NORWALK – With a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (5) win in the regional doubles final CeJay Blakely and Deseree Stubbe qualified for the state doubles tournament, advancing past Kuemper Catholic.
The duo completed the day 4-0 in their four matches and broke the Knights' serve to stay in the match down 6-5 in the third and final set.
Earning a third set tiebreaker, Stubbe and Blakely were tied at 4-points-all when Blakely punished a ball at net. Stubbe followed suit with a putaway volley to take a 6-4 lead.
After dropping the next point, a Knights unforced error into the net sealed Clarke's doubles duo slot as regional champions.
Editor's note: A full story can be found in the May 24th edition of the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune.