MANSFIELD — Three matches into the 5A team tennis playoffs have resulted in only one point lost for the Midlothian Panthers. After defeating district-foe Mansfield Legacy 10-1 on Tuesday in Mansfield, the Panthers are also now just two wins from qualifying for the state championship tournament.
Midlothian, who entered the playoffs outside of the 5A top-25 and Region II top-10 polls of the Texas Tennis Coaches Association, will face No. 10 Lucas Lovejoy in the UIL 5A Region II Semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Allen High School.
Lovejoy enters as the No. 3 team in the TTCA Region II poll after defeating 5A No. 17 Frisco Independence on Tuesday at Allen High School, 10-8.
The winner of Thursday's match will face the winner of Mansfield Lake Ridge and No. 1 Highland Park on Friday, Oct. 27 in Allen at 10 a.m.