Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to the Holiday Doubles Tournament Champions

Boys Superstars: Richard Yu / Nicolas Kashani-Motlagh

Girls Superstars / Team Development: Neha Dudipala / Evelyn Holman

High School Varsity / HP Junior: Jason Liu / Yijia Liang

HP Junior: Skyler Anderson / Victoria Fan

High Performance: Ashley Thai / Adrien Leatherwood

Holiday Stars Tournament

Congratulations to Chip Dunn / Sean Yu for winning the Stars 2 on 2 Holiday Tournament.
They defeated Brian Pang and Arya Dudipala in the finals.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Upcoming Midwest Tournaments

Contardi Girls Winter Open Girls (18-14)s Midwest Level 4
Dec 17 - 19. Deadline: Sunday Dec. 11th

Midwest Winter Championships Midwest Level 3
Dec. 27 - 29. Deadline: Monday Dec. 12th
Boys 14s 16s Dayton
Girls 14s Cincinnati

The 2012 schedule is posted. View the Levels Here.

Dayton Doubles Champs

Congratulations to Robert Cash / Jack Dabek. Boys 12s Doubles Champions at Dayton.
Connor Biernat got 4th place, and defeated the #1 Seeds.
C.J. Cash / Jeffery Melvin got 4th place in Boys 16s.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Nationals 3rd Place and Best Banner

The 18s Advanced Team Finished 3rd at the National Championships, losing a close match to Florida in the Semis.
Congratulations to them: Casey Cempre, Eric Vannatta, Jeffery Melvin, Ashley Thai, Elaine Cloern, Rachel Morales. Olivia Ott was also on the team, but not able to attend.
The Midwest Team also won the best banner award. The banner was done by George Liu.
Photos are on the USTA site.
Photos, videos and results are also on the Team Tennis site.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Buckeye Challenger

Congratulations to Maddie Atway, who played in her 1st tournament this weekend in Chillicothe, and won the 10s.

Midwest Closed Indoor 10s Champion

Congratulations to the Juniors from the Racquet Club who competed at the 10s Midwest Closed Indoor Championships.
Robert Cash - Midwest Champion
Sarina Xie - 5th Place

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ITA Regional Tournament

Ohio State is hosting the ITA Regional Championships.
Oct 13 - 17 (Men)
Oct 20 - 25 (Women)
The Men's will be held at the Varsity Tennis Center and at Jesse Owens West. The Racquet Club will also be one of the hosts of the Women's Tournament.
The draws and more info can be viewed here
Kevin Metka will be competing in the Qualifying Singles, which starts tomorrow.

Girls High School Districts

This Friday / Saturday October 14 - 15 the Girls High School Central District Tournaments will be held.
D1 - Hilliard Davidson
Congratulations to the following District Qualifiers
D1 Singles
Beniva Ganther (Upper Arlington)
Caitlyn Merzbacher (Dublin Jerome)
Adrien Leatherwood (Teays Valley)
D1 Doubles
Caroline Pema / Grace Buse (Upper Arlington)
Elaine Cloern / Audrey Berger (Upper Arlington)
Natalie Hagy / Laura Hagy (Hilliard Davidson)
Ashley Thai / Lauren Thai (Hilliard Bradley)
Amber Lee / Megan Letizia (Dublin Coffman)
Kelley Jiang / Claire Metka (Worthington Kilbourne)
D2 Singles
Linda Yang (CSG)
D2 Doubles
Annie Lavin / Meghana Vallabhaneni (Columbus Academy)
Deepa Manda / Neela Nataraj (Columbus Academy)

The State Tournament will be October 21 - 22 at Ohio State University.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Welcome Back Coach Marc Wurtzman

The club is excited to have Coach Marc Wurtzman back as a member of its Staff. Marc coached at Ohio State University and at the University of Wisconsin. He also played 1 singles at Ohio State.

Bucknell Inivitational

Olivia Ott, playing in her first collegiate competition for Loyola, won the flight A doubles at the Bucknell Invitational. This was the first time in 9 years that the school defeated Villanova.

She was also victorious in three matches in the `B' Singles draw in making the Finals.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Midwest Junior Tournament Schedule

Click here for a Midwest Tournament Schedule for the remainder of the year.

