Sullivan Central's Ashley Reynolds serves against David Crockett during the opening round of the District 1-AAA volleyball tournament Monday in Church Hill. (Ned Jilton II photo)
CHURCH HILL — The top three seeds in action Monday — Science Hill, Sullivan Central and Tennessee High — all made their way into the second round of the District 1-AAA volleyball tournament at Volunteer High School.
Each team extended its season by at least two games — the tournament enters double elimination after the first round.
No. 4 seed Tennessee High fought back a determined Volunteer squad, defeating the fifth-seeded Lady Falcons 25-16, 25-22,25-21. The Lady Vikings advanced to take on No. 1 seed Dobyns Bennett on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
D-B had a bye in the first round.
No. 3 seed Sullivan Central, put a hold on coach Tracy Graybeal’s retirement party with its 25-14, 25-17, 25-12 win over David Crockett.
“I don’t take anybody for granted in the Big 7. On any night, anyone can win,” Graybeal said. “We’ve not been in a do-or-die situation. We played OK tonight but not our best, and we had different girls who factored in.”
The Lady Cougars moved on to play No. 2 seed Science Hill, which rolled over No. 7 seed Daniel Boone 25-13, 25-6, 25-19.Read more in Tuesday's print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.