The 2023 Florida High School Athletic Association Tennis season is right around the corner and teams across the state are preparing for another gauntlet of a year.  

Tryouts are in the books and over 240 teams between Boys and Girls are preparing to take the court and battle for the top spot in the state.  

For seniors, this is their final rodeo before beginning a new chapter of their life. Whether they go on to play collegiate ball, decide to jump into USTA Florida Adult Leagues, or level up their game and volunteer, they are giving everything they’ve got.  

Last year’s FHSAA State Championships were absolutely electric with plenty of matches coming down to the wire. Cristian Ricupero, a senior at Lake Nona recalled that energy last season and how great it was to play in that. “The atmosphere is amazing, everyone was getting pretty hyped up and we want to repeat it, because it’s one of the best feelings to win states in that environment.” 

Players are excited for the 2023 FHSAA tennis season to get underway.

Vanessa Rozo, a junior from Lake Nona High School is excited for the season and said watching the boys win states last year has her ready to capture that feeling. “This season I I’m looking forward to winning states, regionals, being Metro Champs, and taking home districts.” 

Sofia Orta, a senior from Lake Nona mentioned that tennis is her life, it’s her image, it means everything, and she wouldn’t know where she would be without it. 

“Tennis is my whole life, I can play it every day,” she said. “The emotional thing it creates in me, the patience I have to have and the dedication I have to have, tennis has made me and the personality that I am today.” 

High School tennis has a massive impact on thousands of students across the state and all signs point toward another great season on the horizon. Preseason Classics begin on January 30, with the regular season officially beginning on February 6.  

Tennis is most of these high schoolers passions and has played a major role in their lives.

Teams will be competing to hold the top spot in their district standings for the end of year, so they can be in a good position to make the state championship. We have listed the important dates down below:

  • February 6 – Regular Season Starts 
  • April 8 – Regular Season Ends 
  • April 10 – District Tournaments Begin 
  • April 18 & 20 – Regional Tennis Matches 
  • April 24 Through April 28 – FHSAA State Championships  

2022 FSHAA Team Winners

1A: St. Andrews (Boys and Girls) 

2A: Pine Crest (Boys)/Gulliver Prep (Girls) 

3A: Ponte Vedra (Boys)/St. Thomas Aquinas (Girls) 

4A: Lake Nona (Boys)/Doral Academy (Girls)  

High school tennis matches are comprised of five singles matches and two doubles matches. Singles matches must be listed as Lines 1 through 5. Doubles matches must be listed as Lines 1 and 2. The first team to win four matches is declared the winner. Each match is a best-of-three set format with the third one being a 10-point tiebreaker.  

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