Please note, there is a Midwest Designated Tournament and a Midwest Winter Championships in December. Not all age groups are posted on the schedule yet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tennis Mental Edge Blog

The Tennis Mental Edge covers professional, college, and junior tennis and specifically how the mental game can be mastered to gain a competitive edge.
It provides an interesting look at the attitudes of Nadal and Djokovic.

Effective Practice

Check out this great blog from author of The Talent Code Daniel Coyle.
"Forget everything else about your genes, your potential — it’s all just noise. The most basic truth is that if you practice better, you’ll develop your talent — and you won’t develop your talent unless you practice better. Period."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Midwest Championships Jr. Team Tennis

Congratulations to the 6 teams who competed in Indianapolis at the Midwest Championships. The 18s Advanced Team won the Midwest and qualified for Nationals for the 2nd straight year.
Congratulations to Angela Li, 10s Adv Sportsmanship Winner.

18s Adv - 1st Place
Casey Cempre, Eric Vannatta, Jeffery Melvin, Ashley Thai, Elaine Cloern, Olivia Ott, Rachel Morales.

18s Int - 3rd Place
Bryan Wang, Jared Judson, Ryan Bibo, Adrien Leatherwood, Annie Lavin, Corey Naim, Deepa Manda, Kelley Jiang

14s Adv - 3rd Place
C.J. Cash, Patrick Liu, Robert Cash, Rohith Koneru, Alex Cash, Ashley Tan, Beniva Ganther, Olivia Kompa

14s Int
Chris Zhu, Eric Dong, Eric Wang, Jason Liu, Michael Lin, Anna Grumman, Katherine Guan, Nicole Holman

12s Adv - 2nd Place
Alex Dabek, Jack Dabek, Robert Dong, Claire Dean, Christina Yang, Melinda Wang, Paige Kompa, Sarina Xie

10s Adv - 2nd Place
Gordan Liu, Griffin Biernat, Jacob Patterson, Julian Patterson, Angela Li, Evelyn Holman, Neha Dudipala

Photos and results can be found at the USTA Midwest Site

Midwest Sportsmanship Winner Casey Cempre

Congratulations to Casey Cempre who won the Sportsmanship Award at the Boys 18s Midwest Open in Okemos, Michigan. He reached the semis of the backdraw (unplayed), defeating #2 seed Evan Becthel 6-3 6-2.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ITA Summer Circuit Results

Kevin Metka (OSU) reached the finals of the ITA Summer Circuit Tournament at the University of Cincinnati this weekend. He defeated the #2 seed in the semis 6-1, 6-2. He also won the Doubles Championship with Alex Solove.
Sean Carr (Case Western) was the Consolation Champion and also made the Semis in Doubles with Kyle Gerber.
Draws are posted here.
Article on Case Western Site:

Solove, Carr and Gerber Find Success in ITA Summer Circuit Event in Cincinnati

Monday, July 25, 2011

Midwest Closed 10s Championships

Congratulations to Robert Cash for making the Finals of the 10s Midwest Closed Championships this weekend in Indianapolis. Congratulations to Sarina Xie, who won 3 matches and defeated the 8 seed.

Sean Carr / Kara Richardson Named Academic All District

Sean Carr was named a second-team Capital One Academic All-District IV selection. Kara Richardson was also an ITA Scholar Athlete at Case Western University.

Team Tennis District Champions

Congratulations to 18s Adv and Int teams that won the Team Tennis Districts Last Weekend and Advanced to the Midwest Championships.

18s Int - Adrien Leatherwood, Deepa Manda, Kelley Jiang, Bryan Wang, Jared Judson, Ryan Bibo

18s Adv - Casey Cempre, Jeffery Melvin, Eric Dong, Ashley Thai, Olivia Ott, Rachel Morales, Elaine Cloern

Friday, June 10, 2011

Qualifier Results

G 12s Finalist - Alex Cash

G 14s 5th Place - Ashley Tan
G 14s 6th Place - Caitlyn Merzbacher

G 16s Finalist - Ashley Thai

G 18s Champion - Elaine Cloern

B 12s 6th Place - Robert Cash

B 14s Champion - C.J. Cash
B 14s 5th Place - Rohan Gupta

B 16s 5th Place - Jeffery Melvin

B 18s 5th Place - Casey Cempre
B 18s 6th Place - Eric Vannatta

TennisFax Level 5 Deadline Sunday

Tennisfax Classic level 5
Columbus - June 18-22
Deadline: Sunday June 12th.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Christina Keesey wins Midwest Hardcourt Singles and Doubles Titles

Congratulations to Christina Keesey, who won the Midwest Hardcourt Championships in Singles and Doubles last weekend in Chicago.
She defeated Keri Robison (played at Northwestern) in the finals.

