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OVTA Team Finishes 2nd at the USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships

November 19, 2018 04:59 PM
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The team is coached by Zack Schwenning (Hilliard) and features team members: Madeline Atway (Powell), Griffin Biernat (Columbus), Alex Heiden (Westerville), Paige Kompa (Columbus), Sam Routzahn (Powell), and Zoey Weil (Columbus).

A junior tennis team from Columbus, Ohio, representing the USTA Midwest Section, finished runner-up at the 2018 Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships, held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 9-11.
            
The 2018 USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships brought together the top 32 teams at intermediate and advanced levels from various USTA Sections throughout the country. 

The Columbus team, which hails from the Racquet Club of Columbus, fell to a team from Austin, Texas, 52-29, in the final of the advanced division. 

The team is coached by Zack Schwenning (Hilliard) and features team members: Madeline Atway (Powell), Griffin Biernat (Columbus), Alex Heiden (Westerville), Paige Kompa (Columbus), Sam Routzahn (Powell), and Zoey Weil (Columbus).

In addition to the advanced team that reached the championship, RCC fielded a second team that competed in the intermediate division, finishing in 13th place. That team is coached by Guy Parks (Columbus) and features team members: Stanley Cao (Dublin), Nick Geelan (Dublin), Ella Hazelbaker (Columbus), Evelyn Holman (Upper Arlington), Noah Mizer (Columbus), William Newberry (Worthington), Jack Rardon (Columbus), and Wendy Shi (Columbus). 

Established in 1991, USTA Junior Team Tennis provides youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a coed, fun and competitive team environment – all while allowing participants to compete with and against individuals of similar ages and skill levels.

With more than 85,000 players competing nationwide, USTA Junior Team Tennis brings players together to enjoy camaraderie and teamwork, providing a  fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

 

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