Jerome captures 10th straight OCC title
The Dublin Jerome High School girls tennis team beat Canal Winchester 5-0 on Sept. 18 to wrap up the OCC-Cardinal Division championship, marking their 10th league title in as many seasons.
The Celtics finished 7-0 in the league, one win ahead of runner-up Scioto (6-1).
As the OCC-Cardinal champion, Jerome will compete against the OCC's other three league champions -- New Albany (OCC-Capital), Pickerington Central (OCC-Ohio) and Upper Arlington (OCC-Central) -- in a tournament Saturday, Sept. 28, at Central to determine the overall conference champion.
The event was to have been held Sept. 21 but was postponed.
Jerome, which beat Olentangy Orange 5-0 on Sept. 19, was 12-1 overall before playing Worthington Kilbourne on Sept. 24.
Winning matches against Orange were Rhiannon James at first singles, Maddy Easdale at second singles, Stephanie George at third singles, Natalia Gomez and Sophia Gomez at first doubles and Courtney Go and Emily Neal at second doubles.
Irish finish second in OCC-Cardinal
Scioto beat Hilliard Darby 5-0 on Sept. 16 to secure second place in the OCC-Cardinal behind Jerome.
The Irish will compete in the second-place OCC tournament Saturday, Sept. 28, along with host Gahanna, Coffman and Orange.
Scioto, which beat Reynoldsburg 4-1 on Sept. 17 but lost to Hilliard Davidson 4-1 on Sept. 18, was 7-5 overall before playing Pickerington Central on Sept. 24.
Winning matches against Reynoldsburg were Hrunya Ravindran at second singles, Sugamya Juvvigunta at third singles, Monica Xu and Cynthia Pathmathasan at first doubles and Sunanda Chilukuri and Shelby Powell at second doubles.
'Rocks take second in OCC-Central
Coffman defeated Westland 4-1 on Sept. 16 to finish 6-1 in the OCC-Central, placing second to UA (7-0) and earning a berth in the second-place OCC tournament along with Scioto.
The Shamrocks lost to Watterson 3-2 on Sept. 18 to drop to 9-4 .
Winning matches against Westland were Crissi Tzagournis at first singles, Sahithee Batchu at second singles, Amber Lee and Ashley Tan at first doubles and Victoria Fan and Skylar Moore at second doubles.
— Aaron Blankenship