Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Boys

Wharton's boys roll past Newsome and into region final

Alex Hallenbeck takes a shot for Tampa Prep, which failed to advance despite winning three singles matches.

\uFEFFDIRK SHADD | Times

Alex Hallenbeck takes a shot for Tampa Prep, which failed to advance despite winning three singles matches.

TAMPA — Wharton's boys advanced to the Class 3A region final with a commanding 5-0 win over Newsome on Tuesday at Hunter's Green. The Wildcats won four of their five singles matches in straight sets.

At No. 1, Mike Alford defeated Andy Hersh after dropping the first set, 5-7, 6-2 (10-4).

"We're really out there doing our thing," Wharton coach Marcie Scholl said. "Our kids really want to get back to states as a team."

Wharton also received straight-set wins from No. 2 Mitch Wong, No. 3 Alex Bartholomew, No. 4 Rahit Navelkar and No. 5 Bryant Fuller.

Class 4A

Sarasota 4, Alonso 1: At Sarasota, the Ravens earned a victory at No. 1 singles from Tyler Snook but failed to win another singles match. Snook defeated his opponent 6-3, 6-4. "He's a junior, and he's getting better and better," Alonso coach Dale Klay said. None of Alonso's remaining players won a set, but "we had a couple close sets in there," Klay said

Class 3A

Plant 6 George Jenkins 1: The Panthers, led by senior Joel Samaha at No. 1, won four singles matches, including Dylan Tozier (No. 2), Brenton D'Adamo (No. 3) and Lance Martin (No. 5). "We played real well," Plant coach Michael McWilliams said.

Class 2A

Jesuit 4, Braden River 1: The visiting Tigers got straight-set singles wins from Josh Wynne (No. 1), Macale Smith (No. 2), Chase Merlin (No. 3) and J.M. Snyder (No. 4). "We caught a break. It was team that just didn't have enough quality players to stay with us," Jesuit coach Joe Curtis said.

Class A

Shorecrest 4, Tampa Prep 3: Despite winning three singles matches, the visiting Terrapins failed to advance due to losing both doubles matches. Danny Heidenberg (No. 3), Joe Valdes (No. 4) and Luke Davies (No. 5) all won for Tampa Prep.

Staff writer Keith Niebuhr contributed to this report.

Wharton's boys roll past Newsome and into region final 04/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:33am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Want elite college football athletes? Recruit Tampa Bay

    Blogs

    Now that college football watch list season is over (I think), here's one takeaway you probably already knew: Tampa Bay produces a lot of great athletes.

    Robinson High produuct Byron Pringle has gone from this performance in a high school all-star game to all-Big 12 at Kansas State.
  2. 'Ready to win, and win big:' Dick Vitale sees Bucs going 10-6

    Blogs

    ESPN's Dick Vitale, whose love and optimism for Tampa Bay sports teams goes far beyond basketball, has high hopes for the Bucs in 2017.

    ESPN's Dick Vitale, shown at One Buc Place last year when he announced a Bucs draft pick, has high hopes for Tampa Bay this fall, predicting a 10-6 record for the Bucs.
  3. Rays beat Orioles, but tough stretch looms that could change their plans (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tuesday was a step back in the right direction for the Rays, who halted a season-high five-game losing streak by hanging on — and we mean that pretty much literally — for a 5-4 win over the Orioles.

    The Rays’ Tim Beckham celebrates with Mallex Smith after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    Rookie RHP Jake Faria had his lucky rubber duck — OG, the original one he has had since high school — with him, and the Rays had nothing to worry about as he put his rocky Wednesday outing well behind him, working into the eighth while scattering seven hits.