Mason Girls Tennis 3-Peat as OTCA State Team Champions

10/21/2019

Mason Girls Tennis is making a strong case for being labeled as a "high school tennis dynasty." A day after a productive outing at the state individual tournament at the Lindner Tennis Center, the Comets went to Reynoldsburg and for the third straight season, won the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Division I state team tournament. Mason earned shutouts (3-0) against Upper Arlington and Magnificat to claim another state title. 

Saturday in Mason, Ananya Aggarwal was the OHSAA Division I singles runner-up, while Annie Kruse/Raina Chada finished third in Division I doubles.

Ananya Aggarwal's singles matches weren't needed as Emma Kruse posted quick victories in third singles and Mason's doubles teams completed the sweep.

"It's a great day to be a Comet!" Reid said. "It is hard because you play a lot of teams and you play a lot of different lineups. There's a little bit of rock, paper, scissors going on in terms of which players play singles and which players play doubles." 

Against Upper Arlington, Emma Kruse won third singles 6-0, 6-1. In doubles Sanjana Reddy/Annie Kruse won 6-0, 6-1 and Raina Chada/Anna Tonkal won 6-0, 6-1.

In the final against Magnificat, Emma Kruse cruised 6-0, 6-0, as did Reddy/Annie Kruse. Megan Li/Kelly Reid won second doubles 6-3, 6-2 to send seven senior Comets out with a state title.

"Team tennis is a different dynamic," Reid said. "It's important for everybody on the team to see what the other kids are doing. It affects the flow of the match. Anaya (Aggarwal) got off to a 3-0 start. It helped that she got a good start and the other kids saw how well she was doing and that gave them confidence." 

"It was a pretty special day for us with a great group of kids that together have won three state championships in a row," Reid said.

2019 OTCA State Team Champions - Mason Comets

(photo and article content compliments of Mason SID Dan Hilen)