College Tennis Information

Congrats and Good Luck to NATC/KTA's 
Collegiate Tennis Players:

Class of 2017
John Purnode, Granville HS, Denison University

Class of 2016

Sam Sullivan, St. Charles HS, Butler University

Class of 2015
Alex Kobelt, New Albany HS, The Ohio State University
Nick Sweeney, Wellington HS, Haverford College

Class of 2014
Emily Mereckel, Gahanna Lincoln HS, Ohio State Club Tennis
Alyssa Moreau, Deerfield Academy, Kenyon College

Class of 2013
Canyon Teague, Gahanna Lincoln, University of Richmond
Rathnakishore Giri, New Albany HS, Ohio State Club Tennis

Class of 2012
Julian Judge, New Albany HS, Savannah College of Art & Design
Dennis Gleason, St. Charles HS, Wittenberg University
Blake Brewer, Westerville North HS, Ohio Wesleyan University
Russell McMurray, Big Walnut HS, Ohio Northern University Club Tennis
Kylie Hess, New Albany HS, University of Pittsburgh Club Tennis

Meghan Buell, New Albany HS, Washington & Lee
Sean Yun, New Albany HS, Wright State Universtiy

Maddie Kobelt, New Albany HS, Syracuse University
Macie Abrams, Reynoldsburg HS, Wilmington College
Josh Pecinovsky, Baldwin Wallace

eter Kobelt, New Albany HS, The Ohio State University
Amy Nini, New Albany HS, Wright State

Skyler Engel, New Albany HS, Flagler University
Cassie Brungarth, Grove City HS, Otterbein Collge
Gianna Teague, Columbus School for Girls, Smith College


Congratulations to NATC Alumnus and OSU Buckeye,
Alex Kobelt, for a Breakout Fall 2018 Season! 3 Big Results!

1). Alex and freshman, James Trotter reached the Doubles Finals in the Recent Columbus ITF $25,000 Pro Tournament
held at OSU. They defeated 3 top 500 ATP doubles teams to reach the finals where they lost 3-6, 6-4 , 7-10. (see

2). The latest Division 1 College Tennis Rankings just came out and Alex is ranked #6 in the nation
in doubles with fellow Buckeye teammate, senior, Kyle Seelig. (see
In early October, Alex and Kyle reached the Doubles Finals of the All-American Championships in Tulsa.

3). Later in October, Alex teamed up with Buckeye freshman James Trotter to win the
Big Ten Doubles Championships.

Alex, a senior in the Fisher College of Business, is the third player from our tennis program
to become ranked in the Top 10 in the nation in D-1 College Tennis!

(The other two are Peter Kobelt, #1 in Singles, OSU, 2013, #2 in Doubles, 2014; and

Francesca Di Lorenzo, #1 in Singles, OSU, 2016 & 2017, #1 in Doubles, 2017)


February, 2016 & 2017:
Congratulations to Francesca Di Lorenzo for becoming ranked #1 in Women's Singles in ITA Division 1 CollegeTennis! 

Francesca got her start in tennis at NATC from 2006-2009 and is the second player from our tennis program to become #1 in singles in America in D-1 college tennis (Peter Kobelt, ITA #1 in Men's Singles, January, 2013) 


September, 2014: Peter Kobelt is Runner-Up
at the Inaugural US Open Collegiate Challenge.


 Congratulations to KTA/NATC Alum, Canyon Teague,
2013 GCTA Male Player of the Year!

Canyon played #1 singles for Gahanna Lincoln HS and made the Final Four in 
Division I Singles at  the 2013 OHSAA State Tournament. As part of his award,
the GCTA "Bronzed" one of his tennis shoes.  
He is currently off to a great start as a freshman on a D-1 tennis scholarship at
Richmond University in Richmond, VA - GO SPIDERS!
Canyon is the third KTA/NATC student in 5 years to receive a Bronze Shoe as 
GCTA Player of the Year.
For full article go to:

Dec 1, 2013; KTA/NATC Alum Peter Kobelt helps lead Team USA to Title
at BNP Paribas Master U Games in France; Brings Home Gold Medal
and First World Championship!

