Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Doubles Tournaments

The Racquet Club will host Doubles Tournaments over Winter Break for all of the Competitive Groups.  The format will be Compass draw.  There will play 3 rounds which will be pro sets.
Players can sign up with or without a partner.  We will attempt to have 8 teams in each event, and the first 16 to sign up will be accepted. The cost will be $20 and players will receive a dri fit shirt.

The schedule is

Superstars:  Fri 12/27 12:30 - 3:30 P.M. 
Team Development: Fri 12/27 12:30 - 3:30 P.M.
High School Varsity: Thur 1/2 12:30 - 3:30 P.M.
High Performance Junior: Thur 1/2 12:30 - 3:30 P.M.
High Performance:  Mon 12/30 12:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Stars:  Friday 1/3 1:00 - 3:30 P.M. 
Shooting Stars: Friday 1/3 1:00 - 3:30 P.M. 

Tournament Champions

Congratulations to Griffin Biernat and Maddie Atway for winning the 12s tournament at Elysium last weekend.


Congratulations to Nari Johnson with her #chemcat photos.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2014 USTA Midwest and National Tournament Schedule

2014 USTA Midwest & National Tournament Schedule

The deadline for the December Midwest Level 3 Winter Championships is on 12/18.

Racquet Club Holiday Open

Congratulations to the Tournament Champions from the Racquet Club Holiday Open.

Boys 18s - Shuo Liu

Boys 16s - Austin Lawrence
16s Finalist - Harrison Lippy

Boys 14s - Julian Patterson
14s Finalist - Alex Heiden
14s Consolation Champion - Kolapo Dairo

Boys 12s - Ben Yan

Victoria Fan won the Girls 14s at the Camargo Open.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the following Tournament Champions and Finalists from last weekend.

Bernard Masters Junior Boys Open (Olympic)
Boys 16s Champion:  Jordan Phelps
Boys 18s Consolation Champion:  Shuo Liu

Columbus Singles Championship (Racquet Club of Columbus)
Girls 14s Champion:  Evelyn Holman
Girls 14s Finalist:  Rosie Gliatis
Boys 10s Champion:  Jackson Ware
Boys 10s Finalist:  Erik Britz
Boys 10s Consolation Champion:  Aditya Reddy

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Monday, December 2, 2013

National Open Champion

Congratulations to Robert Cash for winning the Doubles at the 12s National Open in Toledo.  Robert and Nathan Jose defeated Ian Brady and Daniel Sharygin in the final 8-3, winning 7 straight games after starting down 3-1.  This is his Robert's 2nd National Open title this year.
Robert also made the semis of singles.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Doubles Pie Tournament

The annual Doubles Pie Tournament was held on Wednesday.  There were 4 divisions.  Congratulations to the following pie winners:  Griffin Biernat, Nick Geelan, Kai Britz, Rohan Gupta, Robert Cash, Jessica Phelps, George Liu and Jason Liu.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ping Pong Tournament

The 2nd Annual Racquet Club Table Tennis Tournament was held last weekend at The Columbus Table Tennis Club.  Congratulations to Rohith Koneru and Nikhil Rangaswamy for winning the tournament.  Defending champs Elliot Jones and Ryan Young were very close in the finals.
Another tournament will be scheduled hopefully in January.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Boys 14s National Level 5 Doubles

Congratulations to tournament champions Jack Dabek / Robert Cash and tournament finalists Connor Biernat / Colten Clark.  They reached the Finals last weekend at the Midwest (National Level 4) Doubles Tournament in Cincinnati.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

National Level 5 Doubles Girls 14s

Congratulations to Masha Manilchuk for reaching the Finals of the Girls 14s National Level 5 Doubles Tournament in Dayton last weekend with Kathleen Jones.
Congratulations to Sarina Xie and Zoey Weil for winning the Consolation.

Wickertree 14s

Congratulations to Girls 14s Tournament Champion Victoria Fan and Finalist and Nari Johnson.   Congratulations to Alex Heiden who reached the finals of the Boys 14s at Wickertree last weekend.

