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2016 OHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament Coverage

2016 OHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament

Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason
October 21-22, 2016

 

State Tournament Information

State Tournament Brackets
Division I
Division II

 

State Tournament Schedule

*On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, first-day play of the girls tennis state tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH, was suspended from 9:00am to 11:00am due to weather conditions.
 
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
11:00am – 6:30pm: Practice on the Lindner Family Tennis Courts will be available, first-come, first-served
 
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
First and second round competition in Div. I and II singles and doubles.
8:00am: Coaches Meeting in Press Room
11:00am: Play begins with all sixteen Div. I & II singles matches, followed by...
                  Div. II doubles teams
                  Div. I doubles teams
 
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
Semifinal and finals competition in Div. I and II singles and doubles.
9:00am: Play begins with semifinal matches, followed by the finals
 
Indoor Facilities in Case of Inclement Weather:
   -  Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Rd, Cincinnati 45249
   -  Queen City Racquet Club, 11275 Chester Rd, Cincinnati 45246
   -  Camargo Racquet Club, 8215 Camargo Rd, Cincinnati 45243
   -  The Club at Harper's Point, 8675 E. Kemper Rd, Cincinnati 45249

State Tournament Recap

The 41st annual OHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament concluded Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. After a two-hour rain delay Friday morning, play ran smoothly through the remainder of the two-day tournament.
 
Division I
In the Division I singles final, senior, Molly Sandberg, of Hudson defeated sophomore, Anna Roggenburk, of Rocky River Magnificat, 7-5, 6-2. This was Sandberg’s fourth straight trip to the state tournament and her first state championship. She now has a Division I singles championship, runner-up (2014 at Cuy. Falls Walsh Jesuit) and third place finish (2015 at Hudson) to her name, and as a freshman in 2013, she lost in the second round to Mehvish Safdar from Cincinnati Ursuline Academy, who was the eventual state champion.
 
Sophomore, Zoey Weil, of Columbus Centennial defeated sophomore, Caitlin Fisher, Cincinnati Turpin, 6-0, 6-1 in the third place singles match.
 
In the Division I doubles final, it was a battle of the sister pairs. The Cianciola sisters (Hannah and Sydney) from Canfield bested the Zivick twins (Anne and Maria, sophmores) from Green, 6-4, 6-3 to take home the doubles title. Hannah (senior) and Sydney (sophomore) Cianciola became the fourth pair of sisters to win the Division I doubles title in the last 5 years. This was also only the second time in OHSAA state tournament history where two pairs of sisters faced off in a doubles championship. The last time that happened was in 2006 when Christine and Nikki Chiricista (Avon Lake) def. Christie and Katie Pleiman (Dayton Chaminade-Julienne), 6-4, 6-0 in the Division I doubles championship.
 
Seniors Molly Bauer and Ana Lopez of Rocky River Magnificat defeated sophomore, Hallie Hunt, and senior, Alessa Koinoglou, of North Canton Hoover, 6-3, 6-2 in the Div. I doubles third place match.
 
Division II
The Division II singles final featured a matchup of sisters from Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown—Lauren and Nicole Gillinov. Lauren (senior) defeated Nicole (freshman), 6-4, 6-3. This was the first time in OHSAA history that a pair of sisters played against each other in a singles championship match. Lauren is now a three-time Division II singles state champion (2014-15-16), joining only five other girls singles players in OHSAA history to accomplish the feat and the first since Audra Falk of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in 1998-99-00.
 
The last four Division II singles champions have come from Hathaway Brown, which brings the school’s total state singles championships number to five, tied for the most all-time with Cincinnati Indian Hill and Columbus Bexley.
 
Emily Dunbar (12) of Lodi Cloverleaf defeated Kelly Pleiman (12) of Dayton Chaminade Julienne in the Division II singles third place match by a score of 6-1, 6-0. Dunbar was the 2015 Division II singles runner-up and a three-time state tournament qualifier.
 
Hathaway Brown was not content with just a singles title, however. The doubles team of Catherine Areklett and Ally Persky took home the Division II doubles championship, defeating the team of senior, Claudia Althans, and freshman, Carly Cohen, from Gates Mills Gilmour Academy. The team of Areklett and Persky was Division II Runner-up the past two seasons, but were able to take the crown this season as seniors.
 
In the Division II doubles third place match, Gracey (11) & Haley (9) Hirsch of Cincinnati Indian Hill def. Michelle Tokman (12) & Anjali Kashyup (12) of Pepper Pike Orange, 7-5, 6-2.