LAKELAND — Senior Christy Fazekas of Santa Fe Catholic made the finals of the No. 2 singles and doubles Monday in the Class 1A, District 6 tennis championships at Beerman Tennis Center.

Fazekas first defeated Cornerstone Charter’s Isabel Bass, 6-0, 6-0, then went to a tiebreaker, beating Windermere Prep’s Briana Boland, 6-4, 1-6, (11-9).

“She definitely returned down the line so I played the line,” said Fazekas, who had never played Boland.

Tiebreakers are nothing new to Fazekas. Her opponent today is Lakeland Christian’s’ Hannah Ridgeway, whom she went two tiebreakers with during the season. “It was a very, very long match, but on the whole I’m very happy about my game right now.”

Santa Fe girls were involved in one other extra set match and that was a comeback by Sarah Merritt and Elizabeth Lovely in defeating All Saints’ Madeline Weber and Helen Rosa.

Merritt and Lovely definitely dug themselves a hole giving away the first set, 6-1. But then the comeback began with a 7-5 grinding win before winning a 10-3 tiebreaker.

“It was all about working together and believing we could do it,” said Lovely.

“With the tremendous gust today, we had to manipulate shots,” said Santa Fe coach Chris Collany. “I told them just to believe they could come back.”

Making the No. 1 singles final today will be Jade White, a sixth grader, who her coach Dave Walker at Cornerstone Charter said: “She had a 9-4 record and was obviously good since she was five-years-old.” Charter has seven of 10 starters in middle school.


BOYS TEAM SCORES: Windermere Prep (WP) 10, All Saints Academy (ASA) 10, Santa Fe Catholic (SFC) 3, Lakeland Christian (LCS) 2, Cornerstone Charter (CC) 2.

Singles: No. 1: Blake Bartos (CC) def. Caspian Collany (SFC), 6-3, 6-3. Bryce Boland (WP) def. Bartos, 6-1, 6-1. Anay Patel (ASA) def. Matthew Nelson (LCS), 6-2, 6-2.

No. 2: Christian Walker (CC) def. Cooper Widick (SFC), 6-0, 6-3. Abhay Tak (WP) def. Walker, 6-0, 6-0. Jake Meyers (ASA) def. Alex Lancaster (LCS), 7-6, 6-1.

Tuesday Finals: Boland vs. Patel and Tak vs. Meyers.

Singles: No.3: Wenjo Lei (LCS) def. Sean Magee (SFC), 6-0, 6-4. Erik Hartker (WP) def. Lai, 6-2, 6-0.

Jacob Bruschayt (ASA) def. David Sowers (CC), 6-0, 6-0.

Tuesday finals: Hargker vs. Jacob Bruschayt

No. 4 Singles: RJ Gabriel (SFC) def. Dallas Baker (CC), 6-3, 7-5. Brendon Roland (WP) def. Gabriel, 6-0, 6-0.

Max Bruschayt (ASA) def. Riley Jarrell, 6-3, 6-1.

Tuesday finals: Roland vs. Max Bruschayt

No. 5: Matthew Echenique (SFC) def. Rexford Usaic (CC), 6-2, 7-6.

Ray yan Shaik (WP) def. Echenique, 6-0, 6-0.

Garrett Page (ASA) def. Tanner Chism (LCS), 6-2, 6-2.

Tuesday semifinals: Page vs. Shaik.


GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Windermere Prep 8, Lakeland Christian 7, Santa Fe Catholic 7, Cornerstone Charter 2, All Saints 0.


Singles: No. 1: Katie Nelson (LCS) def. Sarah Merritt (SFC), 6-0, 6-0. Paula Stiegler (WP) def. Nelson, 6-0, 6-3.

Jade White (CC) def. Madelina Weber (ASA), 6-0, 6-1.

Tuesday finals: White vs. Stiegler.

No. 2: Christy Fazekas (SFC) def. Isabel Bass (CC), 6-0, 6-0. Fazekas def. Briana Boland, 6-4, 1-6 (11-9).

Hannah Ridgeway (LCS) def. Haley Rosa (ASA), 6-2, 6-3.

Tuesday finals: Fazekas vs. Ridgeway.

No. 3: Elizabeth Lovely (SFC) def. Helen Rosa (ASA), 6-0, 6-1. Madeline Geller (WP) def. Lovely, 6-1, 6-0.

Victoria Kelley (LCS) def. Courtney Ingersol (CC), 6-0, 6-0.

Tuesday finals: Geller vs. Kelley.

No. 4: Catalina Saldierna (SFC) def. Sophia Klapprot (ASA). 6-3, 6-2. Carissa Ruiz (WP) def. Saldierna, 6-0, 6-0.

Emile Morin (LCS) def. Kellie West (CC), 6-0, 6-3.

Tuesday finals: Ruiz vs. Morin.

No. 5: Maddy Werd (SFC) def. Aryana Moghadasi (ASA), 6-1, 6-1. Reagan Parker (WP) def. Werd, 6-0, 6-0.

Nixie Verndran ( ) def. Kate Bonnewitz ( ), 6-0, 6-0.

Tuesday finals: Verndran vs. Bonnewitz.



No. 1: Sara Merritt/Elizabeth Lovely (SFC) def. Madeline Weber/Helen Rosa (ASA), 1-6, 7-5, (10-3) TB.

No. 2: Christy Fazekas/Maddy Werd (SFC) def. Aryana Moghadasi/Haley Rosa (ASA), 6-1, 6-1.