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District Tennis Tournament Begins Thursday For Reinhart

Posted on: October 12, 2016

SETTING THE SCENE:  Amanda Reinhart, Milford’s first singles ace, advanced to the OHSAA District Tournament after a close finals at Sectionals, where she finished as the runner-up.

 

A LOOK AHEAD - DIVISION I DISTRICT TOURNAMENT:  Reinhart advanced to the District Tournament for Division I.  Districts will begin on Thurs., Oct. 13th at 9:00 am, to be held at the Linder Family ATP Tennis Center in Mason. 

Reinhart will open the District Tournament facing senior Karli Mulkey of Tecumseh.  Mulkey, who was not seeded in the top four of the Troy Sectionals, earned her trip to the Districts by placing third overall.  Mulkey advanced through the bracket to the semifinals, where she lost 6-2, 6-1 to #1 seed Hanna Essick of Troy, the eventual Sectional Champion.

District Notes:

  • The Lindner Family Tennis Center is located at 5460 Courseview Dr, Mason, OH 45040
  • Two rounds will be played on Thursday, October 13th, and two on Saturday, October 15th
  • Division I singles will begin at 9:00 am
  • The top four singles players from Division I will qualify for the State Tournament, which will also be held at the Linder Family Tennis Center on October 21st and 22nd.

 Information on the District Tournament can be found HERE.

 

THE ROAD TO DISTRICTS:   Amanda Reinhart advanced through the singles bracket, straight to the Sectional Tournament finals for a rematch with fellow ECC player Caitlin Fisher of Turpin.  The road to the finals began as Reinhart breezed through her first two rounds to advance to the semifinals.  Reinhart defeated Brooklyn Nielson of Wilmington 6-0, 6-0, and then collected the 6-1, 6-0 win over Walnut Hills’ Jalyn Hall. 

Saturday’s final day of competition began with Reinhart playing Amanda Wilson of Sycamore, which resulted in another 6-0, 6-0 sweep.  The semifinal proved a bit more challenging, where Reinhart met with #3 seed Ananya Aggarwal of Mason.  Reinhart won the first set 6-2, but Aggarwal fought back for a win in the second, 6-2.  Reinhart took the win though, and the 6-1 victory moved her to the finals.

The final round, in what may now be described as a rivalry, had Milford’s Reinhart and Turpin’s Fisher facing off for the third time this season.  In their first meeting, Reinhart prevailed over Fisher 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), 6-2 for the regular season conference win; Fisher defeated Reinhart in their second meeting for the singles championship at the ECC Conference Tournament.  While Fisher took the first set 6-4, Reinhart rallied to even with a 4-6 win in the second.  In the third and final, Fisher took set 7-5 and Reinhart finished as the Sectional Runner-Up, and advancing to next week’s OSHAA District Tournament.