The Division II State Tennis Championships are being held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. Day one was delayed a couple of hours because of wet conditions. Indian Hill is well represented with six players.
In the singles, freshman Saskia Gobonya lost in the first round to a #1 seeded Marissa Madison from Columbus School for girls 6-4, 6-2. Freshman Morgan Coburn defeated a #1 seeded player Olivia Rohrbacher from Sandusky Perkins in the 1st round. Coburn lost to 2nd seeded Nicole Gilliner of Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 6-2, 6-3 in the 2nd round.
In doubles play, seniors Amalia Guzman & Sarah Price were making their 2nd trip to state as a doubles team. They lost in the 1st round to a #1 seeded team from Toledo Central Catholic 6-3, 6-0. Meanwhile the sister team of junior Gracey Hirsch & freshman Hayely Hirsch had a tough 1st round match with a 3rd seeded team from Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown. The #1 seeded Hirsch team won 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. In the 2nd round, they had it easier winning 6-1, 6-0 over #2 seeded team from Columbus School for Girls. The Hirsch sisters are in the semi-finals and will be guarantee two matches on Saturday. Their semi-final opponents is a another #1 seed, this one from Gates Mills Gilmour Academy. Gracey is in her 2nd state tournament. She went as a singles player last year.
Play will resume at 9:00 Saturday morning.
This will be a busy weekend for Braves' tennis. Sunday, they are in the state team championship final four at Reynoldsburg.
The district cross country championships will be held Saturday at Voice of America Park in West Chester. Races will be held throughout the day in all three divisions. CHL teams will be in the Division II & Division III. All of those races will be in the afternoon. Division II boys & girls held seed meetings to determine what district race they will be in.
Division II Girls
Race A 12:30 - Wyoming The top three teams and 12 individuals not on those teams qualify for the regional meet.
Race B 1:05 - Finneytown, Indian Hill, Madeira, Taylor The top three teams and 12 individuals not on those teams will qualify for the regional meet.
Division II Boys
Race A 1:40 - Madeira, Mariemont The top three teams and 12 individuals not on those teams will qualify for the regional meet.
Race B 2:10 Indian Hill, Reading, Taylor, Wyoming The top two teams and 8 individuals not on those teams will qualify for the regional meet.
Division III Girls
2:40 - Deer Park, Madeira, Reading The top four teams and 16 individuals not on those teams will qualify for the regional meet.
Division III Boys
3:15 - Deer Park, Finneytown The top five teams and 20 individuals not on those teams qualify for the regional meet.
The regional meet will be at Troy on Saturday, October 29th.
Volleyball sectionals started Saturday. Four league teams are Division II and four Division III.
Division II sectionals are at Blanchester High School. Taylor beat #6 Western Brown in 4 sets. Indian Hill beat #4 New Richmond in 3 sets. Number 1 seed Wyoming beat Norwood in 3 sets. Wyoming & Taylor will meet in the sectionals finals Saturday at 5:30. Indian Hill & McNicholas will also meet in a sectional final on Saturday. Their game will be at 3:30.
Division III sectionals are at two sites. Reading, a 2nd seed beat #10 Clark Montessori in 3 sets. Reading will take on #3 Roger Bacon in the sectional finals Saturday at 3:00. At Mariemont, #15 Finneytown lost to #7 CHCA in 3 sets.
Five league teams will play in the Division II boys' soccer sectionals and three in Division III. The first two rounds, the higher seeded team will have a home game. All games start at 7:00 unless otherwise noted.
Division II Cincinnati 1,2,3
CHL teams have three of the top four sectional seeds.
Mariemont edged #9 McNicholas 1-0. Number 2 Indian Hill shut out #3 Fenwick 2-0. Number 4 Wyoming shut out #10 Clinton Massie 10-0. The Cowboys have outscored their opponents 19-0 in the first two games. The sectional finals will be on Monday. Mariemont will go up against Indian Hill at Kings High School. Wyoming will meet the winner of the Western Brown-Monroe game at Milford High School.
Division III South 1, 2, 3#4 Madeira beat #8 Cincinnati Christian 2-1 in overtime. In a battle of Wildcats, # 6 Finneytown beat #9 Deer Park 5-4 in overtime. Sectionals finals will be on Monday. Madeira will meet the winner of Seven Hills - Cincinnati Country Day at Norwood Stadium. Deer Park will take on the winner of North College Hill - Roger Bacon at Mariemont High School.
No games Thursday, but there is a change in site for Saturday. Instead of hosting, Reading will be at Deer Park.
Four league teams are the in Division II and four in the Division III girls' soccer sectionals. The first two rounds of the sectionals are played at the higher seed. All games will start at 7:00 unless otherwise noted.
Division II Cincinnati 1,2,3
In the three Cincinnati sectionals, CHL teams have three of the top four seeds.
On Tuesday, #9 Taylor beat #16 Clermont Northeastern 2-0. Three schools have 1st round byes. All three games will play on Saturday. Number 2 Indian Hill will host of #7 Monroe. Number 3 Mariemont will host Taylor. Number 4 Wyoming will host #11 Blanchester.
Division III South
Monday, #6 Reading shut out #17 Felicity Franklin 7-0. Reading will be at #11 Deer Park on Saturday. Tuesday, #13 Finneytown lost to #12 Ripley Union Lewis 7-2. On Saturday. Number 4 Madeira will host #9 Bethel-Tate.