Saturday, October 23, 1999

Champ Falk makes state tennis semis




        COLUMBUS — Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Audra Falk continued her quest for a second straight Division II state singles title, advancing to the semifinals at the 23rd annual girls' tennis tournament Friday at Ohio State University.

        Falk improved to 32-0 on the season with Friday's two victories. She faces Huron's Morgan Landes in the semifinals today. Landes defeated Amelia Crace, of Seven Hills, in straight sets in a first-round match.

        In Division II doubles, Indian Hill's Meredith Vincent and Michelle Rothzeid advanced, as did CHCA's Laura Leutzinger and Jennifer Dektas.

        Sycamore's Cassie Uhl and Susan Hyams advanced to the Division I doubles semifinals, beating teams from Cleveland Heights (6-2, 6-3) and Warren Harding (6-0, 6-2). They will face Amy O'Handley and Sarah Shanahan of Columbus Bishop Watterson today.

        Semifinal pairings and results of the 23rd annual girls' state high school tennis tournament at Ohio State University:

        DIVISION I

        Singles

        First Round: Allison Lesnett, Jr., Canfield def. Tiffini Foster, Fr., Day. Chaminade-Julienne 3-6, 6-1, 6-2; Anna Volberg, Fr., Tol. St. Ursula d. Kavitha Sivashanker, Jr., Thomas Worthington, 7-6 (7-1), 2-6, 6-1; Melissa Schaub, Soph., Lexington def. Lauren Gerlach, Sr., Hudson 7-5, 6-3; Fritzi Stroh, Jr., Amherst Steele def. Megan Zimpfer, Sr., Centerville, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Kavitha Tipirneni, Sr., Hillard Darby def. Whitney Thomas, Soph., Solon 6-0, 6-0; Grace Cascarilla, Jr., Rocky River Magnificat def. Susan Kelley, Sr., Mason 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-0; Michelle DaCosta, Jr., Huber Hts. Wayne def. Melanie Oleski, Fr., Broadview Hts. Brecksville 6-0, 6-1; Kate Sotsenko, Soph., Cols. Independence,def. Ainsley Watkins, Sr., Fremont Ross 7-5, 6-4.

        Second Round: Volberg def. Lesnett 6-4, 6-3; Schaub def. Stroh 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Tipirneni def. Cascarilla 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-0; DaCosta def. Sotsenko 7-5, 6-4.

        Doubles

        Kelly Anderson, Sr., Beth Messaros, Sr., Gahanna Lincoln def. Carla Miller, Sr., Emily Mitson, Sr., Massillon Jackson 6-4, 6-3; Megan Vodhanel,Jr. Julie Playforth, Jr., Canfield, d. Elizabeth Brunsman, Sr., Molly Meissner, Sr., Oak Hills, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Andrea Meister, Soph., Jennifer Meister, Sr., Massillon Jackson def. Kristen Veith, Jr., Maggie Jacobs, Sr., Middletown 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Alexa Konstand, Sr., Lindsay Katton, Sr., Richfield Revere def. Eva Szuch, Sr., Kate Lohner, Fr., Tol. St. Ursula Acad., 6-2, 6-1; Amy O'Handley, Jr., Sarah Shanahan, Jr., Cols. Watterson def. Brianne Petricone, Jr., Andye Kelley, Soph., Ursuline, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Cassie Uhl, Jr., Susan Hyams, Sr., Sycamore def. Christie Obiaya, Sr., Kelly Houser, Sr., Cleve. Hts. 6-2, 6-3; Leigh Carlson. Soph., Ariadna Mengeu, Jr., Warren Harding def. Tara Ogg, Soph., Laura Bloor, Jr., Lexington 6-4, 6-1.

        Second Round: Anderson-Messaros def. Vodhanel-Playforth 6-0, 6-2; Bauer-Schoenberger def. Meister-Meister 6-4, 6-2; Petricone-Kelley def. Konstand-Kattan 6-0, 6-0; Uhl-Hyams def. Carlson-Menguel 6-0, 6-2.

