District tennis: Jesuit boys, Robinson girls take 2A-10

Published Mar. 30, 2016

TAMPA — As expected, Jesuit ran away with the Class 2A, District 10 boys tournament at Hillsborough Community College on Tuesday. The Tigers, who have won 21 district tournaments in the past 22 years under coach Joe Curtis, won four of five singles finals and both doubles matches. They will advance to the regional semifinals next Tuesday at HCC.

Robinson and Tampa Catholic tied for second and will play each other today.

In 2A-10 girls, Robinson won thanks to its No. 2-5 players. Academy of the Holy Names was second. Both teams advanced.

Robinson's No. 1 doubles team of freshman Elliott Peterson and sophomore Ashley Osiason needed three sets to defeat AHN's Caitlin Neal and Abby Neal.

"That was very exciting," Osiason said."

Robinson's No. 2 doubles team of Elizabeth Rice and Bianca Dyer defeated Tampa Catholic's Ashley Black and Lexus Sumulong 6-2, 6-3. "We've been playing together for four years and that's the first time we've won districts," Dyer said.

At No. 1 singles, AHN's Caitlin Neal defeated Peterson 6-0, 6-0 to earn a berth in the state tournament. Ashley Osiason won the No. 2 singles final 2-6, 7-6, 10-7 over Abby Neal. Dyer beat AHN's Olivia Rivas 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3, Rice topped AHN's Grayson Garraty 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 and Robinson's Catherine Liu beat AHN's Caitlyn Asher 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5.

For the boys, Jimmy Emslie defeated Middleton's Ruhan Kale 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles final. At No. 2 singles, Robinson's Joshua Richardson beat Jesuit's Gunther Mosesmann 6-3, 7-6. At No. 3, Gantt Meredith defeated Robinson's Nicholas Chesney 6-0, 6-0. Jesuit's Christian Gonzmart beat Tampa Catholic's Steven Richards 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 at No. 4 and Jesuit's Ramon Martinez topped TC's Jacob Keyser 7-6, 6-3 at No. 5.

In doubles, Emslie and Meredith claimed the No. 1 final 6-4, 6-0 over Michael Marinsky and Richardson of Robinson, and at No. 2 Gonzmart and Mosesmann defeated Chesney and Nicholas Narvades 6-1, 6-3.