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.

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