Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Central Ohio Girls High School Districts

Congratulations to the girls from Central Ohio who qualified for Districts this past weekend.
RCC qualifiers included:

Division I Singles:
Nicole Santoso (Dublin Scioto)
Masha Manilchuk (Upper Arlington)
Sarina Xie (Thomas Worthington)

Division I Doubles:
Natalie Chen (Gahanna)
Grace Wilson / Josie Paazig (Hilliard Davidson)
Ella Hazelbaker / Noah Mizer (Upper Arlington)
Corrine Dixon (Hilliard Bradley)
Emma Waite (New Albany)
Evelyn Holman / Wendy Shi (Upper Arlington)
Maddie Atway (Olentangy Liberty)
Katherine Wang / Arya Dudipala (Dublin Jerome)

Division II Singles:
Alex Graham (Columbus Academy)
Lauren Motta (Columbus Academy)
Camille Olmstead (Wellington)

Division II Doubles:
Rosie Gliatis / Helen Hoag (CSG)
Savannah Haley (CSG)

Congratulations to State Qualifiers Maddie Atway / Danielle Schoenly, Ella Hazelbaker / Noah Mizer, and Evelyn Holman / Wendy Shi.  Hazelbaker and Mizer, both Freshman, came in as a 4 seed and defeated the 1 seed from Jerome.

The State Tournament is this Friday and Saturday in Mason at the Lindner Tennis Center.
Division I Singles
Division I Doubles
Division II Singles
Division II Doubles

18s Adv Team Tennis Nationals

The 18s Advanced team competed and got 5th place at Junior Team Tennis Nationals in Orlando, Florida at the USTA National Campus.  The team coached by Mike Kathary consisted of Jordan Phelps, Jack Dabek, Stu Brdicka, Colten Clark, Nikhitha Bhimireddy, Lalassa Nagireddy, and Paige Kompa.  Alex Cash, Kathleen Jones, Katherine Wang, and Jonathan Zhuravel were also on the team, but unable to go.

They swept Hawaii in the 1st match, with Nikhi and Paige winning in a 3rd set tiebreaker.  The 2nd round, they fell to the National finalists Nor Cal, with strong showings by Boys Doubles (Jordan / Colten) going 3 sets, and Mixed Doubles (Paige / Jack) going 3 sets.  After a long rain delay, they defeated Middle States, 56 - 18 to earn a spot to play for 5th through 8th.

Their next match was pushed until Sunday, where they defeated Tennessee in their closest match of the weekend 44 - 38.  They were down 9 games going into Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  Paige and Stu won 6-1 6-1 and Jordan / Colten won 6-5 6-2 to get the win.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

USTA National Doubles Championships

Congratulations to Robert Cash for winning the USTA Boys 16s National Doubles Championships with Andrew Zhang last weekend at the USTA National Campus in Florida.

They defeated the 1 seeds Phillip Jordan and Anders Martin in the finals 2-6 6-2 7-5.  In addition to this Gold Ball, Robert also won the Doubles at the National Clay Court Championships.

10s Adv JTT Midwest

The RCC1 10s team competed at the Midwest JTT Championships in Indianapolis.  The team included Shivum Kalyanam, Michael Wang, Nikhil Bhimireddy, Arya Chabria and Tyra Butler.


The young team competed well and improved each match.  They played an exciting match in the playoffs against Charleston, including tiebreak wins in mixed by Arya and Shivum and girls doubles by Arya and Tyra.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nats at the Zoo

Congratulations to Robert Cash for picking up his 2nd ball in as many tournaments last weekend in Kalamazoo.  Robert got 3rd at the USTA National Championships Boys 16s Doubles with Ryder Jackson.

They defeated last years Winter Nats champions Gonzalez / Johns 6-4 6-2 in the Round of 16.  In the semifinals, they fell to the champions William Grant and Tyler Zink in 3 sets.  Cash and Jackson bounced back to defeat the 2 seeds 6-4 6-2 in the final match to finish 3rd and get a Bronze Ball.

Also competing at the Zoo were Jack Dabek and Connor Biernat in Boys 18s Doubles.  They fell 10-8 in the 3rd to a seed.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

14s Int RCC Midwest JTT

RCC sent 2 14s Int teams to the JTT Midwest Championships in Indianapolis.  RCC1 played in the most exciting match of the weekend, tying West Indy Aces 35-35, but lost in the mixed doubles tiebreaker.  The team coached by Zack Schwenning included Owen Alderman, Aditya Reddy, Ava Richard, Rena Zhao, Reece Page, Brayden Chawla, Nikhitha Bhimreddy and Emma Wang.

The team battled back from a 3 game deficit to win mixed doubles 8-5 and force a tiebreaker.

Rcc2 also competed in Indianapolis at the Midwest Championships.  The team coached by Zack and Gabe included Hayes Houseworth, Mihai Crisan, Shriya Palusa, Sadeq Al-Ali, Ria Singhal, Pranav Krishnan and Isha Sawhney.  Also on the team but not at the tournament were Daley Straub, Ryan Baxley, Olivia Westin, and Grace Webster.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

14s Adv RCC Midwest Champions

Congratulations to the 14s advanced RCC team for winning the JTT Midwest Championships for the 2nd year in a row.  The team coached by Bryan Nibert included Anh Thi Thai, Nicole Santoso, Lauren Motta, Noah Mizer, Tanish Pairu, Nick Geelan and Sam Routzahn.  They qualified to go to Nationals in Orlando.

They won their last match 29-23 and needed Columbus Adv from Indiana to lose 3 games in their last match to tie with 132 games each.  RCC won the tiebreaker with more courts won.

