Lemon Bay boys win all its matches

Staff Report

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.



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.