Thursday, December 8, 2016

Midwest Level 2

Congratulations to Arya Dudipala for reaching the last round of the Consolation at the Girls 14s Midwest Level 2 last weekend in Indianapolis.  She won 2 3 set matches, and her only loss was in the quarterfinals to the 1 seed and tournament champion.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the following tournament champions from last weekend.  At the Racquet Club Columbus 10s and 12s Singles Championships Dean Atway and Geetha Anne were Boys 12s and Girls 12s Champions.  Reece Page and Jenny Zhang were finalists.  Mihai Crisan and Emily Yoshino were Consolation Champions.

At Olympic's Bernard Master Junior Open Brayden Chawla and Colten Clark were Boys 12s and Boys 18s Champions.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

National Selection Tournament Champion

Congratulations to Robert Cash for winning the National Selection Tournament Boys 16s Doubles last weekend in Austin, Texas.  He and JJ Mercer from Huntington, WV defeated the 2 seeds 8-6 in the final.  Robert also reached the Consolation Finals in Singles.

Thanksgiving Pie Tournament

Last week RCC held it's annual Pie Tournament before Thanksgiving.
Congratulations to the following winners:

Superstars and Team Development:  Aleks Andrin, Sujan Sriram, Drew Solor, Stefan Li

High School Girls: Emma Wang, Lauren Motta

High School Varsity / High Performance Junior:  Stanley Cao, Shyam Pandya, Aditya Reddy, Roshan Sriram

High Performance:  Alex Heiden, Alex Cash, Robert Cash, CJ Cash

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Columbus 75k Challenger

There is another ATP Challenger event coming to Columbus that starts this weekend.  It runs November 19th through the 27th.  It will be held at the Ohio State Varsity Indoor Courts and the qualifying stats this weekend.  If interested in being a ball boy or ball girl, please email

The entry list included Taylor Fritz, Jared Donaldson, Bjorn Frantangelo, Stefan Kozlov, Rajeev Ram, and Reilly Opelka.

Midwest Level 1

Congratulations to Robert Cash who got 3rd place at the Boys 18s Midwest Level 1 earlier this month in Dayton.  He defeated the 5, 6, and 12 seeds.  He fell to the 1 seed in 3 sets in the semifinals before winning the last match 6-1 6-3.

Upper Arlington Awards

Congratulations to Nicole Holman for winning the Most Improved Career Award.  She went from playing on JV as a Freshman to making States as a Senior.  Congratulations to her sister Evelyn for winning the Golden Bear Award for sportsmanship, work ethic attitude, etc.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

OHSAA Girls State Tournament

The Girls State Tournament will take place this Friday and Saturday at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason Ohio.
Congratulations to all of the Girls from Central Ohio who qualified, including the D1 District Double Champions Masha Manilchuk and Ashley Weeks, as well as Upper Arlington teammates Nicole Holman and Evelyn Holman.
Stakes High for Tennis Pair thisweeknews article

In Division II Doubles, Helen Hoag and Savannah Halley qualified from CSG.  

Play begins at 9:00 A.M. with DI and D2 Singles followed by D2 then D1 Doubles.

Friday, October 14, 2016

JTT Nationals

RCC has 2 14s teams competing at the Junior Team Tennis Nationals in Columbia, South Carolina.
The 14s Adv team today split their matches, defeating Missouri Valley 59-28 in the 1st match and falling to Mid-Atlantic 60-24 in the 2nd match.  The team includes Dean Atway, Griffin Biernat, Maddie Atway, Caroline Sproule, Trevor Ball, Katherine Wang, Ella Hazelbaker and Pavan Uppu.  They play Northern tomorrow morning.

The 14s Int team won both their matches defeating Mid-Atlantic 50-39 in their 1st match and defeating Southern 54-44 in their 2nd match.  The team includes Sam Routzahn, Emma Wood, Wendy Shi, Nathan Yu, Noah Mizer, Shivesh Sankar, Emma Wang, Nick Geelan and Alex Graham.  They play Missouri Valley tomorrow morning.

Additional photos on USTA site

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

USTA Regional Champion

Congratulations to Maddie Atway who won the doubles and got 3rd in Singles at the USTA Girls 14s Regional Championships in Grand Rapids, Mi last weekend.  Maddie and Isha Rao defeated the 2 seeds 8-2 in the final.  Congratulations to Arya Dudipala also for defeating the 1 seeds and reaching the semifinals. 

OTCA States

Congratulations to CSG and Dublin Jerome for qualifying for the semifinals of the OTCA State Team Tournament.
In division II, CSG defeated Columbus Academy 3-2 last week to qualify.  Rosie Gliatis won at 3rd singles and Helen Hoag / Savannah Haley won at 2nd doubles.

