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Girls Tennis Defeats Rivals Bexley and Olentangy Orange

Junior Lauren Motta, with a powerful forehand at Olentangy Orange match. (Sari Shockett’22/Media)

After two big wins over Olentangy Berlin and Grandview Heights the previous week, the Vikes continued their winning streak by picking up two more victories. With a total record of 4-1, the Columbus Academy girls tennis team is determined to continue their momentum. 

The Vikes dominated Olentangy Orange on Wednesday, August 28, defeating a big-time rival. At first singles, junior Carolyn Tsung triumphed over her competitor, winning 6-3, 6-1. Naomi Chen’21 also beat her Orange opponent at third singles with a score of 6-2, 6-4. 

Juniors Sydni Ratliff and Lauren Motta conquered at first doubles with a win of 6-2, 6-4, while Alex Graham’20 and Anna Chang’22 brought it home at second doubles, winning 6-1, 6-3, 7-5.

After a hard-fought victory over Olentangy Orange, the Vikes continued their dominance with a 5-0 win over the Bexley Lions on Thursday, August 29. Graham defeated her opponent at first singles with a 6-4, 6-0 record, while Motta crushed her competitor at second singles, winning 6-1, 6-1. Chang followed at third singles, taking down her rival 7-5, 6-2. 

At first doubles, Ratliff and Emily Motta’23 steamrolled their Bexley opponents 6-0, 6-1. Sophia Sommer’21 and Chen finished the match with a second doubles win of 6-2, 6-1. 

After another dominant set of matches, the Vikes face four more big rivals in the upcoming week. The Vikes will welcome Bishop Watterson on Wednesday, September 4, then travel to their biggest competitor, Wellington, on Thursday, September 5. The Vikings finish the week with two more away matches against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and Indian Hill High School on Saturday, September 7.


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