Cumberland County High School senior Nithya Kanagasegar advanced into the Class AAA state tennis singles championship Friday at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro in the annual Spring Fling.
She defeated Marissa Kovach of Siegel 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and Katie Fitt of Ravenwood 7-6 (6-2), 6-2 in the semifinals to earn a berth in the championship match against Kenya Jones of White Station in the championship match. Jones is currently the 16th ranked junior in the United States.
She also played in the state tournament as a junior.
As a sophomore, she won the District 6AAA singles title and Region 3AA singles title and is a four-year letterman for first-year coach Laurie Kerr and former coach Terri Jacobs.