Blythe qualifies for state tennis tournament

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By Andrew Harner

Vandalia sophomore Hannah Blythe has qualified in singles for the Illinois High School Association state tennis tournament.

Blythe - the No. 4 seed at the Effingham Sectional - reached the championship semifinals on Friday night, winning her first two matches of the tournament.

She will be back in action in Effingham on Saturday at 9 a.m. for the semifinals, and either the championship or third-place match.

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The state tournament will be held from Oct. 26-28 at Buffalo Grove near Chicago.