A cupcake bake sale supports the American Cancer Society (Team Determination). Players are asked to bake homemade cupcakes which are judged by taste, appearance and the name they select. Also included is a professional bakery division where local bakeries compete against each other for top cupcake as determined by a panel of judges. In addition, the tournament awarded prizes to the top moms, dad and sisters for their support of the pink as well as their favorite players.
Student volunteers from the Jaimes Tennis Program sold the cupcakes and created a drive through cupcake service at the stop sign on 72nd Avenue to the entrance of Maxwell Park.
“It was amazing the generosity that was shown,” Tournament Director Lynn Jaimes said. “We raised more than $400 in cupcake sales through donations and sales. We would like to thank the Pembroke Pines community for their support of this annual event.”
Alisa’s Painted Bistro in Aventura won for best professional bakery, and Melissa Plambeck won for her Think Pink cupcake. Melissa traveled from Bradenton to compete in the tournament.
Other winners include: Pinkest Players: Kayce Moore from Boca Raton, Cheyenne Lilienthal from Wesley Chapel and Sophia Edwards from Sarasota. Top Moms: Hilda Mendez, mom of player Karla Mendez; Caroline Edwards, mom of Sophia Edwards; and Grazia Fabrizi, mom of Laura Fabrizi. Top Dad: USTA Competitive Tennis Coordinator Andy Gladstone who is dad to Mira Gladstone. Top Sisters: Sami Kennedy, sister of Stevie Kennedy, and Patricia Mendez, sister to Karla Mendez. SportsGirlship: Amanda Meyer of Hypoluxo. Friendliest Player: Boca Raton’s Angelica Blake.
On the court, 12-year-old lefty Emma Decoste of Stuart won the singles and doubles titles. Polina Kiseleva from Plantation, who earlier upset top seeded Rehanna Butt from Palm Harbor, was the runner-up. In the finals, Decoste won a tough three-set battle with Kiseleva 6-1, 5-7, 11-9.
Sophia Edwards beat Rehanna Butt 7-5, 6-1 for third place. Shene Disbergen defeated Laura Fabrizi 6-2, 6-0 for fifth.
Decoste paired with Sasha Belaya to upset top seeded Laura Fabrizi of Weston and Cheyenne Lilienthal of Wesley Chapel 8-3 in the doubles finals.
For information on Jaimes Tennis Management Inc. or the 2013 USTA/Jaimes Tennis Girls’ 14 Designated, call Lynn Jaimes at 305-588-0564.
The Herbert Ammons Middle School boys’ varsity cross-country team finished first of 26 teams at the Florida State Middle School Championships at Holloway Park in Lakeland.
The boys’ race was 2.1 miles. The champs are eighth grader Nick Cummings (sixth in 11 minutes 13 seconds), seventh grader Guillermo Rojas (eighth, 11:18), eighth grader Javier Arriaga (12th, 11:22), eighth grader Charlie Garza (27th, 11:54), eighth grader Jose Perez (32nd, 11:56), eighth grader Stephen Rodriguez (33rd, 11:58) and seventh grader Brannon Brisbane (40th, 12:06). The coach is Jorge Parra.
The girls were seventh of 23 teams in the 2.1-mile run. Eighth grader Veronica Barreiro (16th in 12 minutes 54 seconds), seventh grader Taylor Tejera (27th, 13:13), seventh grader Brianna Vergara (50th, 13:51), seventh grader Brianna Diaz (59th, 14:01), seventh grader Zynia Alvarez (60th, 14:02) and eighth grader Alondra Ortiz (86th, 14:28) led the team.
Highland Oaks cross-country
With five scorers setting personal best times, the Highland Oaks Middle School junior varsity boys’ cross-country team was second of 20 teams during the Miami-Dade County Middle School Championships at Larry & Penny Thompson Park.