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Alonso senior caps a stellar prep career

At Altamonte Springs, the overall state individual tournament ended Friday almost the same way it ended a year ago - with Alonso's Megan Broderick dominating at Sanlando Tennis Complex.

By SCOTT PURKS
Published April 28, 2007


At Altamonte Springs, the overall state individual tournament ended Friday almost the same way it ended a year ago - with Alonso's Megan Broderick dominating at Sanlando Tennis Complex.

Broderick, a senior, ended her two-year run at state without dropping a set and barely dropping any games in eight matches, the final one captured 6-3, 6-1 over a Miami Palmetto player.

"I felt pretty confident going into every match, " said Broderick, who has signed with the University of Kentucky. "I felt like I was able to make whatever adjustments I needed to make to win."

For Alonso it was a bright ending to a solid week. On Thursday the Ravens' team came back with four points to finish with 10 and place second to Miami Dr. Krop's 13.

"Megan winning today made the last two days an absolute joy for all of us, " Alonso coach Helen Soash said. "It was even a little extra special because Megan and the rest of the girls didn't drop one set the final two days. Bottom line is that we have a lot to be proud of."

The only other representatives from the tampa bay area at the Class 4A tournament, St. Petersburg's Shaye Wali and Aaron Ellison, lost in Friday's individual doubles final 6-2, 6-1 to a team from Flagler Palm Coast.

Wali lost in the individual singles final Thursday afternoon.