High School Sports

The Palmetto boys’ and girls’ tennis teams sweep GMAC competition

The Palmetto girls and boys won the GMAC tennis title on Tuesday.
The Palmetto girls and boys won the GMAC tennis title on Tuesday.

Despite having to watch previously undefeated Samantha Alicea fall short in No. 1 singles, the Palmetto girls won their other four singles matches to defeat Krop 4-1 in the GMAC finals at the Biltmore in Coral Gables on Tuesday afternoon.

The Palmetto boys made it a clean sweep on both sides for the Panthers as they won all five singles matches over Krop to win their GMAC trophy 5-0.

“If feels great to come out here and get this done today,” said Isabella Montana, who when Alicea could not finish her match, defeated Juliana Martinez 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles for the clinching match. “Wow, it was so hot out there so I was just trying to find a way to fight through it. Now we want to keep things going next week in districts.”

It appeared Palmetto was going to sweep the board when Alicea, the only senior on the girls’ team and an Arizona State commit, led Krop’s Camila Ordonez 5-2 in the second set with a match point after winning the first set.

But she lost the game and then started to labor in the searing mid-afternoon heat. When Ordonez won a fourth straight game to go up 6-5, Alicea could go no further as she was overcome by cramping.

Matthew Fung and Randy Wilson have pretty much alternated the No. 1 singles slot all year so when Fung couldn’t go with a minor injury, Wilson stepped up to lead the way for the boys. Wilson also was part of an unfinished match as well when, after beating Krop junior and University of Miami commit Harrison Gold 6-1 in the first set, Gold, trailing 0-2 in the second set, retired citing an injured shoulder.

“The girls had been waiting to get this one back after losing to them last year so today was definitely special,” said Palmetto coach Kelly Gibson. “It was extremely hot out there today so the boys and girls did a great job of finding a way to get it done, especially Isabella [Montana], who managed to close it out for us when she saw that Sam [Alicea] couldn’t finish.”

Wilson was part of a boys team that came up just barely short of a state title a year ago, (dropping a 4-3 decision to Douglas in the state semis) and is part of a group that wants to get back and bring home the trophy this time.

“It feels good to get this today but everything at this point is step by step, not overthinking it,” said Wilson, a junior who has drawn interest from multiple schools — including Florida State, Louisville, UCF and North Carolina State. “Districts next week, then regionals and then hopefully state and we’ll see what happens then.”

▪ Final results — girls’ singles — No. 1: Camila Ordonez (KR) d. Samantha Alicea 2-6, 5-6 (retired). No. 2: Isabella Montana (PAL) d. Juliana Martinez (KR) 6-4, 6-2. No. 3: Ally Hayduk (PAL) d. Manami Maehama (KR) 6-1, 6-2. No. 4: Milena Vandereis (PAL) d. Olivia Abeles (KR) 6-0, 6-0. No. 5: Nathalie Vandereis (PAL) d. Amanda Hernandez (KR) 6-0, 6-0.

▪ Boys’ singles — No. 1: Randy Wilson (PAL) d. Harrison Gold (KR) 6-1, 2-0 (retired); No. 2: Dillon Blake (PAL) d. Alexander Rivera (KR) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. No. 3: Daniel Martens (PAL) d. Jared Ratner (KR) 6-3, 6-3. No. 4: Ryan Fung (PAL) d. Abraham Shaoul (KR) 6-3, 6-2. No. 5: Giovanni Dellungo (PAL) d. Luke Makhateli (KR) 6-2, 6-4.


▪ Palmetto 10, South Dade 0: WP: Ryan MacInnes (6-1) 4IP, No-Hitter, 3Ks; Brandon Abreu 1-3, 2R, RBI; Kyle Krtausch 1-3, 1R; Patrick Mormile went 1-3, 1R. PAL: 15-2. Palmetto record: 15-2

▪ Miami Beach 13, Miami High 1: WP: Nolan Santos 6IP, 11 Ks, 0ER; Bramdon Perez 3-4, 3R, RBI; Angel Vizcaino 2-3, 2RBI; Emanuel Arias 3-5, 2RBI.

▪ Doral Academy 17, Sagemont 8: Lency Delgado 2-3, , HR, 3R 5 RBI; Michael Marin 2-2, HR, 2R, 2 RBI; Salvador Alvarez 1-1 2R, 2 RBI; Adrian Figueroa 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI.

▪ Southwest 4, Ferguson 1: WP: Mario Garcia 10Ks; Damian Alfonso 2-3, RBI; Danny Cruz bases-loaded, 2-out, 3 RBI triple in 7th to break 1-1 tie.

▪ Palmer Trinity 10, Miami Country Day 6: WP: Pedro Torres 2.2 IP, 1ER, 4 Ks; Joey Sulkes 2-3, 3R; Nick Sondon 2-3, HR (grand slam), 5 RBI; Alan Macaulay 2-3, 3 RBI.

▪ South Broward 12, South Plantation 2: WP - Sebastian Lavan 5 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 Ks; Max Odze 3-3, 2 HR, 3R, 3 RBI; Ryan Nunez 2-3, HR, 2R, 2 RBI; SB: 10-9-1.


▪ Mater Academy 15, Coral Gables 6: Melanie Chiquillo 7 rec. 104 yds., 2 TD; Danielle Edinger 176 passing yds. 2 TD; Daniela Ortega 7 flag pulls, INT; Cookie Rego 5 flag pulls, 3 sacks. MA: 9-1.


▪ Colonial Christian 19, Miami Christian 2: Morgan Wells, WP (12-2), 3B, 2RBI; Alexis Downing HR, 2 RBI, 3R, 2 SB. CCS: 13-2


▪ Carrollton d. Palmer Trinity 7-0: Isabella Leano, Jimena Menendez and Anais Leichtling won in singles. CAR: 8-0.

▪ Gulliver Prep. d. Key West 6-1: Sofia Restrepo, Chiara von Gerlach , Sasha Kolesnikova and Carolina Thompson all singles winners. Restrepo/Von Gerlach and Kolesnikova/Thompson won in dbls.


▪ Palmetto d. Pinecrest Prep 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 26-24): Hayden Dobbs 11 kills, 3 blocks; Koby Rouviere 12 digs, 13 points; Carlos Brunet 5 kills, 3 blocks. PAL: 14-6.

▪ Palm Beach Classic Tournament — Braddock def. Wellington 2-0 (29-27; 25-23): Randy Inguanzo 21 assists, 8 pts; Alfredo Arevalo 7 kills; Alex Cabana 7 kills. BRAD: 11-2.

▪ Braddock def. Lake Worth 2-0 (25-14; 25-20): Randy Inguanzo 12 assists; Alex Cabana 4 kills, 3 blocks; Eric Garcia 11 digs, 4 pts: BRAD 12-3.

▪ Braddock def. Greater Miami Academy 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-12): Randy Inguanzo 27 assists; 4 digs, 3 aces, 10 pts; Alfredo Arevalo 8 kills, 4 aces, 6 points; Leandro Lopez 5 kills, 2 aces. BRAD 13-4.

▪ Hialeah Gardens def. Monsignor Pace 3-1 (18-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-18): Darien Hernandez 10 kills, 8 service points, 30 digs; Marco Ordaz 12 kills, 15 service points, 15 digs; Alejandro Hernandez 26 service points, 8 aces, 15 assists. HG: 8-2.

▪ South Broward def. Coral Spring: 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-18): Collin Hart 16 kills, 7 digs. SB: 14-4.