Friday, February 23, 2024

Three from CVC qualify for state tennis tournament

West Geauga’s Rylie Hanford and Orange’s Blessing Nwaozuzu and Alexis Nyborg all punched their ticket to the 2019 OHSAA state tennis tournament.

Hanford finished second at the Northeast District Tournament while Nwaozuzu defeated Nyborg in the third-place match.

Both Hanford and Nwaozuzu are making return trips to the state tournament. Hanford beat Nwaozuzuz last fall for third place while Nwaozuzu also qualified for state in 2017.

Hanford dropped her district championship match to Gilmour’s Carly Cohen, 6-3, 6-1, and Nwaozuzu downed Nyborg, 6-4, 6-3, for third.

State brackets have not yet been drawn.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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