Douglas boys, girls sweep in district tennis finals

 

Special to The Miami Herald

The Douglas tennis team swept every bracket in boys’ and girls’ play at the District 11-4A finals at Cypress Park on Wednesday.

Although some of the individual victories came in easy straight-sets wins, others took three sets and come-from-behind efforts, but one in particular was especially tough on a Douglas player.

After collapsing from dehydration Tuesday, the first day of the district final, shortly after arriving home and then going to a local hospital to get intravenous fluids, Cody Flanzer — playing in the No. 1 singles position for the Eagles’ boys team (10-2) — returned to the court Wednesday to win a final match over Coral Glades’ Gustavo Fernandez 6-2, 6-4. He then paired up with Skye Catena to win the semifinal and final of the No. 1 doubles bracket.

On top of securing an individual spot for himself in the state tournament regardless of what the team does in regionals, Flanzer avenged an 8-3 loss against Fernandez in a regular-season match.

“I didn’t know how long he was going to last, so I told him he needed to serve big,” Douglas coach Robert Bryant said. “He stayed real steady, stayed away from Gustavo’s forehand.

“I think it’s really incredible what he was able to do. He played like a champion [on Wednesday]. Cody played the match of his life.”

Catena also won his No. 2 singles match over Taravella’s Kevin Guo, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

On the girls’ side, four of Douglas’ seven finals matches went the distance — Nos. 1, 3 and 4 singles and No. 1 doubles. Highlighting the girls’ team (11-2) was Kellyn Abbanat in the No. 1 singles match, who came back from losing the first set 6-2 to win sets two and three by the same margin.

Douglas advances to face St. Thomas Aquinas in regionals for both boys and girls.

Boys’ results — Douglas 21, Coral Glades 9, Taravella 8, Coral Springs 6, Deerfield Beach 3, Monarch 0 — No. 1 singles: Cody Flanzer (DOU) d. Gustavo Fernandez (CGL) 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 singles: Skye Catena (DOU) d. Kevin Guo (TAR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; No. 3 singles: Greg Savie (DOU) d. Ryan Moed (TAR) 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 singles: Royce Marnell (DOU) d. Brian Kaam (TAR) 7-5, 6-3; No. 5 singles: Aaron Jablon (DOU) d. Michael Mann (CGL) 7-5, 7-5; No. 1 doubles: Flanzer/Catena (DOU) d. House/Gosis (CS) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 doubles: Savie/Jablon (DOU) d. Aleman/Y. Patel (CGL) 6-1, 6-0.

Girls’ results —Douglas 21, Monarch 12, Coral Glades 8, Deerfield Beach 3, Coral Springs 3, Taravella 1 — No. 1 singles: Kellyn Abbanat (DOU) d. Bunch (MON) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 singles: Kaela Bynoe (DOU) d. Henry (MON) 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 singles: Kasia Kasperski (DOU) d. De Almeida (MON) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; No. 4 singles: Seasia Catena (DOU) d. Nguyen (MON) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7); No. 5 singles: Giargiano (DOU) d. Katz (CGL) 6-2, 6-1; No. 1 doubles: Abbanat/Bynoe (DOU) d. Bunch/Henry (MON) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5; No. 2 doubles: Kasparski/Cantena (DOU) d. De Almeida/Nguyen (MON) 6-0, 6-3.

•  District 16-3A: The Fort Lauderdale girls’ tennis team won its district for the second season in a row at Maxwell Park.

“We knew we had a great chance because our team was better than last year and we won the districts last year,” Fort Lauderdale coach Mike Alfieri said.

Jennifer Moore bounced back after a rocky start to her second set in the No. 1 singles final to win 6-3, 7-5.

“I think after she kind of just forgave herself for some of her mistakes in the beginning of second set, she turned it around,” Alfieri said “She was able to get back to the way she was playing in the first set.”

No. 2 singles player Jaclyn Rock was solid in her final, cruising to a 6-0, 6-1 victory. Moore and Rock also combined for a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles — the third consecutive season the tandem has made it to state.

Freshman Laura Romero, in the No. 4 singles spot, was down 4-2 in the first set of her final, but did not lose another game from that point on, winning 6-4, 6-0.

The only bracket the Flying L’s did not end up victorious in was No. 5 singles where Pines Charter’s Sarah Duque claimed the individual title.

Miami Belen took home the district title on the boys’ side.

Boys’ results — Belen 27, Pines Charter 20, Miami Springs 14, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 11, Fort Lauderdale 6, Northwestern 5, Carol City 4, Goleman 1, Mater Academy 1, Miami Central 0 — No. 1 singles: Juan Lorido (BEL) d. Sebastian Jimenez (PPC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 singles: William Lorenzo (BEL) d. Kijon Anderson-Brown (PPC) 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 singles: Bryan Rodriguez (BEL) d. Brandon Rodriguez (PPC) 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 singles: Alejandro Hasagawa (BEL) d. Alex Martinek (PPC) 6-3, 6-0; No. 5 singles: Christian Perez (BEL) d. Jason Hseih (PPC) 6-2, 6-1; No. 1 doubles: Lorido/Lorenzo (BEL) d. Felipe Morgado/Joseph Green (HML) 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 doubles: Rodriguez/Hasagawa (BEL) d. Anderson-Brown/Rodriguez (PPC) 6-3, 6-0.

