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In a battle of unbeatens last week, St. Petersburg knocked off Palm Harbor University for the PCAC title.
The Green Devils will have to do it again if they want a Class 4A, District 5 title too.
Four Green Devils reached singles finals and both doubles teams play semifinals today, as St. Petersburg tries to defend its title.
The two teams meet in three singles finals, with PHU's Justin Fish taking on Pinellas Park's David Dull at No.3 to give the Hurricanes a quartet of finalists as well. The teams each have 11 points, with Pinellas Park at eight.
"Even though we lost to them, anything can happen," PHU coach Irene Tharin said. "And it has to happen just right."
St. Petersburg beat PHU 5-2 in their regular-season matchup, but was missing No.5 finalist Zach Weiss and lost at No.4 singles in a tiebreaker.
The East Lake boys were tied with Osceola with nine points, and Seminole was lurking with seven heading into today's District 7 finals at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club.
The Eagles and Warriors will have head-to-head meetings at Nos.1, 2 and 3 singles thanks to a pair of Osceola upsets.
East Lake, the favorite, was tested at No.2 singles, where Fabio Pagani survived 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 over Seminole's Stefan Cerf, and at No.3 where Ryan Sharp needed a tiebreaker to get by.
The Eagles own a 6-1 regular-season win over the Warriors.
Seminole has finalists at No.4 and 5 singles, as well as both doubles teams and could sneak in to the title picture.
The District 8 tournament ended its first day at the St. Petersburg Country Club the way Lakewood coach Beth Brubaker expected it would - too close to call.
The Spartan boys have 10 points, with Northeast and Largo tied for second with six. The three teams account for all the participants in today's singles championships.
Lakewood (9-5) does have a slight edge, however. The Spartans, led by No.1 Mike Fronduto, have a player in every singles final; Northeast will oppose Lakewood three times, with Largo sending two to the finals.
Fronduto, the No.3 seed, pulled off an upset at No.2 by defeating Dixie Hollins' Greg LaCompte 6-7, 6-3, 7-5.
VALRICO - Newsome and Jesuit were tied for the lead at 10 points after one day at Riverhills Country Club. All the boys from both schools are in the finals.
Newsome No.1 player James Vuckocic, a junior, defeated Nick Smith of St. Petersburg Catholic in the semifinals.
Shorecrest took command of the event with depth. The host Chargers have a player in each of today's five singles matches. Brian Apter led Shorecrest by winning twice at No.1 singles. Joining him are teammates Michael Kopelman (No.2), Alexander Saltiel (No.3), Matthew Smith (No.4) and Andrew Smith (No.5).