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3A-5 tennis: Wesley Chapel, LOL boys head to tiebreak; River Ridge girls earn crown

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Wesley Chapel and Land O'Lakes boys will have to wait one more day to find out who claims the 3A, District 5 title.

Both teams finished tied with 19 points Thursday and will face off at 3:30 p.m. today in a tiebreaker at Sunlake High School.

"We will play tomorrow and see how it goes tomorrow afternoon," Land O'Lakes boys coach Shawn Magee said.

Land O'Lakes won the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles matches, as Colin Roller and Brandon Vang defeated Belleview's Tyler Graham and David Ohlman 8-0 in pro-set in the No. 1 doubles match. The Gators also took the Nos. 1 and 2 singles matches, with Roller, a 14-year-old freshman, winning impressively over Wesley Chapel's Yoya Burkhart (6-0, 6-1). At No. 5 singles Wesley Chapel's Stephen Diamantas defeated River Ridge's Peter Nicholas 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

River Ridge's Brian Mills defeated Central's T.J. Armstrong (6-3, 4-6, 6-4) at the No. 3 singles and the Royal Knights also won at No. 4 singles with Nick Hill beating Wesley Chapel's Justin Prince (6-0, 6-2).

On the girls side, River Ridge edged Ridgewood for the championship, as the Royal Knights totaled 22 points to the Rams' 16.

"I am very happy with the progress they have made," River Ridge coach Doug Lowery said.

River Ridge's Nicola Wellman and Tijana Subotic defeated Ridgewood's Tamara Bustard and Aleesa Williamson 8-2 in pro-set at the No. 1 doubles and Belleview's Ashley Erwine and Rachel Shelley won the No. 2 doubles.

Winners at No. 1 singles included River Ridge's Nicola Wellman over Ridgewood's Bustard (6-0, 6-0), at No. 2 Subotic beat Central's Layla Schuster (6-0, 6-0) and at No. 3 River Ridge's Jordyn Garcia downed Central's Brittany Wert (4-6, 6-0, 6-4).

Land O'Lakes Daniella Galindo rallied past River Ridge's Taylor LaRoue (0-6, 7-6, 6-3) at the No. 5 singles and Ridgewood's Daylyn Williamson defeated Leeburg's Jessica Riddle (6-3, 6-1).

3A-5 tennis: Wesley Chapel, LOL boys head to tiebreak; River Ridge girls earn crown 04/16/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:57pm]
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