John Tyler will open the Class 5A volleyball playoffs close to home.
The Lady Lions (17-22) finished fourth in District 16-5A and will take on District 15-5A champion Hallsville (37-3) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tyler Junior College's Wagstaff Gymnasium.
The 19th-ranked Ladycats swept Pine Tree on Friday to break a tie for first place in 15-5A.
The winner of Tuesday's match advances to play either Mansfield Lake Ridge or Dallas South Oak Cliff in the area round.
Before the JT-Hallsville match at Wagstaff Gym, Corsicana, third in 16-5A, will play Pine Tree at 6 p.m.
In other matchups between the two districts, top-seed Whitehouse faces Longview at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Carthage. Lindale will face Texas High in the opening round.