Also on the team but not at the tournament were Caroline Sproule, Griffin Biernat and Parth Patel.

Monday, August 7, 2017

RCC 18s Adv Midwest Champions

The RCC 18s Adv team repeated as Midwest Champions at the Junior Team Tennis Championships in Indianapolis last weekend.  They were one of 3 RCC teams to win the Midwest Tournament.  The team coached by Mike Kathary included Lalassa Nagireddy, Kathleen Jones, Paige Kompa, Alex Cash, Jordan Phelps, Jack Dabek, Jonathan Zhuravel and Colten Clark.

They defeated Grant County in the final, and completed the tournament without dropping a single court.  They qualified for Nationals in September in Florida.

Also on the team who weren't at the tournament are Katherine Wang, Stu Brdicka, Alex Heiden, Robert Cash and Connor Biernat.

8:00 - 10:00 Clinic Monday August 7th Indoors at Racquet Club

Sunday, August 6, 2017

RCC 18s Int Midwest Champions

3 of the 4 teams that qualified for JTT Nationals were from RCC.  For the 1st time two RCC teams 3 of the 4 teams that qualified for JTT Nationals were from RCC.  For the 1st time two RCC teams made the Finals of the Midwest Junior Team Tennis Championships last weekend in Indianapolis.  This was in 18s int and it is the 2nd time that an 18s Int team has qualified for Nationals from RCC.

RCC1 defeated RCC3 in the final.  They each won their flights.  RCC1, coached by CJ Cash, included Angela Li, Wendy Shi, Ashley Weeks, Evelyn Holman, Stanley Cao, Anay Reddy, Emerson Dean and Masha Manilchuk.

RCC3, coached by Ken Berlin, included Joe Hill, Anurag Reddy, Robby Berling, Shivam Patel, Alex Graham, Rosie Gliatis, Katie Yao and Priyanka Agochiya.

Congratulations to both teams!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WTT Junior Nationals

RCC got 3rd place at the World Team Tennis Junior Nationals last week in San Diego.  The team was made up of Colten Clark, Jonathan Zhuravel, Stu Brdicka, Alex Cash, Kathleen Jones and Paige Kompa.

The team which had to save multiple match points at Midwest to qualify, defeated Eastern, OC Breakers and Hawaii in their flight.  They fell in a close match to California Coast Crushers in the semifinals 39-34 after forcing overtime.  The most exciting match came in the match for 3rd place, as the Midwest RCC team went into the last 2 courts of Mixed doubles trailing by 13 games.  Colten and Kathleen won 6-1 and then Paige and Stu won 6-1 on the designated court forcing overtime.  They saved match points and won 3 more games to force a sudden death tiebreaker, and won the tiebreaker 7-5 for 3rd place over Intermountain 37-36.

USTA National Clay Courts Champion

Congratulations to Robert Cash for winning the Boys 16s Doubles with Ryder Jackson at the USTA National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach.   

Robert picked up his 3rd Gold Ball in Doubles.  After winning a close 3 setter in the round of 16, they didn't drop another set, defeating the 2 seeds in the final 6-2 6-4.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Midwest JTT Schedules

Waiver needs completed by Friday by 7:00 pm

JTT Midwest Site


18s adv 
Sat north central
8:00 vs port Huron
10:00 vs called to serve
2:30 vs hitters 

Photo Saturday 5:00 

18s int rcc3
Sat north central
8:00 vs teutopolis
11:30 vs north shore
2:30 vs kings 18s
8:00 am

Photo Saturday 4:30

18s int rcc1
Sat north central
8:00 vs Huron valley
11:30 vs paramount 
2:30 vs titan rockets
8:00 am

Photo Saturday 10:30

14s adv
Sat north central 
8:00 vs north shore 
11:30 vs team columbus
8:00 vs north shore 
11:30 vs team Columbus
photo 10:50 Saturday

14s int rcc1
Sat Carmel 
8:00 vs purple reign 
12:00 va erc 
8:00 vs Huron valley
Playoffs 11:00 and 2:00
Photo Saturday 10:30

14s int rcc2
Sat Carmel
8:00 vs west Indy aces
12:00 vs oak brook
8:00 vs grant county
Playoffs 11:00 and 2:00
Photo Saturday 2:20

Sat north central
8:00 vs Lind
2:30 vs north shore 

Photo Saturday 1:20

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

USTA National Level 2

Congratulations to Jack Dabek and Connor Biernat for reaching the semifinals of Boys 18s doubles at the USTA National Level 2 in Midland, Michigan last weekend.  They defeated the 2 seeds and Midwest Closed champion to reach the semis, and fell in a tiebreaker for 3rd place.

USTA Intersectionals

The Midwest team finished 3rd at USTA Intersectionals in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Robert Cash competed on the team coached by Mark Faber.  They defeated Florida to make the semifinals, before falling in a close match to Southern.  They bounced back to defeat Texas for 3rd.

8:00 - 10:00 Clinic Thursday July 6th Outdoors at Upper Arlington High School

Friday, June 30, 2017

RCC Slammin Summer Series

Last weekend the Racquet Club hosted Boys and Girls 12s and 16s RCC Slammin Summer Series Compass Draw.  
Parth Patel won the Boys 16s singles.  Rosie Gliatis won the Girls 16s Singles.  Elizabeth Alderman won the Girls 12s Singles.  

The previous week, Boys 14s and Girls 12s took place.  Congratulations to Eric Tang and Jenny Zhang for winning the tournament.