Friday, May 28, 2010

Final Four

Congratulations to Kevin Metka (Worthington Kilbourne)
John Hendrix / Riyad Bennoui (New Albany)
In their second rounds, both lost the 1st set and were down a break in the 3rd and battled back to win 6-4 in the 3rd to advance to the Final Four on Saturday.

Dispatch article - Area Players Reach State Semifinals


This Weeks News Photos
Boys Doubles Team Finishes Second to Reach States
Wolves Metka Wins Distric Title
McClarren, Searfoss Reach State Doubles Tournament

Qualifier Results

Girls 12s
Champion - Alex Cash
Finalist - Olivia Kompa
3rd Place - Ashley Tan
6th Place - Anna Marie Reynolds

Girls 14s
Champion - Audrey Berger
5th Place - Caitlyn Merzbacher
6th Place - Kylie McGinnis

Girls 16s
6th Place - Ashley Thai

Girls 18s
6th Place - Kara Richardson

Boys 12s
Finalist - Jacob Wareti

Boys 14s
Champion - Jeffery Melvin
3rd Place - C.J. Cash
Unseeded Quarterfinalists - Kevin Beattie, Kevin Lin

South Central Girls 14s
Finalist - Maddie Schott

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NCAA Championships on TV Today

Live on ESPNU

Women's Final - 2:00 P.M. Florida vs Stanford
re-air 10:30 P.M.
Men's Final - 6:00 P.M. USC vs Tennessee
re-air May 26 11:00 P.M.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Boys High School State Tournament Draws

The OHSAA State Boys Tennis Championships will be held Friday - Saturday May 28 - 29 at Ohio State

Division I Singles
Division I Doubles
Division II Singles
Division II Doubles

Division 1 District Results

Photo of qualifiers courtesy of Gerber Analytics, LLC.

Photo gallery from the Columbus Dispatch, and article.

Singles Semifinals
Metka (Worthington Kilbourne) def Nakayama (Dublin Coffman) 6-2, 7-6
Carter (Olentangy Liberty) def Cempre (Thomas Worthington) 6-1, 6-4
Final - Metka def Carter 7-6, 6-4
3rd place - Cempre def Nakayama 6-3, 6-4

Doubles Semifinals
Bennoui-Hendrix (New Albany) def. McClarren-Searfoss (Hilliard Davidson) 6-1, 6-2
Weldon-Little (Upper Arlington) def. Seitz-Stein (Dublin Jerome) 6-1, 6-1
Final - Weldon-Little def. Bennoui-Hendrix 6-1, 6-2
3rd place - Seitz-Stein def. McClarren-Searfoss 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Central Ohio Districts

Division 1 Central Ohio Districts Were Held Friday at Elysium.

Congratulations to Division 1 District Doubles Qualifiers
Daiki Kumasegawa / Pranav Magal (Dublin Coffman), Frank Kuo / Ryuji Odajima (Dublin Jerome), Eric Vannatta (Upper Arlington)
Singles Qualifiers
Harrison Chang (Thomas Worthington, not pictured), Stefan Treglia (Upper Arlington), Robert Homan (Delaware), Jesse Shivener (Gahanna)

Doubles State Qualifiers
Ben McClarren (Hilliard Davidson), John Hendrix (New Albany)

Singles State Qualifiers
Kevin Metka (Worthington Kilbourne), Casey Cempre (Thomas Worthington)

Congratulations to Division 2 Singles Qualifier
Matthew Wareti (Bexley)

Doubles Qualifers
Aaron Casares (Watterson), Neil Samadder (Village Academy), Ben Heigel (Watterson)

Will be pictured later

Friday, May 14, 2010

NCAA Regional This Weekend

The Ohio State Men's Tennis Team hosts an NCAA Regional This Weekend. An article was featured in the Columbus Dispatch about the program, and a feature was done on Chase Buchanan on the USTA site.

Saturday: Michigan vs Denver - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday: Ohio State vs Western Michigan - 1:00 P.M.
The winners advance to play Sunday at 12:00 P.M.

Area Qualifier

Boys 10s
Champion - Robert Cash
4th Place - Jack Dabek
5th Place - Connor Biernat
6th Place - Jay Mudholkar

Girls 10s
5th Place - Paige Kompa
6th place - Victoria Fan

UA Open Boys 12s Consolation Champion
Jack DePascale

Thursday, May 13, 2010

College Tennis Update

Abby Leatherwood - Belmont University

Led team in singles victories as a sophomore and earned Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Award. Competed at #1 singles and #1 doubles as a Junior.

Sean Carr - Case Western Reserve

Competed at 4th singles, and went 9-2 in doubles with Kyle Gerber, including a win over Cleveland State.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


USTA Training Center - Cali 2010

Wooden on Competitive Greatness and Leadership

Legendary Coach John Wooden

Competitive Greatness - "A real love for the hard battle, knowing it offers the opportunity to be at your best when your best is required."

R. Kipling - Poise - "If you can meet triumph and disaster
And treat both of those impostors just the same..."

The ultimate reward is the competitive process itself rather than some subsequent gain or glory brought about by winning.

Midwest Sportsmanship Winners

2009 Midwest Yearbook features 2009 Midwest Sportsmanship Winners Eric Hunter, Robert Cash, C.J. Cash, and Audrey Berger. Also, not pictured is 2010 Midwest Designated Sportsmanship Winner Jacob Wareti.

Racquet Club Team Tennis 2009

Serena vs Jelena US Open Mix

Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy- Treadmill Drills

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bikram Yoga For Tennis

Bikram Yoga is the Perfect Blend of Flexibility, Strength, Balance and Cardiovascular Training.
Many Professional Athletes incorporate it in their fitness training, including Andy Murray, Serena Williams, the New York Giants, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Phoenix Suns. The Ohio State Football team also practices Bikram.
Murray credits Bikram for elevating his physically fitness and mental strength. Along with the rigorous physical demands, yoga helps quiet the mind through controlling breathing.
Local Studio.


Deadline to Apply for Zonals is June 15th.
July 28th - August 1st
12s - Penn State
14s - Kalamazoo
16s - St. Louis

Midwest Wins 4th Straight CTC Regional Championships

Midwest captured 4th straight Title in St. Louis. Area Training Center Coach Bryan Nibert coached the team, and Cameron Raglin, a member of the Columbus Area Training Center was also on the team. Past teams have included Brooke Austin, Sierra Stone, Rachel Morales, Billy Weldon and Ian Wagner.

Infinite Spin: RCC 2009 from Gabe Higgs on Vimeo.