Congratulations to Elysium’s junior Annie Yang for being named to the Prince’s Hot 100 List! Way to go! Click HERE for the full story.
On March 18, Elysium Tennis teaching pro, Kirsten Flower, and her dad, Jim Flower, won the gold ball at the USTA National Father-Daughter Indoor Hard Court Championships in South Barrington, Il. In the final, Kirsten and Jim beat the top ranked team in the country, Jerry and Becky Morse-Karzan, by a score of 6-1 6-0 to win their third national championship together. The father-daughter pair will look to continue their success this June in San Diego at the USTA National Father-Daughter Outdoor Hard Court Championships.
The doubles tandem of Lauren Bellinger and Sarah Stein (Dublin Jerome) won the Division I State Championship by defeating fellow Elysium players Lauren Ghidotti and Katie Shepherd (Bishop Watterson) in a three set thriller. All four girls made it to the state semis for the second straight season. The Jerome girls improved on their runner-up performance in 2010 and Watterson improved on their fourth place finish.
Junior My Linh Li (St. Francis DeSales), won the state doubles title with her older sister (Kim My) in 2009 and she had to sit out of the state tourney in 2010 due to injury. This year she entered the tourney healthy, with a ton of confidence and ready to make a run at another title. My Linh won her first two rounds to make it to the semis where she came up short to the defending and eventual champion. She was able to compose herself and after being down a set in the third and fourth place match, to come back and win 6-2 in the third to place third in the state.
Three other Elysium players participated in the OHSAA tournament, Rachael Morales (Hartley), Anna Sanford (Olentangy Orange), and Emma Stein (Dublin Jerome) with Anna and Emma both losing in the quarterfinals to the eventual runner-up and champion in Division I. Rachael bowed out in the first round to the eventual runner-up in Division II.
Dublin Jerome won the Division I team State Championship with many Elysium members on the team. Congrats to Elysium players Lauren Bellinger, Maddy Easdale, Sofia Gomez, Emma Stein, Sarah Stein who helped Jerome win their first team state championship.
Congrats to all participants, we are very proud of you!