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SE headed to quarterfinals
Kessler survives two tiebreakers as Lady Mustangs advance
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Jessie Kessler outlasted West Laurens’ Christi Baker in two tiebreakers, taking her No. 2 singles match as the South Effingham girls tennis team advanced to the Class AAA quarterfinals 3-2 Tuesday.

The Lady Mustangs and Lady Raiders were tied 2-2, having split the doubles matches and the other singles matches. Kessler won the first set 7-6 (7-2) and took the second set 7-6 (7-1) for the win.

Megan Dunbar won at No. 1 singles for South Effingham, beating April Fowler 6-2, 6-2. West Laurens’ Katherine Woodard topped Katie Tanner 7-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

Cassie Hiatt and Allison Williford beat Morgan Miles and Meredith Miles 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 at No. 1 doubles. West Laurens’ No. 2 doubles team of Vini Gulanti  and India Cowell edged Ciara Knowles and Katherine Perrin 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

South Effingham will host Columbus on Friday.

No. 1 Megan Dunbar d. April Fowler 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Jessie Kessler d. Christi Baker (in two tie breaker sets) 7-6(7-2), 7-6 (7-1)
No. 3 Katherine Woodard d. Katie Tanner 7-6, 6-3
No. 1 Cassie Hiatt/Allison Williford d. Morgan Miles/ Meredith Miles  7- 6 (8-6), 6-3  
No. 2 Vini Gulanti/India Cowell d. Ciara Knowles/ Katherine Perrin 3-6, 6-4, 6-3