Columbia City netter Celine Rongos is headed to the Indiana State Finals in LaPorte next week after winning her No. 1 singles match in the semistate at Culver Academies Saturday.
Rongos topped Morgan Smith, of Bremen, by a 6-4, 6-3 score. Smith was undefeated until she met Rongos. Last year, Smith made a run in the individual state tournament.
“I am very pleased with how Celine played tonight,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
“She dug deep and came out with a win. Her hard work in the off-season is paying off.”