DOVER - Beaver Local's Kristi Kline won the Div. II sectional singles championship on Tuesday at Dover City Park.
Kline defeated West Holmes' Morgan Wagers 7-6 (6-4), 7-6 (8-6) in the semifinal and Dover's Sierra Sandy 6-2, 6-1 in the final. Sandy was the top seed in the tournament.
Beaver Local tennis coach Jamie Thomas said the semifinal match went well and was long because there were two tie breaks, making the match last more than two and a half hours.
"It was a long and grueling match," Thomas said. "But she pulled it out and came out firing."
She said just when you thought Kline didn't have anything left, she came out on top.
Kline advances to play in the district tournament on Oct. 9 at Ohio University in Athens.
Thomas said she doesn't know what to expect for next week because the southeast sectional doesn't play until the end of the week.
"They've got some pretty tough girls," she said.
The last district Beaver Local champion was 2012 graduate Emily Dawson.