Anna and Georgia Ballard recently decided where they would play collegiate tennis and they will remain local, choosing Lewis and Clark Community College.
The senior sisters have been a solid doubles team for the Roxana Shells, qualifying for the state tournament as juniors and earning all-South Central Conference honors during their senior year.
The Shells were 10-5 in dual meets during the fall season and finished fifth as a team at the Alton Sectional.
The Ballards will now move on to play for the Trailblazers and head coach Jim Hunstein. LCCC plays matches in the spring and finished ranked No. 22 in the country in 2015.
The 2016 season for the Trailblazers begins on March 1 at McKendree University in Lebanon.