Big Reds and Crusaders going for glory on the tennis court.

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WTAP)- The West Virginia high school tennis championships begin a 3 day run in Charleston on Thursday.
Parkersburg High and Parkersburg Catholic both figure to compete for team and individual crowns.

The Big Reds boys team is coming off a Class AAA regional championship a week ago.

Jacob Boone, Seena Saadevandi, Nick McBride and Jaxen Ranson are headed to the state in the singles competition. Those players will also be competing in the number 1 and number 2 doubles teams, along with Canyon Alkire and Matt Pierson who make up the number 3 doubles team.

The PHS girls finished second in the regional a week ago. The Big Reds qualified 6 players including Bairavi Sundaram, Brylee Jackson, Cameron Hanshaw, Kelsie Sanders, Laurel Sanders, and Farrah McGinnis

The Big Reds boys are coached by Jeff Olson, while Heidi Asbury coaches the girls.

The Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders are looking to bring home boys and girls team titles in Class AA-A/.

The Crusader boys will be going for the second team championship in the last 3 years.

The boys dominated in last week's regional, qualifying all 4 of their singles for state: Aidan Roberts, Ben Vierheller, Cary Roberts and Bradon Nguyen. Along with the number 1 doubles team, and Ethan Lang and Andrew Shaw in the number 3 doubles.

The Crusader girls also are coming off of a championship performance in the regional.

Coach Jason Discini's entry on the girls side includes, 2 time defending champion Marie Discini, Hannah Sprout and Taylor Isaly in the singles..

They also have their number 1 and 2 doubles team at state Those teams are made up of the the 3 singles players plus Mackenzie Campbell.

The entire season has been building toward this weekend and the Crusaders are ready to make a run for a championship.

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