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 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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Midwest Closed

Congratulations to all of the players who qualified to compete at the Midwest Closed this weekend, including

Boys and Girls 12s and 14s Okemos, MI
Boys and Girls 16 and 18s Indianapolis, IN

Boys 12s
Aleks Andrin
Sanjan Shanker
Reece Page
Dean Atway
Pavan Uppu

Girls 12s
Anh Thi Thai
Nikitha Bhimreddy

Boys 14s
Griffin Biernat
Sam Routzahn
Alek Jacoby

Girls 14s
Arya Dudipala
Maddie Atway
Caroline Sproule
Ella Hazelbaker

Boys 16s
Kai Britz
Trevor Ball
Reece Yakubov

Girls 16s
Paige Kompa
Katherine Wang

Boys 18s
Jack Dabek
Colten Clark
Connor Biernat
Stu Brdicka
Jordan Phelps
Robert Cash

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

OVTA District Tournament

The Ohio Valley District Championships are coming June 10th - 13th.  This is the Qualifier for the Midwest Closed, which starts June 24th.  Last year, the Boys 16s was the only draw that was full, meaning that all players who applied got in except in Boys 16s.  The tournament has singles and doubles.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday June 4th.  Last years participants from RCC included
finalists in Girls 10s Singles and Doubles, Girls 12s Singles Champion, Girls 12s Doubles Finalist, Girls 16s Doubles Finalist, Boys 10s Singles Finalist, Boys 12s Doubles Champion, Boys 14s Singles and Doubles Champions, Boys 14s Consolation Singles Champion, Boys 16s Doubles Champion, Boys 16s Consolation Singles Champion, Boys 18s Singles Finalist, and Boys 18s Consolation Singles Champion.

Boys 12s Cincinnati, OH

Boys 14s Parkersburg, WV

Boys 16s Huntington, WV

Boys 18s Cincinnati, OH

Girls 12s Dayton, OH

Girls 14s Dayton, OH

Girls 16s Columbus, OH

Girls 18s Dayton, OH

Make Up Clinic Schedule

Make Up Junior Clinic Schedule

Tuesday 5/30
Future Stars 5:00 - 6:00
High Performance 4:00 - 6:00
High Performance Junior 4:00 - 6:00
High School Varsity 4:00 - 6:00
Quickstart 4:00 - 5:00
Shooting Stars 4:00 - 5:30
Stars 4:00 - 5:30
Superstars 4:00 - 6:00
Team Development 7:00 - 9:00

Wednesday 5/31
High Performance Junior 4:00 - 6:00
High School Varsity 4:00 - 6:00
High Performance 4:00 - 6:00
Intro 5:00 - 6:00
Quickstart 5:00 - 6:00
Quickstart Junior 6:30 - 7:15
Stars 4:00 - 5:30
Shooting Stars 4:00 - 5:30
Superstars 4:00 - 6:00

Thursday 6/1
Future Stars 6:00 - 7:00
High Performance Junior 4:00 - 6:00
High School Varsity 4:00 - 6:00
High Performance 4:00 - 6:00
Quickstart Academy 6:00 - 7:00
Shooting Stars 4:00 - 5:30
Stars 6:00 - 7:30

Team Development 4:00 - 6:00

Friday, May 26, 2017

Boys State Tournament

Congratulations to all of the qualifiers for the OHSAA Boys State Tournament today and tomorrow in Mason.
In Division I Singles Robert Cash (New Albany / So) advanced to Saturday's Final Four, winning a 3 set match against Mason's Niraj Komatenini.  He will play Paul Gota from University School tomorrow.

Stu Brdicka (Olentangy / Jr) lost a hard fought match in the 1st round against Solon's Vlad Rotnov 6- 4 in the 3rd.

In Division II Singles, Connor Biernat (Wellington / Jr) won 1st round before falling to Cincinnati Seven Hills Nick Williams.

Trevor Ball, a freshman also from Wellington, lost a long 3 set match 1st round to Adam Krueger.

In Division I Doubles, Jack Dabek and Evan Yakubov from St. Charles won 1st round against University School, before falling in 3 sets to Stern and Zhang from Sycamore.

Josh Cole (Upper Arlington / Jr) advanced to the Final Four of States with Jack Zelezny defeating Toledo St. John's in the 2nd round.

Also from Central Ohio qualifying for the Final Four were Mitchell Thai (Bradley), Nathan Jose / Graeme Green (New Albany), Austin Lawrence / Eric Min (Columbus Academy) and Mark Nudelman / Leo Schottenstein (Bexley).

