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Thu. April 18, 2013 | Rodney Page | Email

St. Petersburg freshman Adam Ambrozy ran into a tough opponent Thursday morning in the Class 4A individual singles tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.

Ambrozy lost 6-1, 6-1 to Orlando Olympia’s Sebastian Beltrame. Before Thursday, Ambrozy had won all of his district, region and state tournament matches in straight sets.

Ambrozy, a No. 3 seed, received a bye in the first round, then defeated Palm Beach Dwyer’s  David Engel in the second round, 6-2, 6-1. Beltrame proved a tougher opponent.

Last year, Beltrame won the Class 4A individual singles title in straight sets over Wiregrass Ranch’s Courage Okungbowa. Beltrame entered as the No. 2 seed this year, ultimately knocking off top seed Sam Lampman of Orlando Boone 6-3, 6-3 for the state title Thursday.

 

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