by Brent HoveyReporterAurora -- For the second year in a row, Aurora junior Brad Lodge will play tennis in Columbus on the last weekend of the season.Lodge advanced to the state tournament at the Stickney Tennis Center on Ohio State University's campus by finishing fourth at the Division II district tourney May 19 in Canton.Lodge won his first match 6-2, 6-1 over a player from Poland Seminary to advance to the quarterfinals. There, he beat a Rocky River netter 6-3, 6-4. In the semifinals, Lodge came up short against Nate Hobrath from Walsh Jesuit.Lodge's teammate and fellow junior, Ramil Frizzell also was in action in Canton. Unfortunately, Frizzell lost his first-round match to a Triway player 6-2, 6-1. Nelson ended up qualifying for the state tourney, too.State tournament first- and second-round competition in Division II singles and doubles begins May 25 at 9 a.m., while semifinal and finals competition begins May 26 at 9 a.m.The tourney is at the Stickney Tennis Center on Olentangy River Road, just north of Ohio State University's Shottenstein Center-Value City Arena.Because of construction at the Woody Hayes Athletic Facility, parking access to the Stickney Tennis Center from Olentangy River Road is not available.Fans attending from the north should take Route 315 from the north side of Columbus to the Lane Avenue exit, turn left on Lane, turn left at the first traffic light onto Fred Taylor Drive and go to the parking lot for the Jesse Owens Track Stadium.Admission to the state tennis tourney is $7 per person.E-mail: bhovey@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3115