For full article go to:

Congratulations Pete!
January 2012: #1 College Tennis Player in America
  It is the first time Kobelt has earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors

   Peter Kobelt Named #1 College Tennis Player in America (January 2013)!
We are so proud of Peter for his amazing accomplishment. Peter has demonstrated that the fundamentals and skills he learned during 15 years in KTA's Junior Program, followed by an outstanding college tennis program at OSU, hard work and dedication, can lead all the way to the top of college tennis!
Click here for a recent article in The Lantern:
Click here for the full article in Zoo Tennis:
Click here for the Ohio State Men's Tennis Web Site article:

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 2/27/13: Peter Kobelt Named Big 10 Athlete of the Week!
Click here for full article:

4/25/13: Peter Kobelt Selected to First Team All-Big Ten Team.
5/1/13: Peter Kobelt selected as 8th seed in NCAA's Singles; also selected for doubles.


 Maddie Kobelt.

Congrats Maddie!
2/18/13: Maddie Kobelt Named Orange Scholar-Athlete of the Week
Click Here for full article:

4/25/13: Maddie Kobelt Named to ALL-Big East Tennis Team


2012 ITA AA MD Singles
Peter Kobelt - 2012 - The First Buckeye to Ever Reach the All-American Singles Finals!

Meghan Buell - 2012 SE Regional Singles & Doubles Champion & All-American! Placed 2nd in Doubles & 4th in Singles at National Championships!

Kiara Ocasio and Teru Greene

Teru Greene - Poaching Her Way to 2012 NE Regional Doubles Finals - Best Doubles Result in William Smith History!

New Albany Tennis Center / Kobelt Tennis Academy Students Stand Out! 
WOW: Two, and Almost Three, 2012 ITA College All-Americans,
Two ITA National Championship Finalists!
Peter Kobelt became an All-American en route to becoming the first "Buckeye"
to ever reach the ITA All-American singles finals! Click below for the full articles!

Congratulations to Meghan Buell, NATC / KTA  student and Intern Pro, for becoming an All-American in
Singles and Doubles by winning the SE Regional Singles and Doubles titles for Washington & Lee on September 24.
There are 8 regions in D-III tennis so winning a Regional places a player in the top 8 in the country! We all wish Meghan good luck as she heads to Alabama as the #4 seed for the National Championships October 11-14! Click on the links below for the article and to follow her progress.

Congratulations to Teru Greene, NATC / KTA summer instructor, for reaching the NE Regional Finals in doubles for William Smith College. It was the best result in doubles in her school's history and she was only one win away from being an All-American. Click on the link below for the acticle.

Peter, Meghan and Teru are all outstanding student athletes who also excell at giving back the sport they love.
Two days after playing on the finals for the National Championships Peter was at NATC teaching our 
High Performance players. He will continue to drop in at least once per week as his OSU schedule permitts.
Meghan was one of our busiest instructors during our 2012 summer program and also spent several hours
each week as a student in our HP clinics developing her weapons and helping our younger players improve
their defensive skills. 
Teru also prepared for her college season by teaching and training with our summer HP high school juniors
and taking lessons from NATC/KTA Coach Silvia Ebenezer. 
All three athletes also attributed a rigorous summer physical fitness schedule as a major factor in their recent success. 

NATC/KTA Juniors - something to look forward to: As our way of saying "thank you" to our high school graduates
and to continue to prepare them for success in college tennis and beyond, NATC/KTA provides a graduation gift of 4 years
of unlimited attendance to our junior High Performance Program whenever they are back home.  

Peter KobeltCongratulations to Peter Kobelt (#46) for his huge win over Mitchel Frank, the #1 ranked ITA Division I singles player in the Nation. Kobelt and partner Connor Smith first defeated Frank and doubles partner Julen Uriguen, 9-8, to clinch the doubles point for OSU. Then, in the upset of the tournament, Kobelt defeated Frank, 7-5, 7-6 in a back and forth match. It was the first loss of the freshmen’s collegiate career. The win gave Ohio State a 3-1 lead vs. the No. 2 Cavaliers. Portions of this article courtesy of

Congratulations to
Meghan Buell!!!  (3rd from right)
Washington & Lee Freshman

Smith Pioneers Tennis Roster
Gianna Teague
1st Singles
1st Doubles

Height: 5-4
Year: '12
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
High School: Columbus Academy
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Men's Tennis 2011-12 Roster
Sean Yun
Year: Freshman
Hometown: New Albany, OH
High School: New Albany

Wright State

Women's Tennis 2011-12 Roster 
Amy Nini
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Albany, OH
High School: New Albany

Wright State

Syracuse Orange
Tennis Roster

Maddie Kobelt
Maddie Kobelt

Class: Sophomore
Hometown: New Albany, Ohio
High School: New Albany

Maddie Kobelt