Mason girls capture first state tennis title

One day after finishing the individual girls state tennis tournament with a placer, Mason capped its first Ohio Tennis Coaches Association state title with a pair of grueling wins Oct. 22 at Reynoldsburg.

Mason, ranked second in the state, had to go through top-ranked Rocky River Magnificat in the semifinals.

Kelly Reid amd Emma Kruse got the Comets off to a fast start with a 6-0, 6-2 win shortly before Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy took a 6-3, 6-0 win.

The Comets needed only a win from one of the singles players to seal the victory. But Mason was down on two of the singles courts; Sanjana Reddy was losing 6-1, 5-4 to Olivia Rondini on court three and Ananya Aggarwal was down 6-3, 4-1 to Alexandra Vesikallio on court two. On the top singles court, Jamie Kim had won her first set against Anna Roggenburk — who had won the singles state title the day before — in a tie-break.

After winning the tie-break, Kim raced out to a 5-0 lead in the second set as Aggarwal and Reddy fought to hang on and to mount comebacks. Momentum shifted as the state champion clawed her way to 5-2, but Kim sealed the 7-6, 6-2 win and her teammates raced to the court to celebrate the victory.

After taking down number one, third-ranked Dublin Jerome stood between Mason and the state title.

Mason made a couple of lineup changes and it looked like the plan might backfire as the Comets got just one point at doubles when Annie Kruse and Raina Chada were able to claim a 6-0, 7-5 win at second doubles.

Kim put Mason one point from the title with a 6-1, 6-3 win at first singles before Aggarwal closed out the title with a 6-0, 7-5 win.

At the individual state tournament, Kim opened with a 6-1, 6-1 win before falling in her placement match.

Aggarwal had opened with a 6-0, 7-6 win over district champ Kathleen Jones before falling in the semis. Aggarwal came back to finish fourth.

Sanjana Reddy/Nicole Reid fell 7-5, 7-6 (3) to eventual champs Maddie Atway ad Danielle Schoenly of Powell Olentangy Liberty.

Golf: Mason's boys finished eighth at the state tournament with a 333-331-664.

Jack Soper led Mason with a 80-80-160 while Charlie Woolson was second man with a 84-82-166.

Cross-country: Mason's boys cruised to the district tournament with 20 points, placing six runners in the top ten in taking the title.

Abel Nijakowski, claimed the title in 15:39.75 while Michael Uematsu was second in 16:02.72.

Johan Meyer was fourth, Isaiah Kelly fifth, Micah Champagne eighth and Jagger Vetter was ninth.

The girls also claimed a title at Voice of America Park, finishing with 57 points.

Brooke Harvey led Mason with a seventh place in 19:04.14, less than a second ahead of Faith Min.

Soccer: The second-seeded girls opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Mother of Mercy and a 1-0 win over Lakota Eat to move into the district finals.

The third seeded boys opened with an easy 5-1 win over Princeton while the volleyball team swept Mount Healthy 3-0.

Lebanon

The girls soccer team moved into the district finals for the second consecutive year with a pair of upsets.

The 10th-seeded Warriors knocked off sixth-seeded Ursuline 1-0 before dispatching fifth-seeded Sycamore 2-1.

The boys cross-country team finished fourth overall and district runner-up at Cedarville with 118 points to advance to the regional meet.

Jackson Siddall led Lebanon with a sixth-place finish in 16:11.45 while Sam Duncan was eighth in 16:17.48.

The girls were also named district runners-up after a fourth-place finish with 98 points.

Faith Duncan led the way for the Warriors with a third place in 17:35.45.

The volleyball team couldn’t put away fourth-seeded Beavercreek, losing 15-10 in the fifth set after leading 1-0 and 2-1.

Kings

Golfer Alex Swayne’s trip to the girls state meet included some new jewelry.

Swayne carded a 69-74-143 to finish fourth overall in the Division I meet. She was one stroke back after the first day, but struggled on day two to finish fourth.

The boys cross-country team finished second in the A race at Voice of America with 70 points.

Gideon Diebel led the Knights with a seventh-place finish in 16:27.79 while Nate Muenchen was 10th in 16:32.49.

The girls cross-country team was also second with 64 points. Leah Maschino was one of three Knights to finish in the top 10 with a fifth-place finish in 18:49.25. Brooke Garter was eighth and Abby Gandert ninth.

The 15th-seeded girls soccer team was upset by 26th seed Winton Woods 5-4 in penalty kicks in the first round of the tournament.

Little Miami

The Panthers had two runners advance to the Division I regional meet.

Lydia Vach was 11th at Voice of America in 19:26.98 while Kristen Sagraves was 20th in 19:51.18.

The volleyball team was upset by 15th seed McAuley 3-1.