On October 17, Carly Cohen (’20) competed in the State tournament. Cohen arrived as District Champ, and MVP of the league. After making the final four, and then competing in the finals, Cohen finished as Ohio’s state runner-up.
Cohen started playing tennis at the age of four. She has an intense practice every single day, using the tennis court in her backyard. Placing third at sectionals, Cohen would go on to win Districts, making her the number one seed in the State tournament.
In the District tournament, Cohen beat the two time defending state champion. In the final four, Cohen fought hard to take home the state runner up title and trophy.
Cohen said, “Tennis has always been a big part of my life. Being able to play in the state tournament as a senior has always been a dream for me.”
Other than the cold weather, Cohen said her biggest challenge at states was the semi- final match. The match took over two grueling hours and the points were very rigorous. Cohen said, “This took a lot out of me, but I knew I had to keep my head in the game with my energy and mood up. That way, I could continue and make it to the very end.”
Cohen was also state runner up her freshman year. She played doubles with Claudia Althans (’17). This journey at states was immediately following her announcement to her commitment to play Division 1 tennis at The University of Richmond.
Cohen said, “I always wanted to play tennis at the college level, and Richmond is a really good fit for me. I couldn’t be more excited to be on their team!”