May 9th, 2017

Wolfberg, Boca Raton’s St. Andrews Among Florida State H.S. Tennis Standouts; Full Results

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The Belen Jesuit high school boys

Florida high school tennis teams and individuals took home honors at the end of April when the Florida High School Tennis State Championships were held in Class 4A-1A at Sanlando Park, Red Bug Lake Park and Sylvan Lake Park in the Orlando area.

Among the highlights were the Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.) and Belen Jesuit (Miami) boys’ teams winning their first-ever state championships, and state heavyweights Dr. Krop (Miami), St. Andrews (Boca Raton) and American Heritage (Delray) returning to the champion’s stage.

St. Andrews (Boca Raton) was the lone school to defend a team state championship from last year.

Alana Wolfberg, a sophomore at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, successfully defended her 4A girls’ singles championship, cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 win in the final.

“It gets better every time,” Wolfberg told the Orlando Sentinel after finishing-up in the 90-degree heat. “I played efficient points because it was so hot out there. I used my serve to set up my game.”

Wolfberg was one of five players to sweep the individual singles and doubles titles in their class, joined by Antoine Sanchez (Riverview, Sarasota, Class 4A), Ysabel Gonzalez Rico (Gulliver Prep., Pinecrest, Class 2A), David Lins (Pine Crest, Ft. Lauderdale, Class 2A), and Samantha DiMaio (Trinity Prep., Winter Park, Class 1A).

2017 team and individual champions:

Class 4A

Girls’ Team — Dr. Krop (Miami) d. Gainesville Buchholz 4-1
Individual Girls’ Singles — Alana Wolfberg (Timber Creek, Orlando) d. Jaleesa Leslie (Apopka) 6-0, 6-1
Individual Girls’ Doubles — Candace Carmouche/Wolfberg (Timber Creek, Orlando) d. Samantha Alicea/Yekaterina Martens (Miami Palmetto) 1-6, 6-2, 10-6

Boys’ Team — Douglas (Parkland) d. Wiregrass Ranch (Wesley Chapel) 4-1
Individual Boys’ Singles — Antoine Sanchez (Riverview, Sarasota) d. Tomas Martinez (Centennial, Port St, Lucie) 6-2, 7-6(2)
Individual Boys’ Doubles — Sanchez/Finn Anderson (Riverview, Sarasota) d. Daniel Krulig/Jack Lee (Coral Gables) 6-4, 6-4

Class 3A

Girls’ Team — Gulf Coast (Naples) d. Chiles (Tallahassee) 4-3
Individual Girls’ Singles — Jessica Stefan (Boca Ciega, Gulfport) d. April Sanchez (Atlantic Coast, Jacksonville) 7-5, 6-1
Individual Girls’ Doubles — Sasha Belaya/Izzie Diaz (Viera, Melbourne) d. Kendall Nash/Sanchez (Atlantic Coast, Jacksonville) 7-5, 6-1

Boys’ Team — Belen Jesuit (Miami) d. Niceville 4-2
Individual Boys’ Singles — William Howells (Olympic Heights, Boca Raton) d. David Vilys (Gulf Coast, Naples) 6-2, 6-3
Individual Boys’ Doubles — Tom Jaworski/Edward Luca (Mourning, N. Miami) d. Gabe Diaz/Nicolas Fuchs (Viera, Melbourne) 6-2, 6-3

Class 2A

Girls’ Team — American Heritage (Delray) d. Atlantic (Port Orange) 4-2
Individual Girls’ Singles — (1) Ysabel Gonzalez Rico (Gulliver Prep., Pinecrest) d. Anique Kattenburg (Satellite, Satellite Beach) 6-0, 6-2
Individual Girls’ Doubles — (1) Gonzalez Rico/Lyons (Gulliver Prep., Pinecrest) d. Lauren Derstine/Victoria Lynch (Stanton, Jacksonville) 6-1, 6-2

Boys’ Team — Montverde Academy (Montverde) d. Gulliver Prep. (Pinecrest) 4-0
Individual Boys’ Singles — David Lins (Pine Crest, Ft. Lauderdale) d. Tyler Rios (Lincoln Park, Ft. Pierce) 6-2, 6-0
Individual Boys’ Doubles — Sergey Golovnev/Lins (Pine Crest, Ft. Lauderdale) d. Rougel Jon Aninon/Gavin Mattiace (Stanton, Jacksonville) 6-4, 5-7, 10-4

Class 1A

Girls’ Team — St. Andrews (Boca Raton) d. Windermere Prep. (Windermere) 4-1
Individual Girls’ Singles — Samantha DiMaio (Trinity Prep., Winter Park) d. Harris Caldwell (Seffner Christian, Seffner) 7-6(3), 6-2
Individual Girls’ Doubles — DiMaio/Lindsey Greenwood (Trinity Prep., Winter Park) d. Sophia Chavarria/Kate Halickman (Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach) 7-5, 6-2      

Boys’ Team — Ransom Everglades (Miami) d. Pensacola Catholic 4-0
Individual Boys’ Singles — Ignacio Martinez (Sagemont, Weston) d. Chenhe Li (St. Stephen’s, Bradenton) 7-6(4), 1-0 retired
Individual Boys’ Doubles — Max Damm/Li (St. Stephen’s, Bradenton) d. Michael Mendez/Sebastian Stam (Calvary Christian, Ft. Lauderdale) 6-7(5), 6-4, 11-9

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