Friday, February 28, 2014

Preventing Shoulder Injuries Through Proper Warmup

Preventing Shoulder Injuries Through Proper Warmup

by Andrew Busch and Guy Parks in the new USPTA Addvantage Magazine

Tournament Results

Congratulations last weekend to Madison Spiess, Logan Spiess and Jessica Phelps.  Madison won the Girls 12s tournament in Perrysburg, and Logan won the Boys 14s Consolation.
Jessica won the Girls 16s Consolation at Wickertree.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ohio State Wins On Road at Top 10 Notre Dame

The OSU Mens Tennis team won another tough match this past weekend at Notre Dame, who was ranked 10 and now ranked 6 in the country.  Kevin Metka was victorious in doubles in singles, winning 8-7 in doubles with Peter Kobelt against Lawson / Andrews.  Metka won another match in a 3rd set tiebreaker against Eddy Covalschi to give OSU a 3-2 lead.  Kobelt clinched the match with a repeat result of the ITA Indoor Midwest Regional defeating Greg Andrews in a 3rd set tiebreak.

Zootennis article
OSU Article

Monday, February 17, 2014

Metka Clinches Win Over Virginia in ITA Indoor Semis

Ohio State won a thrilling victory over Virginia Sunday in the semifinals of the ITA Indoor National Championships in Houston.  #1 ranked Virginia was the defending champion, and had won 5 of the past 6 team indoor titles.  OSU will face USC in the final in a rematch of the 2012 Indoor final and the 2010 NCAA final.  USC defeated UCLA 4-3.

Ohio State dropped the doubles point and was down 3-1 in the match.  Peter Kobelt then defeated #3 ranked Mitchell Frank 6-4 in the 3rd, and Ralf Steinbach came back to win in a breaker in the 3rd at 4 singles.

With the team match at 3-3, Kevin Metka defeated the #1 recruit in the country Thai-Son Kwiatkowski 12-10 in a 3rd set tiebreaker 6-5 (5) 5-6 (5) 6-5 (10)!  Kevin, who College Tennis Online referred to as the MVP of the tournament so far, won the deciding court for the 2nd match in a row.  Kwiatkowski was a 3 time competitor in the US Open Juniors and was a semifinalist at the 2012 Orange Bowl.

On the ITA site, coach Ty Tucker said Kevin stepped up again and showed big heart, "He brought the game at him, and it ended up being one of the best college matches I've been apart of."

College Tennis Online has a point by point recap of the tiebreaker.  "If Kwiatkowski was going to win he was going to have to hit winner after winner and he nearly pulled it off.  Those two warriors played an extremely high quality of tennis with minimal unforced errors and each hit more winners than I could keep up with.  It was a great tennis match and it was a shame that there had to be a loser."

ITA Saturday Article
ITA Sunday Article
Ohio State Article
ZooTennis Article
The Lantern Article
College Tennis Online Article

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Thai Continues Strong Start, Braves Fall to Toledo

Thai Continues Strong Start, Braves Fall to Toledo

Friday, February 14, 2014

10 and Under Tournament

The Racquet Club hosted a Green Ball and Orange Ball 10 and Under Tournament last weekend.  Congratulations to those who competed including the following:
Green Ball Champion:  Erik Britz
Green Ball Finalist:  Nivaas Kalyanam
Orange Ball Champion:  Yujin Lee
Orange Ball Finalist:  Reece Page

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Futures Is Bleak «

The Futures Is Bleak «

Racquet Club Junior Open Champions

All 6 finalists in last weekends Racquet Club Junior Open Championships were from the Racquet Club.  Congratulations to the following:
Boys 18s Winner: Sam Malik       Boys 18s Finalist:  Shuo Liu
Boys 16s Winner: Drew Farber    Boys 16s Finalist:  Logan Spiess
Girls 16s Winner:  Sarina Xie       Girls 16s Finalist:  Nari Johnson

Congratulations to Maddie Atway for winning the Girls 12s at Wickertree, and Kai Britz, for reaching the finals at Wickertree.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014