Lemon Bay boys win all its matches
ENGLEWOOD — Tournament host Lemon Bay won all its matches on the boys’ side of the Class 2A-District 11 tournament, while the girls have a challenge from Bayshore after Monday’s matches.
All five Manta Rays boys are in a singles final, which begins today at 9 a.m. Lemon Bay tops the standings with 10 points, then it’s Southeast in second with 7, Bayshore with 6, Lake Placid with 4, and DeSoto County and Booker with 1 apiece.
On the girls’ side, the Mantas’ run of eight straight district crowns could be in jeopardy. Bayshore leads with 9 points, followed by Lemon Bay with 8, Southeast with 5, Booker and DeSoto County with 3 points each, and Lake Placid with 1.
The top two teams in each division will compete in the Region 6 semifinals on April 24 against the top two teams from District 12, with champion on one district hosting the runner-up from the other district.
All winners at No. 1 singles and doubles go to the state tournament.
In the boys’ No. 1 singles final today, top seed Aiden Little from Southeast faces No. 2 seed Enrique Subero from Lemon Bay.
In the girls’ No. 1 singles final, two-time defending champion Theo Schultz of Bayshore faces Southeast’s Jewel Henderson.
The doubles semifinals and finals will follow the singles finals today.
CLASS 1A-DISTRICT 9
At St. Petersburg Tennis Center, hosted by Shorecrest Prep
Saint Stephen’s Results
Singles #1 — Max Damm (SSES) def. Ian Jordan (Canterbury), 6-1, 6-0; Jack Ledford (Shorecrest) def. Damm (SSES), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Singles #2 — Kevin Jiang (SSES) def. Phillip Upton (Admiral Farragut), 6-0, 6-0; Jiang def. Mathew Danielson (Shorecrest), 6-1, 6-1. Final today: Jiang vs. Connor Krug (ODA)
Singles #3 — Graham Hadesman (SSES) def. Luke Dozeman (Bradenton Christian), 6-0, 6-0; Hadesman def. Stefan Bilanovic (Shorecrest), 6-3, 6-1. Final today: Hadesman vs Jake Krug (ODA).
Singles #4 — Noah Van Dyke (SSES) def. Kyle Levine (Shorecrest), 6-1, 6-1; Van Dyke def. Shang Wang (Admiral Farragut), 6-1, 6-0. Final today: Van Dyke vs. Quinn Isaac (ODA).
Singles #5 — Max Petrov (SSES) def. Andrew Szemer (St Pete Catholic) 6-0, 6-1; Petrov def. Brent Baacke (Cardinal Mooney), 6-2, 6-2. Final today: Petrov (SSES) vs Andrew Chiritescu (Shorecrest).
Doubles #1 — Max Damm & Kevin Jiang (SSES) def Joe Kelley & Nathan DiMartino (Sarasota Christian), 6-0, 6-0; Semifinal today: Damm & Jiang vs. Jack Ledford & Mathew Danielson (Shorecrest).
Doubles #2 — Graham Hadesman & Max Petrov (SSES) def. Luke Dozeman & Nico Girdo (BCS), 6-0, 6-0; Hadesman & Petrov def Jacob Hebda & Graham Linehan (Mooney), 6-0, 6-2.
Standings — Saint Stephen’s and Out-of-Door Academy tied for first with 12 points.
Singles #1 — Paradise Traub (SSES) def. Zoe Leereveld (Mooney), 6-1, 6-0; Traub def. Sydney Sforzo (ODA), 0-6, 6-2, 10-5 tiebreak.
Singles #2 — Laura Perazzolo (SSES) def. Madeline DeMarest (SPC), 6-0, 6-1; Perazzolo def. Mia Hernandez (BCS), 6-3, 6-4.
Singles #3 — Cassy Huang (SSES) def. Shannon Harrington (SPC) by default; Huang def. Alexis Melone (Mooney), 6-1, 6-0.
Singles #4 — Stella Rundova (SSES) def. Brooke Wilt (BCS), 6-0, 6-0; Rundova def. Elizabeth Keller (SPC), 6-0, 6-0.
Singles #5 — Maria Petrova (SSES) def. Avery Dodge (SPC), 6-0, 6-0; Petrova def. MacKenzie Hamilton (BCS), 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles #1 — Traub & Perazzolo (SSES) def. Zoe Leereveld & Laura Dowden (Mooney), 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles #2 — Huang & Rundova def. Alex Milkovich & Lynne Albee (Canterbury), 6-0, 6-0; Huang & Rundova def. Manon Lippens & Brooke Wilt (BCS), 6-2, 6-1.