Allare brothers help Kings to a few firsts By Alex Blumer
finals. "I think that's the best match I've seen in the state tournament in my three years." COWMBUS - You11 have to Sophomore Matt Allare and Isforgive the rest of Ohio tennis if it's mail capped off a dominating posttired of hearing the names "Kings'' season by ovezwhelming Sycaor "Allare." more's Sandy Beny and Carl Brothers John and Matt Allare Bernstein 6-1, 6-3. from Kings became the first pair of With wins by Ismail and John brothers to sweep both state titles Allare Saturday and Matthews in Saturday when doubles last year, all three of .....------,-..,.-----. John ousted team- Kings' seniors graduate with a mate Doug Mat- state title. thews in the DiviCincinnati Hills Christian Acadsion I singles final emy sophomore Steve Havens capand "Matt teamed tured his second state title in as with Ra'ees Ismail many seasons with a 7-5, 6-3 trito claim the dou- umph over Cincinnati Countzy Matt Allare bles crown. Day junior Chris Herrlinger in the It was also the Division II championship. first time since Herrlinger had a chance to 1985 that a school seiVe out the first set at 54 before had pulled off that Havens broke twice to take the set · and eventually the match. feat It was the last Hopes for a Cincinnati-area match of the tour- sweep fell through when Indian nament, an epic Hill freshman Billy Strunk and John Allare · struggle between sophomore Vmod Mahalingham Allare and Mat- lost 6-1, 6-2 to Elida's I.andon Neuthews, that highlighted final-round man and] ayson Hilborn in the D-II action at Ohio State's Stickney championship. Tennis Center in Columbus. St Xavier junior Kris Mehan Matthews was up a set and a and sophomore John Drosick took break at 64, 1-0 when rain forced third in D-I doubles after topping · play indoors to the dim and freshmen Pat Bandy and Marc cramped Jesse Owens West Ten- Pretorius 6-2, 6-2 in an all-Bomber nis Center. matchup. Indian Hill sophomore . Allare rallied, taking the second Andrew McCarthy finished fourth set in a tiebreak and overcoming a in D-II singles. wild third set that saw five breaks Kings seniors Matthews, Ismaof seiVe.to prevail over Matthews il, John Allare and Tnn Hershner 4-6,7-6 (3), 6-3. willtzy to go out with a D-I team ''I didn't think I had it in me; I'm title when state team tournament sure he felt (bad), too," said an play begins at 10:30 a.m. today: emotional Allare, who lost to MatIncUan Hill looks to defend its Dthews in the sectional and district II state title starting at 9 a.m. Enquirer contributor
C8 FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2005
The annual all-star tennis teams were selected by reporter Tom Groeschen and the Enquirer high school staff, based on season performance and postseason results.
DIVISION I ,,:,JaMiji;l3;i'
COACH OF THE YEAR
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
John All are
The senior was state singles champion, as he beat teammate Doug Matthews 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in the chcmpionship match.
His team became the first in Ohio to produce the state· singles champion, state doubles champion and state .team title all in one season.
The senior was state doubles champion along with Matt Allare. Last year, he was state doubles runner-up, along with John Allare.
The junior was state doubles runner-up, along with GaM Bernstein. He also was firstteam Greater Miami Conference as a No. 1 singles player.
The sophomore was state doubles cham. pion along with Ra'ees Is' mail. It was Allare's second straight state 1 doubles title, as he teamed w,th Doug Matthews to win in 2004.
SYC~~O~~ The sopho• i
The sophomore teamed with Klis Mehan to finish third in the state doubles tournament He also was firstteam Greater Catholic League South.
The junior teamed with John Drosick to finish third . in the state . doubles tournament. He also was first-team Greater Catholic League South in singles.
The junior reached the second round I of the state singles toumament. He also was first-team Greater Catholic League South.
rrore was state -::r ~ d~ubles run· n:!r-up, along . .:.:. . · · with Sandy Beny. He also was first-team Greater Miami G:lnference as a No. 2 singles p·ayer.
The senior was state singles ' "" ~ t runner-up to .. teammate • • John Ailare. It ' . ' was Matthews' second straight year in a state championship match, as he won a doubles title in 2004 with Matt Allare.
Kings -Tim Hershner, Joe Freudenberg, Andrew Herre Lakota East- Ryan Hamning, Steve Wipprecht Lakota West -Taylor Broda Loveland -Jeff Gulitus Oak Hills - Chris Keck, Jeff Haney St. Xavier - Shankar Ramaswamy, Patrick Bandy, Marc Pretorius, Jonathan Gaffney Sycamore - Ethan Arenstein, Manoj Rajagopal Turpin - Conrad Ludwig Walnut Hills -Jason Stuckey, Brian Starr, Peter Roodhouse Wilmington - Greg Conti, Jeff Carter
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
COACH OF THE YEAR
The sophomore was-state singles champion, after winning a state r ' doubles title as a f·eshman. He beat Cincinnati Country Day's Chris Heminger 7-5, 6-3 in this year's sinles final.
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DIVISION II ~~1ld;w•;i''
Matt All are
Division II <> • , , team state runner-up, de· · . . -". spite losing i"";- • five of six state qualifiers from last year's championship tam.
was state dou···-"' """ . bles runner-up . along with Vi~ · ·· nod Mahaling\ .• } ham. The duo also was district runner-up. Strunk was Cincinnati Hills League player of the year.
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~TI~~l:j reached "' i"";"the 'I', ~- . "'~.•..· second round
The junior reached the second round of the state doubles tournament. along with Nathan Matthews.
The sophomore reached the second round of the ""'.,..,. ,' state doubles tournament with Teddy Dahmus. The duo also won sectional and district championships.
The junior reached the second round of the state doubles tournament with Ryan Shidler. The duo also won sectional and district championships.
o! the state doubles tournament, along w1h Esh Ramadas.
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Vi nod Mahalingham
INDIAN The freshman
The sophomore finished fourth in the state singles tournament Last year, he was part of the state doubles runner-up team.
ALL-STARS FIRST TEAM
The junior was state singles runner-up to ', • · _ , CHCA's Steve Havens. It was Heminger's third consecutive state tournament appearance.
INDIAN HILL. The sophomore was state doubles runner-up along With Billy Strunk. The duo also was district runner-up.
HONORABLE MENTION Badin - Scott Timmer, Kevin Jolivette
East Clinton - Johanes Krominga Rnneytown - Brett Falhaber,
Madeira - Alen Amini New Richmond - Mike Woliver, Bl}'an Leffler
Roger Bacon - Evan Sikes Ross - Scott Herron Seven Hills -Sam Laber, Tom Linz, Cooper Sawyer Summit Country Day- Luke Albi, Jared Dunnmon, Cody Steele