Girls Doubles Tournament

The Racquet Club had a Girls Doubles Tournament last Friday night.  Sarina Xie / Zoey Weil and Victoria Fan / Nari Johnson finished 1st and 2nd.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Table Tennis Tournament 11/23

There will be a Table Tennis Tournament Saturday 11/23 at 5:00 P.M.  This is the 2nd RCC Table Tennis Tournament, and will be held at the Columbus Table Tennis Club, located at 2901 Olentangy River Road.
The cost is $15 to enter.  This is a team tournament and players will play singles and doubles.  Players may sign up with or without a partner.  Register by emailing

Tournament Champion

Congratulations to Paige Kompa for winning the Girls 14s Five Seasons Fall Championships in Dayton last weekend.  Congratulations also to Neha Dudipala for reaching the semifinals.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Metka / Kobelt win Consolation Bracket

Congratulations to Kevin Metka and Peter Kobelt for winning the 2nd round Doubles Consolation Bracket at the ITA National Indoors this weekend.  They won 4 matches at the tournament, and defeated the 3 seeds Marcos Giron and Mackenzie McDonald from UCLA 8-7 in the Final.  Giron is a former Easter Bowl Champion and Junior Orange Bowl finalist.  McDonald qualified for the Cincinnati Masters tournament this summer beating 2 top 100 players Steve Johnson and Nicolas Mahut.

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day - Vietnam Veteran Coach Guy Parks with Masha Manilchuk at Hastings Middle School.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Racquet Club of Columbus 2013 Midwest Champions

Monday, October 21, 2013

Upper Arlington State Champions

Congratulations to Upper Arlington for winning the OTCA State Championships on Sunday.  They defeated Mason in the semifinal and North Canton Hoover in the final.  Beniva Ganther won a 3 set match at 1st doubles in the semis, and Olivia Kompa won the clinching match in the final.

Upper Arlington 3 Mason 0
Singles:  Berger def. Kong 6-2, 6-2; Jung led Huser 7-6(4) 5-5; Kompa led Datla 6-4, 5-2Doubles:  Ganther/Reynolds def. N. Cepeda/I. Cepeda 6-2, 5-7, 6-0; Schoedinger/Flitcraft def. Hopkins/Pandit 6-4, 6-3

Upper Arlington 3 North Canton Hoover 0
Singles:  Berger def. Ni. Bourlas 6-0, 6-1Jung def. Arnold 6-3, 6-1; Kompa def. Na. Bourlas 6-2, 6-2

Doubles:  Ganther/Reynolds led Warburton/Albertson 7-6(4), 3-5; Schoedinger/Flitcraft led Sutter/Daugherty 6-1, 6-5


Thursday, October 17, 2013

ITA Midwest Regional Tournament

Ohio State will host the ITA Mens Midwest Regional Championships starting today and running through Monday October 21st.  This is a qualifier for the National Indoor in New York.  Matches will be held at the Varsity Tennis Center and at The Racquet Club of Columbus.
Draws and schedule can be found here:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

14s Adv Team Tennis Nationals

The RCC 14s Advanced Team will make its 2nd straight trip to Nationals this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina.  The 9 players on the team are:

Alex Cash

Alex was selected for the 2013 OVTA Team Cup.  She was the OVTA district doubles champion, and the GCTA qualifier champion.  She is a state qualifier and sectional champion in doubles for New Albany High School.
Alex likes to play with and train her dogs Gabriella and Maggie.  She also enjoys baking and creative cooking and shopping with her mother and friends.

Ashley Weeks
Ashley is a member of the State qualifying Upper Arlington Varsity Tennis Team (ranked #2 in state). She qualified and competed at the OVTA Midwest Qualifier in 2012 and 2013.
Ashley enjoys cooking, working with young children, and math.

Paige Kompa

Paige was a finalist at the OVTA distict championships in 2013 and won a 12s Level 5 National Doubles Tournament.  She qualified and competed at the Midwest Closed at age 11 and age 12.
Paige likes to bake, boogie board, and hang out with her friends.