        DIVISION II

        Singles

        First Round: Audra Falk, Jr., Cin Hills Christian Acad. def. Amy Stein, Jr., Beachwood 6-0, 6-0; Laura Maurer, Fr., Bay Village Bay def. Lisa Stertzer, Soph., Worthington Christian 6-4, 6-2; Kristen Bowman, Fr., Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown def. Tiffany Young, Soph. Worthington Christian 6-2, 6-3; Morgan Landes, Jr., Huron def. Amelia Crace, Fr., Seven Hills 6-1, 6-0; Maaria Husain, Jr., Marion Pleasant def. Pennie Spirtos, Jr., Medina Highland 6-2, 6-2; Nancy Wiegand, Jr., Badin def. Heather Hagood, Jr., Vermilion 7-5, 6-1; Laura Kokinda, Jr., Port Clinton def. Erin Kirkland, Jr., Kettering Alter 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Alison Silverio, Fr., Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas def. Kelly Carey, Sr., Springfield Catholic Central 6-4, 6-2.

        Second Round: Falk def. Maurer, 6-2, 7-5; Landes def. Bowman 6-1, 6-1; Husain def. Wiegand 6-2, 6-4; Silverio def. Kokinda 6-1, 6-0.

        Doubles

        First Round: Lindsay Hanto, Jr., Shaden Dowiatt, Fr., Cin. Hills Christian Academy def. Jennifer Good, Sr., Francesca Russo, Soph., Columbus School for Girls 6-7, 6-3, 7-5; Jessica Lee, Fr., Amy Croskey, Sr., Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas def. Katie Mason, Jr., Angie Beeler, Jr., Upper Sandusky 6-2, 6-3; Emily Howard, Soph., Katherine Howard, Sr., Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit def. Tiffany Harmon, Sr., Gretchen Bachman, Sr., Napoleon 6-2, 6-3; Meredith Vincent, Jr., Michelle Rothzeid, Sr., Indian Hill def. Allison Brondfield, Sr., Nicole Tanenbaum, Sr. 6-1, 6-4; Kristin Demidovich, Sr., Sarah Lyras, Soph., Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, def. Nikki Schultz, Sr., Megan Meyer, Jr., Vermilion 6-3, 6-4; Laura Leutzinger, Jr., Jennifer Dektas, Soph., Cin Hills Christian Academy def. Abby Babcock, Sr., Courtney Clifford, Portsmouth 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Victoria Davis, Sr., Pearl Chan, Jr., Columbus School for Girls def. Nicki Motto, Sr., Christy Whalen, Jr., Dayton Oakwood, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); Lindsey Sine, Sr., Mai Shiota, Jr., Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown def. Diane Lane, Sr., Michelle Carroll, Soph., Kettering Alter, 6-4, 6-4.

        Second Round: Lee-Croskey def. Hanto-Dowiatt 6-1, 6-0; Vincent-Rothzoid def. Howard-Howard 3-6, 6-1, 6-3; Leutzinger-Dektas def. Demidovich-Lyras 6-2, 6-3; Davis-Chan def. Sine-Shiota 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

        TODAY'S SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS

        Division I

        Singles: Anna Volberg, Fr., Tol. St. Ursula Acad. vs. Melissa Schuab, Soph., Lexington; Kavitha Tipirneni, Sr., Hillard Darby vs. Michelle DaCosta, Jr., Huber Hts. Wayne.

        Doubles: Kelly Anderson, Sr., Beth Messaros, Sr., Gahanna Lincoln vs. Stephanie Bauer, Jr., Susie Schoenberger, Jr., Upper Arlington; Amy O'Handley, Jr., Sarah Shanahan, Jr., Cols. Watterson vs. Cassie Uhl, Jr., Susan Hyams, Sr., Sycamore.

        Division II

        Singles: Audra Falk, Jr., Cin Hills Christian Acad. vs. Morgan Landes, Jr., Huron; Maaria Husain, Jr., Marion Pleasant, vs. Alison Silverio, Fr., Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas.

        Doubles: Jessica Lee, Fr., Amy Croskey, Sr., Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Meredith Vincent, Jr., Michelle Rothzeid, Sr., Indian Hill; Laura Leutzinger, Jr., Jennifer Dektas, Soph., Cin Hills Christian Academy vs. Victoria Davis, Sr., Pearl Chan, Jr., Columbus School for Girls.

       



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