CHARLESTON \u2014 In recent years, Morgantown High\u2019s Bella Mascari and Mackenzie Sorton have established themselves as a top-tier duo on the tennis court. The pair have partnered together for years. Last season, they saw that hard work pay off with a Class AAA No. 2 doubles championship.\r\n\r\nThis year, they returned as a team on a quest to defend their crown in their senior season, and find themselves one step away after advancing to the state final Thursday. After the dust settled, however, they also found themselves advancing to championship matches in singles play \u2014 Mascari in the No. 4 bracket and Sorton in No. 3 bracket.\r\n\r\nSorton has seen success in singles play before, earning the No. 4 singles state championship in 2018, but has continued to be a force as she moved up in competition level. For Mascari, its her first year in singles action \u2014 and it\u2019s certainly been one to remember.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s really fun to watch. Mackenzie has been a good singles player for awhile, but Bella has showed she\u2019s really ready this year. I hope she gets the championship tomorrow,\u201d MHS coach Ted Greenlee said.\r\n\r\nSorton\u2019s win in singles action and the pair\u2019s doubles victory both came over Cabell Midland. The extra points for the Mohigans kept them in the race with the Knights for the Class AAA girls\u2019 team championship heading into the final day of action. After a semifinal loss from Emme McKnight in No. 1 singles play, the points were essential for Morgantown.\r\n\r\n\u201cAfter Emme lost, we needed every single match, and so far we\u2019ve done that. It\u2019s huge for this team and shows what kind of intestinal fortitude they have. They\u2019ve played great tennis all day long,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\n\u201cIf we win all the finals, I think we can get the title, but we have to win them all.\u201d\r\n\r\nMcKnight and Cat Wassick also advanced in No. 1 doubles action for the Mohigans.