Friday, May 29, 2015

OHSAA State Tournament

The Boys State tournament will be held today and tomorrow at the Ohio State Outdoor Varsity Courts.  Play begins at 9:00 AM with Division I Singles 1st.
Congratulations to the Central Ohio qualifiers including RCC qualifiers
Division I Singles
Rohith Koneru  (Dublin Scioto)
Division I Doubles
CJ Cash / Alex Kobelt  (New Albany)
Stuart Brdicka / Kevin Miller (Olentangy)
Division II Singles
Connor Biernat  (Wellington)
Jacob Wareti  (Columbus Academy)

More info is on the OHSAA site

Sunday, May 24, 2015

State Qualifiers

Congratulations to the all of the Central Ohio State Qualifiers including
Division I Singles
Rohith Koneru (Dublin Scioto)
Division I Doubles
CJ Cash / Alex Kobelt (New Albany)
Stuart Brdicka / Kevin Miller (Olentangy)
Division II Singles
Connor Biernat (Wellington)
Jacob Wareti (Columbus Academy)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

High School Districts

The Central Ohio High School Districts are this Friday and Saturday.  Division I will be played at Hilliard Davidson on Friday and at Upper Arlington on Saturday.  Division II will be played at Columbus Academy on Friday and at Upper Arlington on Saturday.

Congratulations to all the District Qualifiers, including

Division I Singles
Rohan Gupta (Worthington Kilbourne) - Sectional Champion
Arun Esakkirajmohan (Olentangy)
Rohith Koneru (Dublin Scioto)

Division I Doubles
Stuart Brdicka / Kevin Miller (Olentangy) - Sectional Champions
Jordan Phelps / Jon Zhuravel (Olentangy Orange) - Sectional Champions
CJ Cash / Alex Kobelt (New Albany) - Sectional Champions
Jack Dabek / Vinh Thai (St. Charles)
Michael Lin / Jason Liu (Dublin Jerome)
Colten Clark / Jaideep Singh (Lancaster)
David Kim / Thomas Ohler (Hilliard Darby)
Nick Motlagh / Robbie Markus (Dublin Coffman)

Division II Singles
Connor Biernat (Wellington)  - Sectional Champion
Jacob Wareti (Columbus Academy) Sectional Champion

Division II Doubles
Evan Rogers / Ryan Young (Wellington)

Monday, May 18, 2015

OVTA District Championships

The Ohio Valley District Championships are June 6 - June 9th.  There is not a local qualifier this year.  Players sign up directly for Districts.  This is the Qualifier for the Midwest Closed.  Most draws should not fill, so everyone who applies has a good chance of getting in.  The tournament has singles and doubles.  If players need help finding a doubles partner, let us know.
The deadline to apply is May 31st.
Last year, RCC had multiple doubles semifinalists, and the Girl 14s Doubles Finalist, Boys 14s Doubles Champions, Girls 10s Doubles Champion, and Girls 16s Singles Champion.

Boys 10s Cincinnati, OH

Boys 12s Cincinnati, OH

Boys 14s Parkersburg, WV

Boys 16s Huntington, WV

Boys 18s Cincinnati, OH

Girls 10s Cincinnati, OH

Girls 12s Dayton, OH

Girls 14s Dayton, OH

Girls 16s Columbus, OH

Girls 18s Dayton, OH

Dispatch Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Wellington Freshman Connor Biernat for being named the Columbus Dispatch athlete of the week last week for tennis.  Connor was also a sectional champion.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Columbus Sweet 16 Championships

Compete in the 1st Annual Columbus Sweet 16 Championships.  Prepare for competing at the OVTA districts by playing singles and doubles in a team compass draw.

1st Annual
Columbus Sweet 16 Championships
Tournament ID: 850134515
Entry Deadline: Wednesday May 13th*
Register here

Boys / Girls 12s
May 15 - 17
Boys / Girls 14s
May 29 – June 1

Team Format
Prepare for OVTA Districts
·      Players Compete in Singles and Doubles as a Team and Advance as a Team (Players must play singles and doubles)
·      Draws will be limited to 16 players (8 teams): Selections will be made off the Current Midwest Standings List. 
·      Compass Draw: Team will get 4 matches.  If less than 16 are in the tournament, then a modified compass draw of 8 or 12 will be used.
·      Players who sign up without a Partner will be matched up someone else.  Players may email after the deadline with their partner also.
·      Each round will consist of 2 singles (2 out of 3 sets with a Match Tiebreak) and one doubles (Eight-game Pro Set).  The team must win 2 of the 3 courts to advance.
·      The #1 and #2 singles players from each team will be determined based on the current standings list.  Each round the #1s will play each other and the #2s will play each other. 

NCAA Tournament Starts Friday

The Ohio State Men's tennis team begins the NCAA tournament this Friday at 1:00 p.m. versus Buffalo.  #35 ranked Notre Dame plays #24 ranked Vanderbilt at 10:00 a.m.  The winners play Saturday at 12:00 p.m. for a spot in the at the NCAA tournament at Baylor.
Senior Kevin Metka will also be competing in the NCAA Doubles competition with Ralf Steinbach as the 7 seeds.  Chris Diaz and Mikael Torpegaard will be in the singles competition.