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CLEARWATER - St. Petersburg and Alonso came into Monday's first round as the No.1 or No.2 seed in every match, which proved to be an accurate assessment as the Green Devils led 12-11 heading into today's Class 4A, District 5 finals at McMullen Courts.
"We've broken it down in every way and the bottom line is that today's outcome could go either way," Alonso coach Helen Soash said. "I don't think either team put it all out on the line (Monday). But today no one will hold back anything. It should be interesting."
The No.1 singles match featuring Alonso's junior Megan Broderick, ranked No.5 by USTA in the 18-under division, and St. Petersburg's Lindsey Dvorak, ranked No.2 in the 16-under class, could turn out to be the most interesting.
Both Broderick and Dvorak cruised through two victories apiece on Monday.
"When it's all said and done we could also end up in a tie," Soash said. "And then it goes head to head and who know how that will play out."
A tie would require a dual match on Wednesday.
TAMPA - Lakeland's Aubrey Campbell was dominant as expected in No.1 singles but it was Sarasota Riverview that sent the most players to today's girls singles finals in Class 4A, District 6.
Campbell won her two opening matches 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the finals, where she will face Sarasota Riverview's Kirstin Ruffner, who struggled in her opening match, but won 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 against Sarasota's Malibu Perdue. Ruffner rebounded to defeat Durant's Alyssa Young 6-0, 6-0 in her second match.
Ruffner's teammates, including sister Kendal (No.2) claimed a spot in each of the rest of the four singles final matches. Lia Weiner will represent the Rams at No.3 while Katie Saba and Brooke Saba will play for the Rams at Nos.4 and 5, respectively. Katie Saba will face Plant City's Ariana Gonzalez, who upset Lakeland's Kathryn Phillips to advance to the finals.
In doubles play, the Ruffner sisters advanced to the semifinals today, where they will face Bloomingdale's Fiorella Rodriguez and Anjuli Gupta. Plant City's Rachel Sperry and Staci Watson were the other local tandem to advance to today's semifinal. Sperry and Watson topped Bloomingdale's Amy Mare and Mary Morgan 6-1, 6-4 to earn a spot in the No.2 semifinals.
TAMPA - Chamberlain and Freedom played all day through Monday's first round at Hillsborough Community College and finished in a dead heat with nine points apiece.
Today's final round, according to Chamberlain coach Mike Zanatian, "Is up in the air."
Which is not surprising to Zanatian.
"I figured either we would be tied with Freedom or there might be a difference of a point or two between (us) after the first day," Zanatian said. "So everything went about according to plan."
Except for the fact that Chamberlain's No.1 player and possibly the county's top player, Jamie Mera, had to fight through a three-set match with Hillsborough's Jody Kleiner before winning 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.
"Yes," Zanatian said, chuckling, "that did get my blood pressure up a bit."
Hillsborough finished Monday's first round with seven points and Plant and Leto were a distant fourth with four points.
VALRICO - Starting at 9 a.m. today at Riverhills Country Club, Newsome's girls will square off with Academy of Holy Names for the Class 2A, District 10 titles.
The two schools were tied after the first day of the tournament at eight points each. Newsome and Academy have four each in the singles finals and meet face-to-face in three.
In a dual match a week ago, Academy had to win both doubles, after losing three singles, to beat the Wolves 4-3.
"Our match with Newsome a week ago was very tight and the finals in this tournament will be tight also," Academy coach Allen Liberato said. "The X-factor will be the No.1 singles. I feel good about both our doubles teams, but it will be close either way."
Finals are: Alysso Lafita (Newsome) vs Meghan Sullivan (Tampa Catholic) at No.1, Kelly Raymond (Newsome) vs Allison Symulevich (AHN) at No.2, Kimberly Renspie (AHN) vs Breklyn Ballingham (Newsome) at No.3 and Mary Barrett (Newsome) vs Kayla Holcomb (AHN) at No.5.
At the Kelly Recreation Complex in Lakeland, Kelly Palmer (No.2), Hanna Blau (No.3) and Allison Ned (No.5) advanced to the singles semifinals for Tampa Prep. With favorite Saddlebrook ineligible (see boys story), thr Terrapins tied Lakeland Christian for first. Palmer and Andrea Meythaler made it through to the No.1 doubles semifinals.
Kalapana Ganti (No.4) and Jamie Ayers (No.5) made it to the finals for third-place Berkeley Prep, which is three points back. The Bucs' Sally Bryant remains alive in the No.1 semifinals.