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Ismail seeks victory in Columbus
FINAL UPDATE: Mehvish Safdar is the Ohio Div. 1 Girls Tennis Champion. The Cincinnati Ursuline Academy senior defeated Lauren Ghidotti, a senior from Columbus Bishop Watterson, 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday afternoon, completing a run through the tournament in which she did not lose a set.
FRIDAY UPDATE: Ismail falls (6-2, 6-3) in the quarterfinals to Eleanor Bullock, of Dublin Jerome, who also won her first match in straight sets (6-0, 6-2). Another local favorite, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy’s Mehvish Safdar, dominated her second-round match, winning 6-0, 6-0.
BREAKING: 1 p.m. Friday … Ismail rallies from one set down to win her first match (6-7, 6-2, 6-2), and will play again later Friday afternoon. She must win three more matches to become Div. 1 State Champion. The semi-finals and final match are Saturday at Hilliard Davidson High School.
This photo, taken at about 11:30 a.m. Friday at the OSU Varsity Tennis Courts in Columbus, shows Kings High School tennis star Amina Ismail warming up for her first match in the state tournament. Stay tuned for more updates from Knight Times correspondent Cassidy Charneski, who is on the scene.
From the OHSAA website:
In Division I singles, 2012 state champion Lauren Golick and runner-up Sandy Niehaus were both seniors last year. That could open the door for last year’s third-place finisher, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy’s Mehvish Safdar and Kings Mills Kings’ Amina Ismail. The two seniors are on opposite sides of the bracket and could meet in the finals.