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

Thisweeknews photos

Saturday, May 20, 2017

RCC Parent Meeting

RCC Parent Meeting

Boys State Qualifiers

Congratulations to all of the Central Ohio Boys State Qualifiers.  The district semifinals and finals will be played this morning at Upper Arlington.  The state tournament will take place May 26th and 27th at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

Division I Singles
Robert Cash  (New Albany)
Stu Brdicka (Olentangy)

Division I Doubles
Jack Dabek / Evan Yakubov (St. Charles)
Josh Cole (Upper Arlington)

Division II Singles
Connor Biernat (Wellington)
Trevor Ball (Wellington)

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

Thisweeknews Biernat and Ball

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

RCC Compass Draw

The Racquet Club hosted a 12s and 14s Compass Draw last weekend.
Many Rcc Juniors participated.  Congratulations to:

Boys 12s A Champion:  Jayanth Ramakkagari
Boys 12s A Finalist:  Hummza Ali
Boys 12s A 3rd Place:  Sanjan Shanker
Boys 12s B Champion:  Ethan Samora
Boys 12s B Consolation Champion:  Eric Tang
Boys 14s Champion:  Griffin Biernat
Boys 14s Finalist:  Tanish Pairu
Boys 14s 3rd Place:  Evan Manley
Boys 14s Consolation Champion:  Brayden Chawla
Girls 12s Champion:  Nikhitha Bhimreddy
Girls 12s Finalist:  Jenny Zhang
Girls 12s Consolation Finalist:  Grace Philip

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RCC Orange Ball May Tournament

There will be a 10 and Under Orange Ball Tournament at the Club this Saturday May 20th at 6:00.  Players must register online by Thursday May 18th.

This is a Youth Progression Tournament.  Players who are 10, are automatically at Green Level 1.  Players who are under 10, need to play orange level to advance to green level, accumulating enough Stars and/or trophies.  More information about this is on the USTA Midwest 10 and Under Site.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

12s and 14s Compass Draw this Weekend

The Racquet Club will host a Boys and Girls 12s and 14s Compass Draw Tournament this weekend.  The Deadline to apply is Wednesday night.
Draws will be limited to 8 people.  Matches will be Friday night, Saturday after 4:00 and Sunday afternoon.

Monday, May 8, 2017

April Tournament Results

Girls 10s UA Open 
Pranjal Agochiya Champion

Girls 16s SmartCourt Tournament at Scarborough 
Lalassa Nagireddy Finalist

Rosie Gliatis was a finalist in the Girls 16s Wickertree Tournament.

12s Compass Draw at Elysium
Nikhitha Bhimreddy finalist

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Junior Team Tennis

The USTA Junior Team Tennis Season starts soon.  The 1st local matches are Friday June 2nd.
Matches are Fridays between 10:00 and 4:00.  Local matches are this year, and will follow the tournament format of a girls singles, boys singles, girls doubles, boys doubles, and mixed doubles. A minimum of 2 boys and 2 girls must play in each match.  Players must play in a minimum of 2 local matches to be eligible for Districts and beyond.

RCC sent 8 teams to the Midwest Championships last Summer in Indianapolis and 3 teams to Nationals.

The schedule for this year is as follows:
June 2nd:  1st Matches
July 7th:  Last Local Matches
July 15th - 16th:  District Tournament at Park of Roses
July 29th - 30th:  Midwest Tournament Indianapolis

Email Gabe by May 17th to sign up.  Teams are being formed now.

April 10s Tournaments

The Racquet Club hosted a Green Ball Youth Progression tournament last weekend.  Congratulations to Arya Chabria for finishing 2nd.

Congratulations to Nikhil Bhimreddy, who won the Orange Ball Youth Progression Tournament at Wickertree last weekend.

The previous weekend, there was an Orange Ball Youth Progression Tournament at Scarborough.  
Michael Wang was the champion, and Nikhil reached the finals.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Bowl - Spring National Championships

Congratulations to Robert Cash for getting a Bronze Ball finishing 3rd in the doubles of the Boys 16s Easter Bowl in California with J.J. Mercer from Huntington, WV.
They lost a close match in the semis to the Spizzirri / Whitaker, who went on to win the Finals.  They only dropped one game in the 3rd place match.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Racquet Club Orange Ball Tournament

The Racquet Club hosted a 10 and Under Orange Ball Tournament last Saturday.  Congratulations to champion Michael Wang and finalist Tyra Butler.  RCC players Nikhil Bhimreddy won 3rd and Brady Thomas won the Consolation.