New Albany OTCA Final Four

New Albany competed in the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association State Tournament on Sunday. They ended an 8 year run of Upper Arlington representing the Central District at States.

State Tournament Results

Congratulations to those who participated in the Boys High School State Tournament
Casey Cempre - Thomas Worthington - Division I Singles All State
Jesse Shivener - Gahanna
Eric Vannatta - Upper Arlington - Division I Doubles All State
John Acomb - Desales - Division II Doubles All State

Chela Tweener French Open

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Boys State Tournament

This Friday and Saturday the Boys State Tournament will take place at Hilliard Davidson.
Draws and info can be found here.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

OSU Hosts NCAA Regionals Friday / Saturday

Ohio State will play Friday May 13th against Ball State at 1:00 P.M.
Notre Dame will play East Tennessee State at 10:00 A.M.
The winners will play Saturday at 1:00 P.M.

GCTA 10s Qualifier

GCTA Qualifier Results

Boys 10s Champion: Robert Cash
Boys 10s Finalist: Jack Dabek
Boys 10s 5th Place: Gordan Liu
Boys 10s 6th Place: Griffin Biernat
Girls 10s Finalist: Sarina Xie
Girls 10s 3rd Place: Paige Kompa
Girls 10s 6th Place: Myia Sims

CTC Sectional Championships

Congratulations to players from the Area Training Center who competed in the CTC Sectional Championships.
Boys: C.J. Cash, Cameron Raglin
Girls: Olivia Kompa, Alex Cash, Ashley Tan, Taylor Sprouse, Jane Haffer

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tournament Results

Five Seasons Ex Championships
G10s Champion - Sarina Xie
G10s Finalist - Paige Kompa
B14s Champion - C.J. Cash
B12s Finalist - Robert Cash
G14s Semifinalists - Ashley Tan, Alex Cash

RC Boys and Girls Open
B12s Champion - Jack Dabek
B12s Finalist - Conner Biernat
B12s Consolation Champion - Alex Dabek
B10s Finalist - Griffin Biernat
G10s Finalist - Neha Dudipala
G12s Finalist - Christina Yang
G12s Consolation Champion - Sidney Reineke

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Midwest and National Tournament Schedules

Click Here for combined schedule
Click Here for Midwest Levels
Click Here for Midwest Tournaments that Count for National Points
Click here for the National Schedule on Tennislink

Tournament Champion and Finalist

Columbus Spring Open
Olivia Kompa - G14s Champion
Paige Kompa - G12s Finalist

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

10s Tournament

The Racquet Club hosted its first 10s Tournament using the Wilson Green Dot Ball. The ball is 14% lighter, and led to a very high level of play.
Back:Gordan Liu, Hale Edwards
Front: Griffin Biernat, Nicolas Gruss, Reece Yakubov
Not pictured: Kolapo Dairo

There is another 10s tournament March 11 - 13.

Andy Roddick - Memphis Match Point - Insane!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Match Play Schedule Feb 12 - 13

Stars: Saturday 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Superstars: Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.
HP, HP Junior, High School Varsity, Team Development: Sunday 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eric Hunter Midwest Sportsmanship Award Winner

Congratulations to Eric Hunter
Midwest Boys 12s Sportsmanship Winner
Midwest Level 3 Consolation Champion

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Columbus Junior Championships

Congratulations to the following:
B 12s Champion - Rohith Koneru
G 16s Champion - Audrey Berger
G 14s Finalist - Katherine Guan
G 12s Finalist - Claire Dean
G 12s Consolation Winner - Sidney Reineke

Also, Evan Yakubov won a round at Midwest Designated B 12s.