In division I, Dublin Jerome, coached by Ken Berlin, defeated Olentangy Liberty 3-1 last night to qualify.  Erin Zhao won at 2nd singles, and Neha Dudipala won at 1st doubles.
Thisweeknews article

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September Tournament Results

Congratulations to all of the September hardware winners, including the following:

Tournament at the Tree V
Boys 12s Champion:  Tanish Pairu

Boys 10s Champion:  Aleksandar Andrin
Boys 10s Finalist:  Sam Lessard

Elysium Boys 14, 16, 18 Compass
Boys 18s Champion:  Stuart Brdicka
Boys 16s Champion:  Kai Britz

SmartCourt Open 
Boys 14s Champion:  Sam Routzahn

UA Fall Open
Boys 16s Champion:  Josh Cole
Boys 16s Finalist:  Reece Yakubov
Boys 16s Consolation Champion:  Nathan Yu

Boys 12s Champion:  Tanish Pairu

Girls 12s Champion:  Anh Thi Thai
Girls 12s Consolation Champion:  Kate Thompson

Elysium 12s Compass
Boys 12s Champion:  Parth Patel
Boys 12s Finalist:  Tanish Pairu

Wickertree BG12s Tournament
Boys 12s Finalist:  Brayden Chawla

Stan Wawrinka Says He Had An Anxiety Attack Before The U.S. Open Final

Stan Wawrinka Says He Had An Anxiety Attack Before The U.S. Open Final

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Columbus Challenger Ball Boys / Girls

There is an ATP Challenger event coming up at Ohio State starting this weekend.  They need ball boys / girls.  There will be a training session this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Ohio State Indoor Tennis Center.  There is another one on the weekend.  If interested email

This is also a great opportunity to go watch world class tennis.  The tournament runs the 17th through the 25th.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Midwest Level 3 Champion

Congratulations to Maddie Atway who won the Girls 14s Singles and Doubles last weekend at the Midwest Level 3 Compass Draw in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She defeated 4 seeds in the singles, including a win in the 3rd set breaker in the finals, and defeated 4 seeds in the doubles.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

National Doubles Champion

Congratulations to Robert Cash who won a Gold Ball winning the Boys 16s Doubles at the USTA National Doubles Championships in Winston Salem.  He played with J.J. Mercer, who is from Huntington, W.V.  The finals they defeated the 1 seeds in their closest match of the tournament, 6-7 6-4, 7-6.  They came back from 0-4 down in the 3rd set tiebreaker to win 7-5.

RCC 10s Team Midwest Championships

The RCC 10s team got 3rd place at the JTT Midwest Championships earlier in the month in Indianapolis.  The team coached by Mike Kathary was one game away from making the finals, as they finished tied for 1st in their flight.  The team consisted of Libby Alderman, Pranjal Agochiya, Gabby Knueve, Isabella Roth, Sujan Sriram, Sanjan Shanker and Neil Reddy.  They defeated North Shore elite.  Isabella Roth won the Sportsmanship Award.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

USTA Midwest Level 3 Compass Draw Deadline Today

There is a Midwest Level 3 Tournament on Labor Day weekend in Grand Rapids, MI.  It is a 64 Compass Draw and has Doubles.  The deadline to apply is today.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

18s Adv Midwest Champs

The 18s Rcc Adv team won the Midwest JTT Championships last weekend in Indianapolis. The team was made up of Colten Clark, Connor Biernat, Jonathan Zhuravel, Jordan Phelps, Robert Cash, Alex Cash, Kathleen Jones, Paige Kompa and Zoey Weil. They played a strong Five Star team in the finals. Rcc came back to win 33-25 after dropping the mixed doubles court. Girls doubles won 8-1 and boys doubles won 8-4 to take the lead. The team is one of three Racquet Club teams to qualify for Nationals in South Carolina.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

RCC 14s Adv Midwest Champions

The RCC 14s Advanced Team was one of 3 RCC teams to win the Midwest JTT Championships and qualify for Nationals.  The team was made up of Caroline Sproule, Katherine Wang, Maddie Atway, Dean Atway, Griffin Biernat, Pavan Uppu and Trevor Ball.  Zack Schwenning also helped coach the team.  They entered their last match of their flight with a 5 game lead over Team Grissom, and narrowly escaped with a victory to put them in the finals.  Maddie and Pavan won a very close mixed doubles to clinch the win.  The team played Port Huron in the finals, and won all the courts except boys singles, in which Trevol Ball competed well to get 6 games.  Caroline Sproule and Katherine won 8-1 to give the team a comfortable lead.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

RCC 14s Int Midwest Champions

RCC sent 8 teams to the Midwest JTT Championships last weekend in Indianapolis.  Of the 4 teams to qualify for Nationals, 3 of them were from the Racquet Club.  The 14s Int, along with the 14s and 18s Advanced teams all won and qualified to go Nationals in Columbia, South Carolina.
The 14s Int lost to Grant County in their flight, but they were the one 2nd place team to make the semifinals.  They then defeated the same Grant County team in the semifinals 26 - 24, highlighted by a 8-0 win in Girls Singles by Wendy Shi.  They defeated Five Star in the Finals by a wider margin.  The team coached by Ken Berlin and Daniel Lartey was made up of Nathan Yu, Nick Geelan, Sam Routzahn, Shivesh Sankar, Alex Graham, Emma Wang, Emma Wood, Noah Mizer and Wendy Shi.  Nathan Yu was also on the team that went to Nationals last year.