Monday, April 30, 2012

Superstars Tournament

Congratulations to Sophie Williams and Pradhit Gosula who won their flights of the Superstars tournament on Saturday night.

Case Western Matches Best Finish in Program History

Congratulations to Sean Carr who helped Case Western defeat #13 Carnegie Mellon to finish 3rd at the UAA Conference Tournament.  Sean defeated the #11 player in the country 7-6 in the 3rd.  Sean also won in doubles with Richard Brunsting in the team's semifinal loss to #2 Emory, defeating Ian Wagner / Elliot Kahler.
The team is looking to earn it's first trip to the NCAA Championships.  At large selections will be announced Monday May 7th.  More info on the team's match with Carnegie Mellon is here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ohio State Hosting Women's Big 10 Tournament

The Big 10 Women's tournament is being held this weekend at Ohio State.  Ohio State plays 1 seed Northwestern today at 11:00.  They won a very close match with Penn State yesterday 4-2.  Area junior Kate Turvy is ranked 19 in the country for the 11 ranked Northwestern team.
More info, schedules, and live scoring can be found on the tournament site here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Easter Bowl 14s and 16s Recap, Videos

Easter Bowl 14s and 16s Recap, Videos

Congratulations to Brooke Broda girls 16s Easter Bowl Champion.  See video from all the 14s and 16s finalists at the ZooTennis blog linked above.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Racquet Club Spring Open

Congratulations to the Girls 10s who participated in the tournament at the Racquet Club this weekend.  Ella Hazelbaker won her 1st tournament!  Connie Song won the Consolation defeating Maddie Atway in an amazing 3rd set tiebreaker 19 - 17!
Congratulations to Katherine Guan, who won the Girls 16s Consolation.

UA Open Champion

Congratulations to Ashley Thai for winning the UA Open 18s Singles and Doubles, and winning her 6th consecutive 3rd set match tiebreaker in the semis.

Midwest Level 5 12s

Congratulations to the competitors of the Midwest Level 5 12s tournament in Dayton.  Robert Cash defeated Connor Biernat in the final.  Robert Dong reached the Consolation final.  Colten Clark reached the Consolation Semifinal.  

Celtics’ Judson overcomes late start in sport

Celtics’ Judson overcomes late start in sport

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tournament Results

Congratulations to the following over the weekend.
C.J. Cash (New Albany) - St. Edwards Invitational Flight Champion

Boys And Girls Open / Racquet Club
B 12s Champion: Connor Biernat
B 12s Consolation Champion: Gordan Liu
B10s Finalist: Griffin Biernat
G 14s Finalist: Sarina Xie
G 12s Finalist: Paige Kompa
G 12s Consolation Champion: Angela Li
G 10s Consolation Champion: Connie Song

Five Seasons "Ex" Championships
B 12s Champion: Robert Cash
G 14s Champion: Alex Cash

Girls (18 - 16)s Tournament
G16s Finalist: Olivia Kompa

Here is a link to photos from the weekend courtesy of Bin Xie photography.

GCTA Qualifier

The deadline for the GCTA Qualifier is Sunday April 29. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up. NO LATE ENTRIES!

Register here.
An information sheet is located here.
Dates and locations are listed below.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

10s Mentorship Tournament

Thanks to all the 18 players and 9 junior coaches who participated in Junior Mentorship Program Tournament. Each player had a coach from the Junior Program each round. This was the 2nd annual event, and another one will be scheduled soon. All 3 flights were very competitive and the 3 flight winners pictured above were Maddie Atway, Connor Page and Sara Roo.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Olivia Ott sets Loyola Doubles Record

Olivia Ott, a freshman at The University of Loyola Maryland has set the record for most #1 doubles wins in a season, winning her 22nd doubles match with Rachel Janasek. The team is 13 - 3 on the season. Congratulations to Olivia. Here is a link to the article on the Loyola site.

Essential Item For Tennis Players: Foam Roller

Core Performance has a great article on the importance of foam rolling. This is an essential training and recovery tool. Although stretching is important, it doesn't necessarily help muscles that are knotted up. The use of a foam roller helps to work out the knots that occur in muscles such as hip flexors, glutes, and quads, so that they are more "pliable and functional".
They function similar to a massage, and are a great tool for recovery, and also a great warmup tool to start training. More about foam rolling can be read at Core Performance - How to Use a Foam Roller.

2012 Indian Wells: Delic v Sela. Two Tweeners.MTS