South Dade Express track
Rahyah Andressohn, Adrian Bichara and Symone Mason of the South Dade Express Track Club won the Most Outstanding Performer award in their psespective age group during the Orange Bowl FLYTAF Track and Field Invitational Championship at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar.
Andressohn captured the girls’ 12-year-old age group honor by winning the 3,000-meter run (11:04) and 1500m (5:14) and placing second in the 800m (2:37).
Bichara, a first-year runner, earned the boys’ 10-year-old age group award by winning the 800-meter run (2:27) and 1,500m (5:15) and placing fourth in the 400m (1:04).
Mason, the Most Oustanding Overall Female Performer, was the girls’ 14-year-old age group winner. She won the 100-meter run (11.89), 200m (23.89), 400m (55.69) and was part of the winning 400m relay (48.21).
Emory University freshman Annette Sullivan, a Ransom Everglades High School alum, teamed with reigning singles champ Gabrielle Clark in doubles during the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
In the team finals, Williams College defeated Emory, but Clark and Sullivan beat Rebecca Curran and Kara Shoemaker 9-8 (8-6) at No.1 doubles.
The Emory duo went ahead 4-1, before falling behind 6-4. The Eagles rebounded to eventually even things at eight. So the match was decided on a tiebreaker set. Clark and Sullivan edged the Williams’ pairing in the tiebreaker, 8-6, to give Emory a 2-1 team lead heading into more singles play.
A Coral Gables resident, Sullivan earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America honors as she helped the Eagles place runner-up at nationals.
In the individual doubles tournament at nationals, Clark and Sullivan reached the semifinals. They bested Pomona-Pitzer’s Samantha Chao and Kara Wang in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin of Amherst College beat them to end their season.
Clark and Sullivan finished the 2012-13 season at 19-4, a school record.
Sullivan played four seasons for the Ransom Everglades tennis team, serving as a team captain her junior and senior years. She won a Florida doubles championship in 2012, helping her team win the state title. She was her squad’s No.1 singles and doubles player her senior year. Coached by Steve Keppinger and Julie Steven, she was ranked as a four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net.
Emory is in Druid Hills in unincorporated DeKalb County, Ga.
Tennis classes, programs
Tennis classes and programs for all ages are at the Penny Sugarman Tennis Center at Sans Souci, 1795 Sans Souci Blvd., North Miami. Call for information on group lessons, annual passes, court rates and private lessons. Tennis pro is Ross Dubins. Call 305-893-7130.
By winning the recent US Youth Soccer Florida State Championships, two Miami soccer teams have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, presented by the National Guard.
U13 Boys: Coral Gables Soccer Toros 99/00.
U18 Girls: Pinecrest Premier 94/95 Blue
Those two teams will be among more than 200 top US Youth Soccer boys’ and girls’ teams from the 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title during the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at the Edmond Soccer Club Complex in Edmond, Okla.
Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionIII.