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McCracken foursome advances to state tennis semifinals

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With two singles and one doubles team earning spots in the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament semifinals, McCracken County has already clinched the team state championship in Lexington.

Individually, seven-time Region 1 champion Michelle McKamey continued the quest to end her career with a second state championship. McKamey won her Round of 16 match 6-0, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, she received her first test of the tournament, but advanced to the semifinals with a 7-5, 6-1 win.

McKamey's teammate Sophia Shiben also advanced to the semifinals. Shiben won her first match of the day 6-2, 6-4, and then had to battle back to win her quarterfinal matchup 4-6, 6-4, 10-2.

In doubles, the top-seeded McCracken County duo of Danni Poat and Shelby Puryear rolled into the semifinals winning their matches 6-2, 6-0 and 6-2, 7-5.

The state semifinals will be Saturday morning in Lexington. The championship matches will be Saturday afternoon.

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