Coffman set to battle UA in conference tournament
The Dublin Coffman High School boys tennis team will compete in the OCC-Central Division tournament Saturday, May 11, at Upper Arlington.
Last season, the Shamrocks went 6-1 in league matches and concluded the league tournament with 54 points to place second behind Upper Arlington (77, 7-0) and ahead of Hilliard Davidson (44, 5-2), Worthington Kilbourne (34, 4-3), Thomas Worthington (27, 3-4), Hilliard Darby (20, 2-5), Westland (9, 1-6) and Central Crossing (4, 0-7).
Darby and Kilbourne moved to the OCC-Cardinal as part of OCC realignment and were replaced by Liberty and Marysville.
Placing second for Coffman in the OCC-Central tournament a year ago were Jack Buchan at first singles, Leon Cai and Brian Do at first doubles and Vishesh Javangula and Ken Yoshino at second doubles.
The Shamrocks defeated Scioto 3-2 in a match May 3, as Javangula (third singles), Cai and Do (first doubles) and Yoshino and Connor Geelan (second doubles).
Jerome, Scioto set to compete in OCC-Cardinal tourney
Jerome will be looking to defend its title when it competes in the OCC-Cardinal tournament Saturday, May 11, at Darby.
Last season, Jerome went 7-0 in league matches and concluded the league tournament with 86 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Scioto (56, 6-1) as well as Westerville Central (51, 5-2), Olentangy Liberty (49, 4-3), Westerville South (36, 3-4), Westerville North (22, 2-5), Olentangy (14, 1-6) and Marysville (9, 0-7).
The Celtics won league titles on all five courts, including Kent Seitz at first singles and Patrick Liu and 2012 graduate Kevin Lin at first doubles.
Darby, Hilliard Bradley and Kilbourne have replaced Liberty, Marysville and Olentangy in the OCC-Cardinal this season.
Jerome beat Westerville South 5-0 on May 2, as Seitz (first singles), Adam Seitz (second singles), Nikil Rangaswamy (third singles), Pranav Kaza and Patrick Liu (first doubles) and Jason Liu and Tyler Stohr (second doubles) won.
Scioto coach Mike Wrigley said his team is aiming for another runner-up finish in the league.
Winning against Coffman were Krish Nair and Hemant Reddy at first doubles and Vijay Singaraju and Burkhon Yusupov at second doubles.
"We're playing well, given the fact that we had to replace five starters," Wrigley said. "Our players want to get to as close to second in the OCC tournament as possible, but we'll have to play well to do it."