CINCINNATI — Brooklyn Nielsen won three matches Saturday en route to the third singles flight championship at the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Fall Classic.
Wilmington competed in the D Flight and contested matches at Anderson and Turpin high schools.
In the final team standings, Wilmington tied for second with Kings but lost a tiebreaker and earned the third-place trophy. Turpin was the overall team champion.
WHS had 180 points, the most in school history at the GCTCA Fall Classic, topping last season’s 155 points.
“This was, by far, our best team showing at the Fall Classic,” WHS coach Doug Cooper said. “I was just telling the girls after watching Monday’s practice that this is the best team, top to bottom, that I’ve ever coached. They delivered this weekend.”
Kalista Adkins and Emily Davis lost their second doubles championship match in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 2-6.
“Kalista and Emily are running on all cylinders,” Cooper said. “A consistent winning combination, they are actually playing better and better as the season progresses. Their experience really was the difference this week.”
Nielsen becomes just the second WHS player to win her respective flight. Allison Brooks was the overall first flight champion in 2015.
Nielsen rallied from 0-5 in the first set of her title match to win 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.
“Brooklyn had to step out of her comfort zone in the second set and make a big tactical adjustment and executed it perfectly,” said Cooper. “She has had an incredible season. She has proved she can play with Div. I players from some of the area’s top schools, especially in big tournaments like this one.”
Nielsen, a sophomore, is now 17-2 on the year, including 15-2 in matches at third singles. Adkins and Davis, a pair of WHS seniors, are now 14-3 as a team. They have not lost in a league match, Cooper said.
September 24, 2016
Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Fall Classic Flight D
Anderson, Turpin High Schools
• Katie Schroeder was def by Hogan, Turpin, 1-6, 0-6; def Stump, Anderson, 8-1; def Schweable, Seton, 8-3; was def by Grerin, Kings, 4-8 in the consolation match. Finished fourth.
• Sophie Reed was def by Watiker, Kings 3-6, 7-6(4), 3-10; was def by Tan, Seton, 2-8. Did not place
• Brooklyn Nielsen def Sherman, Turpin, 6-1, 6-1; def Nymberg, OH, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8; def Shine, St Ursula, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 in championship match. Finished first.
• Allie Kees, Emma Schroeder def Early, Cappel 6-4, 0-6, 10-7; were def by Kaesemeyer, Reich, Kings, 2-6, 1-6; def Donges, Gallaway, OH, 8-3; were def by Whitehead, Moulas, Anderson, 3-8 in consolation match. Finished fourth.
• Kalista Adkins, Emily Davis def Batter, Deton, Seton, 7-5, 7-6(4); were def by Sander, Stephenson, St Ursula, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6 in championship match. Finished second.