Tess Bucher reaches semi-finals of state tennis tournament again


MIAMISBURG – A move inside the state tennis tournament didn’t bother Tess Bucher on Friday. High school student Hoover High School has qualified for the semi-finals of the Division I State Tournament for the second year in a row

Bucher has lost just one game in back-to-back wins in the tournament’s opening two rounds at the South Regency Tennis and Fitness Center. The tournament was supposed to be played outdoors at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, but was moved indoors due to the weather.

Bucher, the Akron District Champion a week ago, started her day Friday morning with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Bellbrook sophomore Maya Brink in the first round.

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Bucher followed that up with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Dublin Coffman sophomore Pritika Ghosh Choudhuri in the quarter-finals.

Bucher, who finished fourth a year ago at the state tournament, returns to action on Saturday morning in the semifinals.

Hoover Vikings doubles team wins match, Jackson falls in first round

In the doubles Division I, Hoover’s Izzy Warburton and Angelina Koinoglou reached the quarter-finals before being eliminated, and Jackson’s Maddy Altman and Paige Reese lost in the first round.

Warburton and Koinoglou defeated sophomores Richie Francois and Paige Cornelius of New Albany 7-5, 6-1 in the first round. The Hoover duo lost in the quarterfinals to sophomore Clara Owen and junior Caroline Hinshaw of Centerville 6-0, 6-1.

Jackson’s Altman and Reese lost 6-3, 6-2 to juniors Ellie Assenmacher and Emma Nofziger of Toledo Notre Dame Academy in the first round.

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