Tennis | Class 4A regional semifinals

Coral Gables boys’ tennis advances to regional finals; girls’ match is tied

Coral Gables’ Paulina Bejar defeats Coral Reef’s Nicole Jimenez in regional tennis at Biltmore Tennis Courts in Coral Gables on April 8, 2014.
Coral Gables’ Paulina Bejar defeats Coral Reef’s Nicole Jimenez in regional tennis at Biltmore Tennis Courts in Coral Gables on April 8, 2014.
Al Diaz / Miami Herald Staff

Baseball statistics


Blake Miller (PT)391823X1719.513
Chris Clara (HG)42X20XXX.476
Anthony Mejias (VAR)531325X112.472
Jarret Pico (PT)471722X912.468
Nelson Mompierre (COL)63X29425X.460
Nathan Llanes (HG)361416XXX.444
Gabriel Obregon (MB)401517X10X.425
Danilo De Armas (SUN)541322X6X.407
Nick Font (PT)591823X149.390
Ryan Alvarez (COL)72X72231X.388
Jorge Alonso (HG)521012215X.385
Jonathan Bermudez (VAR)39515163.385
Bryan Carreras (SW)581022X72.379
Mike Rodriguez (SUN)531020X4X.377
Leoni Lamanna (MB)35813X13X.371
Alfredo Morejon (SW)651024X166.369


Matt Marini (COL)603440X0.17
Jonathan Gonzalez (MB)3338.02740.74
Chris Clara (HG)3018.11631.15
Chris Suarez (HG)4245.13981.24
Danny Diaz (SUN)5647.6X111.62
Nicholas Leon (VAR)413315161.70
Anthony Martinez (COL)604243X1.87
Eddy Nodarse (HG)3025.2931.91
Danilo De Armas (SUN)3230X92.1
J. Oliver (PAL)313316102.12
Marcel Diaz (SW)4122.331372.19
I. Exposito (PAL)3437.242122.23
Andres Fletes (SW)4343.6737182.89
Julian Stark (PT)6241.137153.29

Softball statistics


Carsyn Gordon (CR)60303862111.633
Jennifer Blanchard (ACC)302319X2316.633
Taylor Coachman (KROP)4723283266.596
Kylan Becker (CR)7730434296.558
Paulina Older (KROP)411522X1011.537
Kayleen Romero (AME)6620351338.533
M. Greenwell (PAL)652934X79.523
Kassidy Klein (KROP)482325X193.521
Kristen Ramirez (FER)6936352328.507
Alexandra Fernandez (AME)603030X128.500
Jessica Chavez (FER)6330301167.476
R. Blackburn (PAL)551825X106.455
Emily Vaglio (ACC)402218X616.450
Karina Delarosa (KROP)40181811114.450
A. Guglietta (PAL)5619251219.446
Thea Ramirez (SD)5614252217.446
Karli Smith (FC)631428520X.444
Angelique Solano (PLANT) 57X25X311.439
Amanda Sosa (AME)491021X167.429
Brianna Ernst (FC)541923221X.426
Natalie Zuniga (PLANT)33X142142.424
Melanie Arauz (ML)55X23X14X.418
Maddie Armand (ACC)321413X1112.406
Monica Marquez (FC)601824415X.400
Alyssa Rodriguez (ML)51X20X6X.392
E. Love (PAL)5918231186.390
Demi Jones (FER)361014X74.389
Mailyn Gonzalez (ACC)2618101912.385
Mayte Lezcano (FC)561721X9X.375
Shanon Renouf (FC)561521X4X.375


Karli Smith (FC)81573770.860
Christina Bramblett (SD)5979X100.89
Alexis Castroman (ML)1069960211.48
Gabriela Sanchez (FER)XX131131.62
Andrea Rincon (AME)14589.286272.10
Michelle Mesa (CR)10699.6745342.38
Faith Vazquez (FC)635942212.44
Tabi Rodriguez (SD)2117X62.47
Karina Delarosa (KROP)XX73.294312.95
A. Guglietta (PAL)6260.250263.00
Michelle Ryan (CR)4129.6713133.07
Yesenia Mondragon (FER)XX97.284433.08
D. Williams (PAL)644733284.17
Justine Cinalli (ACC)856537444.75
Savanah Curran (PLANT)11056388310.30

Special to the Miami Herald

Coral Gables’ boys’ tennis team had no trouble advancing to Thursday’s Class 4A regional finals. But the Gables girls’ team left the Biltmore courts Tuesday still engaged in a cliffhanger.

The girls from Coral Reef and Gables were tied 3-3 and still playing the deciding doubles match when rain halted play. The match will resume Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Biltmore, with the Coral Reef duo of Cathy Nix and Laura Navia leading Isabella Blanes and Rafaela Game, 6-4, 2-1.

Gables coach David Weiner said he would have preferred to finish the match Tuesday had it been possible.

“I thought our best shot at a win would have been [Tuesday],” he said. “I thought one of their girls was getting tired.”

There was no such drama on the boys’ side, where Gables routed Coral Reef 5-0.

Gables has a great boys’ tennis tradition with a Florida-record 16 state titles. However, the most recent of those championships came long ago — in 1972.

“We’re hoping we can win it this year,” said Weiner, whose team finished second at state each of the past two years, losing to Cypress Bay.

This year, Gables is 13-0 and will play Palmetto on Thursday at Miami Dade Kendall at 12:30 p.m.

The winner advances to state.

Weiner said his lineup returned virtually intact from last season, including No. 1 singles player Mirko Radosevic.

In addition, he picked up a transfer from North Carolina, Oliver Otero, who is playing No. 2 singles.

“Four of our top five players are ranked in the state,” Weiner said. “And our No. 3 singles player [Daniel Spatz] is as good as anyone.

“Cypress Bay graduated its No. 1 player, so hopefully they are not going to be as strong.”

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