Oct. 4, 2018 - Perrysburg Tennis Emma Carter

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PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - The number two seems to follow Perrysburg's Emma Carter.

She is a two-time defending Division I district singles champion along with holding the last two Northern Lakes League singles titles. You can also throw in her two league player of the year honors as well.

But this year in the post season, Carter chases a state championship through the doubles draw. The senior teams up with sophomore Sydney Onest as they represent the Yellow Jackets as the number one doubles team.

So why switch to the doubles bracket after making the state tournament the previous two seasons?

"It might be more fun because I'm out with another person and I think that would be a good," Carter said. "It would just be more fun."

Carter's doubles partner is no stranger to success in her young career with Perrysburg High School. Onest also qualified for the state tournament last season.

"Their games are similar," Perrysburg assistant girls tennis coach Daniel Klein said. "I think their thought process are similar so the adjustments that they have to make are probably not as great as maybe somebody who doesn't have similar games."

Carter and Onest played together in a doubles tournament earlier this season with success in Pickerington, Ohio.

"She plays really smart," Onest said. "She knows where to hit the ball, when to hit it fast, when to hit a lob. She knows different styles and I think that's why she's really good."

Tennis is certainly a strength for Carter, but it is a lacrosse stick she will hold in college as she has a verbal commitment to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County.

"Throughout my life I've always enjoyed lacrosse a lot," Carter said. "It's just a different aspect compared to tennis because it is more of a team aspect in a sense just cause you have more people on the field with you versus like tennis where it's just sometimes yourself or maybe just one other person. So I kind of like that aspect of it but I do like tennis a lot too."