And then there were three.
Seven teams went into Thursday with their eyes set on a trip to State, needing two more wins to get there.
In Division 1, Wausau East beat Eau Claire North 3-1 for the third time this season. The Lumberjacks will face Chippewa Falls after the Cardinals ousted last year's state participant Merrill in 5 sets. The East-Chi-Hi game will be at Marshfied on Saturday.
In Division 2, Tomahawk will not be going to state for the first time in 4 years. The Hatchets lost to Altoona in five, 3-2.
Division 3 saw Auburndale rally from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win against Stanley-Boyd. The Apaches will get to host the sectional final Saturday night against Lourdes Academy.
And in Division 4, Newman swept Greenwood. Next up for the Cardinals, a state semifinalist last year, is Goodman/Pembine. That game will be played at Marathon on Saturday night.
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