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.
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