Wednesday, December 13, 2017

National Indoor Doubles Champion

Congratulations to Robert Cash for winning the Boys 16s Doubles with Ryder Jackson at the USTA National Indoor Championships in Boston.  This was his 3rd gold ball this year, and 5th ball of the year.

Monday, December 4, 2017

RCC Thanksgiving UTR Tournament

Congratulations to Sadeq Al-Ali for winning the RCC Thanksgiving UTR Tournament.  Congratulations to Anna Chang for making the finals, Ethan Samora for getting 3rd place, and Irene Grigoryan for winning the Consolation.

ITF Doubles Champion

Congratulations to Robert Cash for winning the ITF Grade 4 in Atlanta with J.J. Mercer.  They defeated the singles champion in the semis, and won 7-5 7-5 in the final.  They didn't drop a set in the tournament.

Monday, November 27, 2017

November Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the following tournament champions this month:

Arya Chabria - Girls 12s Wickertree Champion

Sujan Sriram - Boys 12s Wickertree Champion

Tanish Pairu - Boys 14s Queen City Compass Champion

Sam Routzahn - Boys 16s Queen City Compass Champion

Griffin Biernat - Boys 16s Queen City Compass Champion

Alex Heiden - Boys 18s Elysium Compass Draw Champion

Friday, October 27, 2017

Girls State Tournament

Congratulations to all of the qualifiers to the OHSAA Girls State Tournament last weekend in Mason.

In Division I Doubles, the freshman team of Ella Hazelbaker and Noah Mizer (Upper Arlington) fell in a tight match 6-4 in the 3rd set to Massillon Jackson.

Wendy Shi and Evelyn Holman also qualified from Upper Arlington.  They were victorious 1st round, making them 2nd team All State.  They lost in the quarters in a close match to a strong team from Westlake.

Freshman Maddie Atway from Olentangy Liberty, won the Division I State Doubles Title with Danielle Schoenly.  They didn't drop a set in the tournament and defeated O'Connor / Dhaliwal (Cincinnati Ursuline Academy) in the final.

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Racquet Club Orange Ball Tournament

Last weekend the Racquet Club hosted an Orange Ball Youth Progression Tournament.
Many RCC kids participated.  Congratulations to Audrey Lu for reaching the finals, and to Aiden Tang for winning the Consolation.  

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.
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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.