BOWLING GREEN — For the first time since 1991 the Van Wert Lady Cougars sent a pair of girls to compete in the District tournament in tennis. While the girls didn’t get the result they wanted they certainly didn’t disappoint. After losing the first set handily Paige Moonshower and Olivia Kline came back and competed to push a third set. The doubles team eventually fell to Oak Harbor 1-6, 7-5, 4-6.

“After that first set it would have been real easy for us to just give up and just be happy to be here,” said Van Wert head coach Eli Alvarez. “They’ve grown up so much mentally this year. A year ago they probably would have thought like that. Today however they dug deep, made adjustments, and fought back. I am so extremely proud of Paige and Liv, they proved today that they deserved to be here.”