Girls’ results — Fort Lauderdale 26, Pines Charter 22, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 10, Miami Springs 8, Carol City 6, Goleman 2, Mater Academy 2, Northwestern 1, Miami Central 0 — No. 1 singles: Jennifer Moore (FTL) d. Karly Cash (PPC) 6-3, 7-5; No. 2 singles: Jaclyn Rock (FTL) d. Michelle Bata (PPC) 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 singles: Juliet Gomez-Diaz (FTL) d. Julie Ascunte (PPC) 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 singles: Laura Romero (FTL) d. Aileen Alonso (PPC) 6-4, 6-0; No. 5 singles: Sarah Duque (PPC) d. Dalia Dagher (FTL) 6-1, 6-2; No. 1 doubles: Moore/Rock (FTL) d. Cash/Ascunte (PPC) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 doubles: Gomez-Diaz/Romero (FTL) d. Bata/Alonso (PPC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1.

BASEBALL

PINES CHARTER 3, HOLLYWOOD HILLS 2

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WP: Alejandro Kan CG 8K (4-2). PC 7-7

ARCHBISHOP MCCARTHY 8, BENJAMIN 1

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WP: Brian Gonzalez. LP: Bennett Sousa

LATE TUESDAY — ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 5, BOCA CHRISTIAN 4 (9)

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WP: Tony Yeash CG 9K. Top performers: Tony Yeash GW single. Ezequiel Araujo 2 triples, 2 runs, RBI. Nick Salow RBI, run. Jethro Galeano RBI.

LATE TUESDAY — PALMER TRINITY 11, SOMERSET 0 (5)

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WP: Julian Stark (3-1). LP: Gabriel Cortes. Top performers: Nick Font 1-3, 3 runs, RBI, double, 2 SB. Justin Ziegelasch 2-3, 3 RBI. Iggy Pigna 1-2, run, SB. PT 9-8.

SOFTBALL

WESTERN 10, WEST BROWARD 0

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WP: Klausonus CG 5K LP: Divis Top performer: Susi 2-3, HR, double

GULLIVER 3, KEY WEST 0

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WP: Gabbee Draney CG 13K (10-3). Top performers: Jessie Rivera 1-1, double, SB, run. GUL 15-4

LATE TUESDAY — ST THOMAS AQUINAS 4, COOPER CITY 2

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WP: King. LP: Coulter. Top performer: Ianniello 2-3, double. STA 15-4

MORE BOYS’ TENNIS

• District 15-2A finals results day 1— Mourning 11, Somerset 8

• District 14-2A finals results day 1 — Archbishop McCarthy 6, Cardinal Gibbons 4, Coral Springs Charter 4, Dillard 0, American Heritage 6, North Broward 3, Pine Crest 2, Pompano Beach 0, University School 8

• District 14-1A finals results day 1 — Calvary Christian 9, Chaminade Madonna 5, David Posnack 0, Sheridan Hills 2, Sagemont 12, Westminster Academy 5

MORE GIRLS’ TENNIS

•  District 15-2A finals results day 1 — Mourning 14, Somerset 6

•  District 14-2A finals results day 1 — American Heritage 11, Archbishop McCarthy 3, Cardinal Gibbons 6, Coral Springs Charter 1, Dillard 0, North Broward 6, Pine Crest 11, Pompano Beach 1, University School 9

•  District 14-1A finals results day 1 — Calvary Christian 7, Chaminade Madonna 0, David Posnack 6, Hollywood Christian 0, Sagemont 11, Westminster Academy 8

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  American Heritage d. Nova 25-22, 25-16, 27-25: Greg Holodak 12 kills, 8 service points, 4 aces, 16 digs, 7 blocks, 2 assists. Tyler Gordon 8 kills, 8 service points, 2 aces, 13 digs, block. Kevin Patterson 29 digs, assist, 7 service points, ace. AH 3-4

•  Chaminade d. McArthur 25-10, 18-25, 25-18, 26-24: Dan Callahan 17 kills, 9 service points, 6 aces, 4 blocks. Victor Zamudio 11 kills, 11 service points, 5 aces. Ryan Tetoff 8 kills, 2 blocks. CM 12-4

BOYS’ LACROSSE

•  Pine Crest 14, Gulliver 8: Sam Talkow 6 goals, assist. Zach Smith 3 goals, 3 assists. PC 10-3

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

•  Cypress Bay 13, West Broward 9: Arielle Jonas 4 goals. Ashley Warters 2 goals. Kaitlyn Ellinger 2 assists. Kristi Ten goal, assist. Natassjia Ragbeer goal.

