Area tennis teams, players win district titles, earn state berths


District 8-1A

Led by junior Ryan Powell, the Master’s Academy boys tennis team nipped St. Edward’s for the team championship by a single point at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.

Powell clinched a berth as an individual to the state tournament after defeating St. Edward’s Jake Damiani in straight sets at No. 1 singles which proved to be vital for the Patriots earning the title.

For the Pirates, at No. 1 doubles Damiani and Justin Hall were able to defeat the Patriots’ doubles duo of Powell and Jason Flaming in straight sets to earn their spot at the state tournament.

Master's Academy's Ryan Powell hits a return during the District 8-1A boys and girls tennis championships on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.

Master’s Academy will host Holy Trinity on Tuesday, Apr. 19 while St. Edward’s will travel north to play West Shore in a regional quarterfinal.

Benjamin’s Ryan Wuhrland won at No. 1 singles and teamed with Jane Boyland to bring home the title at No. 1 doubles to lead the Bucs to the team title for the girls.

St. Edward’s grabbed the runner-up spot, getting a victory from sophomore Caroline Zoltak at No. 5 singles and the Pirates will travel to play Edgewood also on Apr. 19.

District 8-3A

Martin County’s boys and Okeechobee’s girls repeated as district champions at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.