Friday, October 30, 2015

18s Team Tennis Nationals

The RCC 18s Advanced team competed last weekend at the Junior Team Tennis Nationals in Columbia, South Carolina.  The team which finished 3rd at the Midwest Championships got a wildcard into the tournament, and finished top 10 despite missing some players.

The team coached by Guy Parks consisted of Jordan Phelps, Robert Dong, Jonathan Zhuravel, Ashley Tan, Paige Kompa and Kathleen Jones.  Colten Clark, Bri Brdicka, Jack Dabek and Sarina Xie were also on the team but unable to go.

Rcc fell to a strong Middle States team in the 1st match. Jonathan Zhuravel won in Singles.  Paige Kompa went 3 sets in singles, and her an Jonathan went 3 sets in Mixed Doubles.
In the 2nd match, RCC lost to the flight winner Mid-Atlantic.  Ashley Tan and Paige Kompa won in girls doubles.  Kathleen Jones and Jordan Phelps went 3 sets in Mixed Doubles.
In the final flight match, RCC picked up a win against Missouri Valley sweeping all 5 courts.
Jonathan and Paige won in singles.  Dong and Phelps won in Boys Doubles while Tan and Jones won in Girls Doubles.  Jonathan and Paige won in mixed.

RCC won their 1st playoff match against So Cal.  Jonathan won again in Singles.  Robert Dong and Kathleen won in 3 sets at mixed doubles.  RCC won both boys and girls doubles with Dong / Phelps and Tan / Kompa.

In the final match, a very strong Northern team defeated RCC for 9th place.  Jonathan picked up the lone win in boys singles.  Jordan and Paige battled to force 3 sets at Mixed Doubles, concluding an overall great weekend for the team.

The 14s Int team will compete at Nationals December 3rd - 5th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Midwest Level 4

Congratulations to the Jack Dabek, Stu Brdicka, and Trevor Ball for earning hardware at the Midwest Level 4 last weekend.
Jack was a finalist at the Boys 16s in Toledo.  Stuart got 3rd place.
Trevor was the Consolation Champion at the Boys 14s in Dayton.  All 3 players were unseeded.

Monday, October 19, 2015

OTCA Champs

Congratulations to Dublin Jerome and Coach Tyler Stephen for winning the OTCA Championship yesterday.  This is their 2nd straight title.  They defeated North Canton Hoover 3-0 in the Semifinals and defeated Cincinnati Sycamore 3-0 in the final.  Neha Dudipala (sophomore) won at 2nd Doubles in 3 sets after dropping the 1st set.  Erin Zhao (freshman) was battling back in the 3rd set after dropping the 2nd set at 3rd singles when the 1st Doubles Team clinched the victory.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

State Champions

Congratulations to Olivia Kompa and Paige Kompa from Upper Arlington: 2015 Ohio Girls Division I Doubles State Champions.  Olivia (senior), 2014 16s OVTA District Singles Champion, and Paige (freshman), 2015 14s Midwest Closed Doubles Champion, defeated Alexis Steer and Anna Delaney (Olentangy Liberty) 6-2 6-0 in the finals.  They defeated their teammates in the semifinals.  The sisters only lost 9 total games in the entire tournament played at the ATP site in Cincinnati.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HIgh School Girls State Tournament

Congratulations to all of the Girls who qualified for the State Championships this weekend.  This includes Division I doubles qualifiers Olivia Kompa and Paige Kompa (Upper Arlington) who won Districts last weekend.  Olivia was 1st team all State in Singles last year, while Paige is a freshman.  Also qualifying for Doubles was 1st time state qualifier Neha Dudipala (Dublin Jerome), who is playing with Courtney Go.
In Division I Singles, junior Alex Cash (New Albany) qualified.  She was 1st team All State last year in Singles.
The State Tournament has moved to Cincinnati this year and will be held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason on Friday and Saturday.

DI Singles Draw
DI Doubles Draw
DII Singles Draw
DII Doubles Draw


On Sunday the OTCA State Final Four will take place.  Congratulations to Dublin Jerome coached by Tyler Stephen for winning the Central District.  Erin Zhao and Neha Dudipala both will compete for Jerome this weekend.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

National Selection Tournament Champions

Congratulations to Robert Cash and Nathan Jose who won the Boys 14s Doubles National Selection Tournament yesterday in Dayton.  They defeated Saiprakash Goli and Alex Lee 9-7 in the final.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Central Ohio Girls High School Districts

Congratulations to the Girls from Central Ohio who qualified for Districts this Friday and Saturday.  District I will be played at Hilliard Davidson Friday and Upper Arlington Saturday.  Division II will be played at CSG Friday and Upper Arlington Saturday.
RCC Singles and Doubles qualifiers include:
Division I Singles:
Alex Cash - New Albany (Sectional Champion)
Evelyn Holman - Upper Arlington
Victoria Fan - Dublin Coffman
Sarina Xie - Thomas Worthington
Erica Chen - Worthington Kilbourne

Division I Doubles:
Bri Brdicka / Kathleen Jones - Olentangy (Sectional Champions)
Neha Dudipala / Courtney Go - Dublin Jerome
Jessica Flynn / Summer Asad - Dublin Coffman
Ashley Tan / Skylar Moore - Dublin Coffman
Olivia Kompa / Paige Kompa - Upper Arlington

Division II Singles
Janelle Ghanem - Columbus Academy

Division II Doubles
Rosie Gliatis / Ayla Kazemi - CSG

Division I Singles
Division I Doubles
Division II Singles 
Division II Doubles

RCC versus Capital

Last Sunday RCC played a scrimmage against Capital.  This was a great experience to get some outdoor singles and doubles match play in against college players.  RCC was victorious on most of the courts.