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2008 OHSAA State Tennis Recap

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OHSAA Girls Tennis Championships
Hosted by the Ohio State University at the Stickney Tennis Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four lopsided championship matches were won Oct. 18 as the Ohio High School Athletic Association wrapped up the girls state tennis championships at the Stickney Tennis Center on the campus of the Ohio State University.

In Division I singles, Mentor junior Kara Sherwood, who was a quarterfinalist as a freshman and sophomore, topped Perrysburg senior Julia Metzger 6-2, 6-0 to give Mentor its first girls singles champion. Metzger finished third last year.

Sherwood’s run to the state title came after she dropped her opening set in round one 6-0. She rebounded to win that match 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 and would not lose another set.

The Division II singles championship saw Gates Mills Gilmour Academy freshman Lauren Davis overpower Cincinnati Summit Country Day senior Gabby Steele 6-4, 6-0. It marked the first girls singles titles for Gilmour Academy, while Steele finishes her career with one state championship, two second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish.

West Chester Lakota West junior Ashleigh Witte and freshman Amanda Lin posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Upper Arlington sophomore Nicole Flower and senior Stacey Cox to win the Division I doubles championship. It marked the first doubles title for Lakota West and denied Upper Arlington a fifth doubles championship.

Junior Christina Raymond and senior Val Micek of Gahanna Columbus Academy notched a 6-2, 6-2 win over Chagrin Falls freshmen Anna Benson and Emily Mazzola to win the Division II doubles crown. It marked the first doubles title for Columbus Academy.

   
Division I Singles Bracket
Division I Doubles Bracket
Division II Singles Bracket
Division II Doubles Bracket

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