•  Late Tuesday — Western 10, Cardinal Gibbons 2

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Coconut Creek vs. Blanche Ely (Home), 6:30

Deerfield Beach vs. Coral Glades (CGLA), 6:30

Orangewood Christian School vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 6

Doral Academy vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

SOFTBALL

Somerset Academy vs. Archbishop Curley (CUR), 4

Hollywood Christian vs. Westwood Christian (WWC), 4

Hollywood Hills vs. Boyd Anderson (BA), 4

Ransom Everglades vs. Cardinal Gibbons (CG), 4

Deerfield Beach vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Coral Glades vs. Douglas (Home), 4

Blanche Ely vs. Hallandale (HAL), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Silver Lakes Park), 6:30

Piper vs. Taravella (TAR), 6:30

Park Vista vs. American Heritage (AHP), 6:30

TRACK AND FIELD

University of Florida Relays in Gainesville

BOYS’ TENNIS

District 14-2A finals at Pine Crest: 8 a.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

District 14-2A finals at Pine Crest: 8 a.m.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Deerfield Beach vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6

Cooper City vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 4:30

Pompano Beach vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6

Coral Glades vs. Douglas (Home), 4:30

Miramar vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4:30

Nova vs. Somerset Academy (SOM), 6

Flanagan vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (PPC), 4:30

Taravella vs. Pompano Beach (PB), 4:30

McArthur vs. South Broward (SB), 4:30

University School vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30

Plantation vs. Western (WES), 4:30

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Western vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 7:30

Westminster Academy vs. Douglas (NE), 5:30

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Western vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 6:30

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Northeast (NE), 6:30

Westminster Academy vs. Douglas (NE), 4:30

FLAG FOOTBALL

Northeast vs. Coconut Creek (Creek), 4:30

Western vs. Cooper City (CC), 4:30

Flanagan vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 4:30

Piper vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 4:30

Nova vs. McArthur (MCA), 4:30

Dillard vs. Miramar (MIR), 4:30

Blanche Ely vs. Pompano Beach (PB), 4:30

Hallandale vs. South Plantation (SP), 4:30

Coral Glades vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Taravella vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Flanagan (FLA), 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

University School vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

South Plantation vs. Douglas (DOU), 5

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Flanagan (FLA), 5

Friday, Apr 5

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Pompano Beach vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Everglades vs. Flanagan (Home), 6:30

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 6:30

Cooper City vs. McArthur (MCA), 6:30

Cypress Bay vs. Miramar (MIR), 6:30

Orangewood Christian School vs. Northeast (Home), 7

South Plantation vs. South Broward (SB), 6:30

Boyd Anderson vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:45

Douglas vs. Taravella (TAR), 6:30

Western vs. West Broward (WB), 3:45

Monarch vs. Santaluces (Home), 0:01 am

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7

SOFTBALL

Plantation vs. Cooper City (CC), 6:30

Everglades vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 6:30

South Plantation vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 4

West Broward vs. Flanagan (FLA), 6:30

Western vs. Miramar (MIR), 4

Northeast vs. Nova (Home), 6:30

Jupiter vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

TRACK AND FIELD

University of Florida Relays in Gainesville

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

American Heritage vs. Archbishop McCarthy ( AMC), 4:30

Monarch vs. Douglas (Home), 4:30

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Piper (Home), 4:30

Everglades vs. South Broward (SB), 4:30

Northeast vs. South Plantation (SP), 4:30

Coral Springs vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

Zion Lutheran vs. Coconut Creek (Creek), 6

Somerset Academy vs. Cooper City (Home), 4:30

BOYS’ WATER POLO

South Broward vs. Nova (Home), 7:30

Douglas vs. Hollywood Hills (Nova), 5:30

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

South Broward vs. Nova (Nova), 6:30

Douglas vs. Hollywood Hills (Nova), 4:30

FLAG FOOTBALL

Deerfield Beach vs. Douglas (Home), 4:30

Stranahan vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4:30

Coral Springs Charter vs. Monarch (MON), 4:30

Western vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Ransom Everglades vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Cardinal Newman vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 5

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Pine Crest at Cardinal Gibbons, 4

Coral Springs Christian at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

SOFTBALL

American Heritage at Palm Beach Gardens, 7

TRACK AND FIELD

University of Florida Relays in Gainesville

BOYS’ LACROSSE

American Heritage at Miami Coral Reef, 10 a.m.

Miami Palmetto at Pine Crest, 12:30

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Northeast vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Boyd Anderson vs. Dillard (DIL), 6:30

Hollywood Hills vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 6:30

Plantation vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 7

Gulliver Prep vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

SOFTBALL

Piper vs. Stranahan (STR), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. Northeast (NE), 6:30

Blanche Ely vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4

Boyd Anderson vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 4

Monarch vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Coral Glades vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6

Zion Lutheran vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6

Miramar vs. Everglades (EVR), 4:30

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