Sarina Xie
Sarina was the 2013 Court One Midwest Level 3 Doubles Champion.  She was on the Midwest Champion 12s OVTA Team Cup Team.  Sarina also won the 12s GCTA Qualifier.
Her hobbies include drawing, playing piano and hanging out with friends.  She also loves pandas.

Colten Clark
Colten was a doubles finalist at the 2013 Court One Midwest Level 3 Championships.  He was the Pie Seifert Champion in 2012.  He was on the 2012 RCC team that finished top 10 at Nationals.
Colten is the point guard on his Jr. High Basketball team and also plays golf.

Connor Biernat

Connor was on the 2013 14s Midwest Zonals Championship Team.  He was in the finals of doubles at the Court One Midwest Level 3 Championships.  He went undefeated in singles at the JTT Midwest Championships.
Connor enjoys golf, hunting and fishing.

Jack Dabek
Jack Dabek is an 8th grade student at St. Brigid of Kildare School in Dublin, OH. Jack was the South Draw Singles Champion at the 2013 National Spring Championships. He and his partner, Robert Cash of New Albany, won the Bronze Ball at the 2013 National Spring Championships Boys 12 Doubles. The duo also won the National Open Boys 12 Doubles and are the 2013 Midwest Closed Boys 12 Doubles champions.
Jack also enjoys music performance and has played the violin since he was 3 years old. He is a former member of the Suzuki Music Columbus Tour Group. Jack is also proficient in saxophone and is a member of the Watterson Area Honor Band. 
Jack is coached by Gabe Higgs and Bryan Nibert. 

Robert Cash

Robert was 2013 National Open Sportsmanship winner and Doubles Champion.  He was the OVTA District and Midwest Closed Champion in singles and doubles.  He won a Bronze Ball in doubles in 2013 at Spring Nationals.  All of the doubles titles were with Jack Dabek.  Robert was a member of the 2013 Midwest Champion OVTA Team Cup.
Outside tennis, Robert enjoys drums, xbox, fishing and Professional and College sports.

Robert Dong
Robert Dong is an 8th grader at Hastings Middle School.  He qualified and competed at the Midwest Closed in 2012.  He has multiple Midwest Level 5 consolation championships.
He enjoys and hates playing the violin, and has won many awards from violin.  RD's hobbies include biking, basketball soccer and fishing, and he thinks he would be pretty good at competitive cycling.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Girls State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Alex Cash and Jane Haffer from New Albany High School for qualifying for the Girls High School State Tournament in Division 1 Doubles. The State Tournament will be this Friday and Saturday October 18th and 19th at the Ohio State Varsity Courts. Draws will be posted here

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Girls High School District Tournament

Congratulations to Sectional Champions Alex Cash and Erica Chen.  The Division I district tournament will take place this Friday and Saturday at Hilliard Davidson High School.

Congratulations to all of the District Qualifiers including
Victoria Fan (Dublin Coffman)
Olivia Kompa (Upper Arlington)
Erica Chen (Worthington Kilbourne)
Alex Cash / Jane Haffer (New Albany)
Amber Lee / Ashley Tan (Dublin Coffman)
Laura Hagy / Natalie Hagy (Hilliard Davidson)
Beniva Ganther / Anna Marie Reynolds (Upper Arlington)
Elise Miller / Sydney Simmons (Watterson)

Tournament Champs

Congratulations to Jordan Phelps for winning the Boys 14s tournament at Elysium and Griffin Biernat for winning the Boys 12s tournament at Wickertree.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

U.A. Fall Open

Congratulations to the following boys who competed over the weekend at the U.A. Open and at Wickertree.

U.A. Open
Boys 12s
Consolation Champion - Ethan Clark
Boys 14s
Champion - Jordan Phelps
Finalist - Chris Mathes
Boys 16s
Finalist - Colten Clark

Boys Columbus Fall Classic
Boys 14s Finalist - Jack Dabek
Boys 16s Consolation Champion - Alex Dabek

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thai Reaches Singles Flight Final

Bradley University freshman Ashley Thai reached the Singles Finals of her flight in her 1st college tournament at the Chicago State Invitational.  She also placed 3rd in the Green Doubles flight with Adele Henke.