ELIZABETHTOWN – West Bladen’s doubles team of Autumn Brisson and Alyssa Bell defeated East Bladen’s Lily Lin and Alyssa Futrell 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday in the championship doubles match of the Three Rivers Conference Tennis Tournament.
Brisson and Bell advanced to the final match with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over West Bladen teammates Marley Fletcher & Courtney Hester in the semifinals. Lin & Hardin defeated the South Columbus team of Gore and Cribb 6-0, 6-1 in their semifinal.
In singles play, West Bladen’s Alyssa Smith advanced to the finals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over South Columbus’ Addison Jones. In the championship match, South Columbus’ Christa Formyduval defeated Smith 6-4, 6-4.
Smith advances to the MidEast Regional that begins in Carrboro on October 18 as the No. 2 seed from the Three Rivers.
Fletcher and Hester defeated Gore and Cribb 6-4, 7-5 to claim the No. 3 Three Rivers seed in the regional.
The East Bladen team of Carlie West & Heather Hardin won a pair of seeding matches Thursday and will be the No. 5 seed from the Three Rivers.
The West and Hardin team defeated Fairmont’s Lauren Barnes and Mikiyah Hunt 6-4, 6-3, then beat South Columbus’ Jones and Todd 5-7, 6-4 and 6-3 to win the regional berth.
A summary of Bladen County regional berths follow:
No. 2 singles – Alyssa Smith (WB)
No. 1 doubles – Autumn Brisson/Alyssa Bell (WB)
No. 2 doubles – Lilly Lin/Heather Hardin (EB)
No. 3 doubles – Marley Fletcher/Courtney Hester (WB)
No. 5 doubles – Carlie West/Heather Hardin (EB)