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. 

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