Friday, May 28, 2021

OHSAA Boys State Tournament

Congratulations to the Central Ohio Boys who qualified for the State Tournament this weekend in Cincinnati.  

Division I Doubles  
Tanish Pairu / Max Fickas (Dublin Jerome)

Division II Singles
Sanjan Shanker (Wellington)
Griffin Biernat (Wellington)

Division II Doubles
Brayden Chawla / Evan Manley (Wellington)


Thursday, October 22, 2020

OHSAA Girls State Tournament

Congratulations to all the Central Ohio girls who qualified for the State Tournament this weekend in Mason at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.  The tournament is on Friday and Saturday.

Division 1 Singles:
Ella Franz (Olentangy Berlin)
Libby Alderman (Worthington Kilbourne)

Division I Doubles:
Ava Richard / Noah Mizer (Upper Arlington)
Ella Hazelbaker / Megan Basil (Upper Arlington)

Division II Doubles:
Katie Zerbi / Alexis Burkhalter (Wellington)


Ella Franz won the Central Ohio district tournament, and became the 1st girl from her school to ever qualify for states.  Libby, a freshman, fought back from down a set and 5-2 to qualify, saving match points.  Katie and Alexis are returning to states, where they finished 4th last year.

Monday, August 3, 2020

ITA Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to the ITA Scholar Athletes from RCC excelling on and off the court.

Paige Kompa - Paige played number 1 at University of Dayton as a freshman including a win over University of Cincinnati.
Men's and Women's Players Named ITA Scholar-Athletes

Alex Cash - Alex helped lead her team to a top 25 National ranking, and finished the sophomore season ranked in the top 20 Nationally in Doubles with Hannah Ciancola.
Women's Tennis Honored with 9 Scholar Athletes

Jack Dabek - Jack is a rising junior and also was a 2019 National ITA Scholar Athlete.  He won the Patriot League Doubles Team of the year also, finishing 2019 with a 28-8 doubles record, and 13-2 at 1st Doubles.  He helped Navy make the NCAA Tournament.
Navy Men's Tennis Players, Team Earn ITA Accolade

Robert Cash - Robert won the Midwest ITA Fall Doubles, and was a finalist at the ITA National Fall Championships.  He was an All-American, and finished the season ranked number 3 in the country in doubles, spending part of the season ranked number 1.
Buckeyes Named an ITA All Academic Team

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Midwest Open Deadline

The Midwest Open this year will take place on August 1st - 2nd. This is a Midwest Level 2 event, and also has doubles. The deadline to sign up is today, July 23rd.

Boys 12s - Cincinnati, OH

Boys 14s - Elm Grove, WI

Boys 16s - Indianapolis, IN

Boys 18s - Chicago, IL

Girls 12s - Elkhorn, WI

Girls 14s - Toledo, OH

Girls 16s - Indianapolis, IN

Girls 18s - Cincinnati, OH

Monday, July 6, 2020

Ken Berlin - Midwest High School Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Ken Berlin for winning the USPTA Midwest High School Coach of the Year Award.  Dublin Jerome had both doubles teams in the OHSAA State finals, including the champions from RCC Arya Dudipala and Lalasa Nagireddy.

Friday, May 22, 2020

RCC Reopening May 26th

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, the Racquet Club will be reopening.  Thank you for your support and understanding as we have all been dealing with the COVID-19 restrictions.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again, and to get everyone back on the tennis courts. 

We are committed to keeping everyone safe with constant and continuing disinfecting of contact points and surfaces, as well as ball baskets and hoppers.  We will practice and enforce responsible social distancing.  A barrier has been installed at the front desk to protect staff and customers.  Staff will be wearing facial coverings and will be regularly disinfecting around the club.  The club will be cleaned and disinfected nightly by a highly trained cleaning crew. 

The final 2 weeks of the Winter Session Junior Programs will resume May 26 thru June 6.  All classes will be held at the same time, with the exception of Saturday June 6th which is a makeup for Monday March 16th.  Space is limited, and students must confirm in advance that they are coming.  

A list of restrictions and protocols are listed on the website

The Summer Junior Program will run June 8th through August 15th.  The information is posted on the website, along with online registration.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Freshman All American

Ohio State freshman Robert Cash was named an ITA All American in Doubles this week.  He along with Cannon Kingsley are 2 of only 4 Buckeyes to earn All-America honors in their 1st season.  He and John McNally won the ITA Midwest Regional Title in an exciting comeback and reached the finals of National ITA Fall Championships.  They were 22-5 on the season, and ranked number 1 for part of the season, never dropping below the ranking of #3.

Robert becomes the 2nd player from RCC to become an ITA Division I All American.  Fellow Buckeye Kevin Metka was named an All American in 2014 and 2015.  In 2014 he and doubles partner Peter Kobelt reached the NCAA Finals where they lost in the closest final in history.  Kevin's amazing career also included being an ITA Scholar Athlete and winning the Big 10 Medal of Honor.