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OHSAA Serves Up State Tennis Tournament

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October 19, 2010

OHSAA Serves Up State Tennis Tournament
Several players returning to a strong 2010 field

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2010 OHSAA girls state tennis championships begin Friday at Stickney Tennis Center at The Ohio State University. The semifinals and finals matches will take place Saturday at Hilliard Davidson High School.

In Division I singles, 2009 state champion Niki Flower (Sr., Upper Arlington) returns to defend her title. A field of 15 other players will try to stop her, including Meghan Buell (Sr., New Albany), who won a state title in the doubles tournament last year.

Returning doubles partners from Liberty Twp. Lakota East, Carolyn Pitman (Sr.) and Taylor Holden (So.), are back aiming to return to the championship match after finishing as runner-up to New Albany last year. Komal Safdar (Sr., Cincinnati Ursuline), Division I singles runner-up last year, returns to the tournament in the doubles format.

The girls Division II singles tournament brings a loaded field back from 2009. State champion Alyssa Ritchie (Sr., Waynesville) returns along with runner-up Courtney Earnest (Jr., Lexington), third-place finisher Rachael Morales (So., Columbus Bishop Hartley) and fourth-place finisher Kelsey Matthews (Sr., Cincinnati Indian Hill).
The Division II doubles tournament returns with many new faces as only four doubles teams return, none of whom made it past the second round.

Play begins 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Stickney Tennis Center at the Ohio State University.

Contact: Paul Seiter, pseiter@ohsaa.org

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