Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gulliver Prep Boys & Girls Win Florida Class 2A State Championship

Congratulations to Gulliver Prep who won both the Florida Class 2A Boys and Girls State Championships! 

Gulliver Prep dominated the boys tournament winning all seven divisions in the team event to earn the maximum 21 points and clinching both the overall singles and doubles state championships. The Raiders were led by Singles State Champion Chase Perez-Blanco and the Doubles State Champion duo of Perez-Blanco and Baker Newman. Gulliver Prep's Chase Perez-Blanco, Baker Newman, Brian Granoff, Robert Roque and Patrick Bared each claimed titles in the team competition. Gulliver's performance marks the first time since 2009 that a team has swept the team competition and both individual championships. 

It is the Raiders boys eighth overall state title, tying American Heritage for fourth most in state history. Barron Collier has won six championships the past seven years.

The Raider girls were dominate in their own right winning five of the seven divisions in the team competition and claiming the overall doubles title. Gulliver's Olivia Thaler, Julieta Dalmau and Madeline Benn won their singles divisions and Thaler & Dalmau and Benn & Estefania Navarro won their doubles divisions. The doubles duo of Thaler and Dalmau went on to claim the overall doubles state championship as well. This is the fifth state championship for the Gulliver Prep girls. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Barron Collier Boys Win Florida Class 3A State Championship

Congratulations to Barron Collier who won their fourth straight Florida Class 3A Boys State Championship! The Cougars who are back-to-back DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships Finalists clinched their state title winning three of the five singles draws and both doubles draws finishing with 18 points, well ahead of Gainesville with 12. Barron Collier's Alan Sweet, Michael Raymond and Alejandro Vargas won individual titles at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles respectively. Jorge Vargas and Sweet won the No. 1 doubles draw and Paul Johnson and Doug Small won at No. 2 doubles.

It is the Cougar boys ninth state title overall, tying Bradenton Prep for third most in state history. Barron Collier has won seven championships the past nine years.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dates for 2014 Tournament Announced

The DecoTurf High School Tennis Team Championships will return to Louisville, KY for the 2014 tournament. The dates of the eighth annual event have officially been released. The girls will open tournament play on March 21-22nd. The Boys will wrap up tournament play on March 28-29th. 

The 2014 tournament will feature an 16-team A Division and 8-team B Division for both the boys and girls to host a total of 48 teams. Teams participating in the A Division will be guaranteed four matches and teams participating in the B Division will be guaranteed 3 matches. 

This year we will be offering an early-bird special for teams that commit to the event prior to January 1st. The entry fee for A Division teams will be $400 before January 1st and will increase to $425 after January 1st. The entry fee for B Division participants will be $300 before January 1st and will increase to $325 after January 1st.

To reserve your spot in the 2014 event please fill out the 2014 Participant Interest Form