rankings of the regular season, will be a decided underdog today when they go up against No. 8 Terre Haute South, the lone remaining unbeaten in the state of Indiana.
The conference rivals will face off at 3 p.m. at Carmel High School. All of today’s winners will meet at North Central High School on Saturday for the semifinals and final.
A quick look at this weekend’s schedule and how North fared in its May 16 meeting with Terre Haute South, a 5-0 defeat:
Terre Haute South 5, Columbus North 0
Lauren Hambrock (THS) def. Aubrey Smith 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Erin Friedrich (THS) def. Paige Littrell 6-1, 7-5
Breanna Rogers (THS) def. Madelyn Sanders 6-4, 6-4
Sofia Saylor/Pamela Dorman (THS) def. Hannah Frey/Hannah Shoemaker 6-3, 6-2
Hunter Duncan/Lily Yeagley def. Yijiang Zhao/Shweta Srinivasan 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
IHSAA Girls Tennis State Finals
Match 1: No. 3 Cathedral (18-1) vs. No. 2 Carmel (13-1), 3 p.m.
Match 2: No. 8 Terre Haute South (22-0) vs. No. 23 Columbus North (19-6), 3 p.m.
At Center Grove
Match 3: No. 4 South Bend St. Joseph (17-2) vs. No. 10 Center Grove (17-3), 3 p.m.
Match 4: No. 6 Jasper (18-3) vs. No. 18 Fort Wayne Carroll (20-2), 3 p.m.
Saturday at North Central
Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner, 10 a.m.
Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner, 10 a.m.
Semifinal winners, 2 p.m.