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).

Draws
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)


Draws
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.









Friday, March 24, 2017

Bradley Tennis Announces Inaugural Coliseum Classic

Bradley Women's Tennis Team will be featured on ESPN3 tomorrow at 7:00 PM Est.  Senior Ashley Thai and the Bradley women's team will host St. Louis and IUPUI tomorrow inside Renaissance Coliseum, in an attempt to set the national attendance mark for the 2017 season.

Bradley Article





Tournament Results

Congratulations to the following tournament champions this month.

Queen City Boys 12s Compass
Champion - Dean Atway / Finalist - Aditya Reddy



Wickertree March Boys 14s and 12s
12s Champion - Tanish Pairu / Finalist - Aleks Andrin
14s Champion - Sam Routzahn



Elysium Girls 16s Compass Draw Champion - Arya Dudipala

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

RCC Orange Ball Tournament

There will be a 10 and Under Orange Ball Tournament at the Club this Saturday March 25th at 6:00.  Players must register online by Wednesday March 22nd.

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.


There will be more tournaments for April and May scheduled this week.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bernard Masters Champion

Congratulations to Sanjan Shanker for finishing the year 1st in the standings for the Bernard Masters Boys 12s.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lexington Spring Championships

Congratulations to Reece Page and Sam Routzahn for winning the Lexington Spring Championships last weekend in Lexington, Ohio.
Reece won the Boys 12s.
Sam won the Boys 14s.  Tanish reached the finals of the Boys 14s.







Midwest Level 2 Consolation Champion

Congratulations to Maddie Atway who reached the last round of the Consolation at the Midwest Girls 14s Level 2 in Streetsboro, Ohio.  She defeated the 3 seed in the final round.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Midwest WTT Champs

The Racquet Club won the Midwest Junior World Team Tennis Championships for the 2nd straight year last weekend in South Bend, Indiana.  The team made up of Alex Cash, Kathleen Jones, Paige Kompa, Colten Clark, Jonathan Zhuravel and Stu Brdicka qualified to go to the National Championships in San Diego.
The team defeated Wisconsin, winning 6 out of the 8 courts.
They entered the match with Indiana up by 3 games.  They split the boys and girls doubles 4-6 and 6-4.  They also split the girls singles, with Kathleen winning 6-3.  Both courts of boys singles were lost close 4-6 and 5-6, putting the overall game score tied going into mixed.  In an exciting finish both courts went into tiebreakers, which were 9 point tiebreakers (sudden death at 4 all).  Stu and Paige came back from 2-4 down, saving 3 match points on Stu's serve to win.  Right after that, Colten and Alex came back from 3-4 to win, where the guy from Indiana had 2 match points on his serve.
Jonathan, Alex and Paige are returning members from last years team.





Friday, February 10, 2017

Midwest Level 1 Champion

Congratulations to Dean Atway who won the Boys 10s Midwest Level 1 Championships last weekend in Rockford, Illinois.  He won 6-4 7-5 in the final and also defeated the 1 seed in the semifinals.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tournament Results

At the Smart Court Penn Open at Scarborough last weekend, Trevor Ball won the Boys 16s and Charles Aragon reached the Finals.


Anay Reddy reached the Finals of the Boys 14s.



Congratulations to Anh Thi Thai for winning and Libby Alderman for reaching the Finals of the Wickertree 12s Tournament.  Congratulations to Dean Atway for winning the Boys 12s.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

National Level 3

Congratulations to Connor Biernat for winning the Boys 18s Doubles Consolation at the National Level 3 in Surprise, Arizona last weekend.  He played with Anil Chakka.

Midwest Level 4

Congratulations to Colton Clark for reaching the finals of the Boys 18s USTA Midwest Level 4 last weekend in Carmel, Indiana.

Jordan Phelps defeated the #2 seed and reached the semifinals.

Samuel Routzahn reached the semifinals of the Boys 14s.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Midwest Level 1 Championships


Congratulations to Robert Cash for reaching the last round of the Consolation at the Boys 18s Midwest Level 1 at Notre Dame.  He defeated the number 2 and 3 seeds on Monday.  Connor Biernat and Jack Dabek also competed and won multiple rounds at the tournament.



Congratulations to Pavan Uppu who reached the Semifinals of the Level 1 Boys 12s Midwest Championships in Carmel, IN.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Denison Jr. Showcase Tournament

Several RCC players competed last weekend at the Denison Jr Showcase Tournament.

Congratulations to the following:
Boys 16s Champion: Alex Heiden
Boys 16s Finalist: Kai Britz
Boys 14s Finalist:  Sam Routzahn
Girls 16s Champion:  Caroline Sproule

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Midwest Level 3 Winter Championships

Congratulations to Trevor Ball for winning the Consolation at the Boys 16s Midwest Level 3 Winter Championships in Cincinnati.  He won 7 matches including 4 wins over seeded players.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Holiday Doubles Tournament

RCC ran Annual Holiday Doubles Tournaments over Winter Break.  Teams played doubles and team singles each round.

Congratulations to the winners of each group:

High Performance


















Cj Cash / Robert Cash


Team Development and Superstars




Superstars: 1st Aleks Andrin / Hayes Houseworth.  2nd Anurag Thokula / Mihai Crisan
Team Development:  1st Louis Denko / Andrew Daniels.  2nd Zach Palmer / Cole Keller


Stars and Shooting Stars





Champions:  Vinay Garg / Rahul Rajaram    Justin Wu / Shivum Kalyanam


High Performance Girls / High School Varsity and High Performance Junior






High Performance Girls / High School Varsity:  Wendy Shi / Neha Dudipala
High Performance Junior:  Roshan Sriram / Tanish Pairu