The disappointment Cristina DiLorenzo felt over losing in the second round of the Division I girls state tennis tournament mostly was gone after a few hours.

The disappointment Cristina DiLorenzo felt over losing in the second round of the Division I girls state tennis tournament mostly was gone after a few hours.

The New Albany High School junior went 1-1 on Oct. 22 at Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City, defeating Toledo Central Catholic senior Sydney Delp 6-2, 6-1 before losing to Westlake junior Lauren Golick 6-3, 6-2. Other than falling short of the championship, DiLorenzo said she couldn't have asked for much more from the experience.

"It was pretty much what I thought," said DiLorenzo, noting she watched former teammates Meghan Buell and Maddie Kobelt win a state doubles championship at the same facility in 2009. "I was comfortable playing. My whole team came to support me and made posters. I didn't really feel a lot of pressure. Making state was what I hoped to do the entire year, and that's what I did."

DiLorenzo cruised through her match against Delp, who had advanced to state the previous three years in doubles. Against Golick, a two-time defending district champion who finished third at state in 2010, DiLorenzo was within 4-3 in the first set and led 2-0 in the second.

"(Golick) just did not miss, and it's tough to beat somebody when they don't miss," said DiLorenzo, who lost 6-3, 6-1 to Golick on Aug. 20 at Hilliard Bradley.

DiLorenzo and the Eagles appear poised to have another strong season in 2012. They lose only one senior in Kylie Hess.

Coach Marc Thomas said he considered the season a success despite only DiLorenzo advancing to state.

"We had some tough draws at district," Thomas said. "Jane Haffer played well in her match for being a freshman going up against that kind of competition. Emily (Zhong, a freshman) and Priyal (Reddy, a sophomore) went down to the wire in their (doubles) match. All the girls left it all on the court all year. They played very well. I couldn't be any prouder of what this team accomplished and the effort they gave. I have no reason to think they won't be even better next year."

New Albany went 15-2 overall and 7-0 in the OCC-Capital Division to earn 68 points and the championship, followed by Olentangy Orange (6-1, 55), Hilliard Bradley (5-2, 51), Big Walnut (4-3, 31), Delaware (3-4, 24), Watkins Memorial (2-5, 21), Mount Vernon (1-6, 12) and Franklin Heights (0-7, 6). Sophomore Carol Vitellas won the No. 3 singles title, Hess and sophomore Alyssa Seneviratne won No. 1 doubles and Reddy and Zhong won No. 2 doubles.

In the district tournament Oct. 14 and 15 at Hilliard Davidson, Haffer won her first-round match 6-0, 6-3 against Olentangy's Megan Brdicka, but lost in the qualifying round 6-0, 6-0 to Orange's Anna Sanford.

Vitellas lost 6-0, 6-2 to Olentangy Liberty's Sydney Power in the first round. Hess and Seneviratne lost 6-3, 6-4 to Pickerington Central's Kyah Thomas and Peyton Klein and Reddy and Zhong lost 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to Worthington Kilbourne's Kelley Jiang and Claire Metka.