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USTA FL Friday Blog: Final State H.S. Teams; Tennis on TV

April 26, 2013 10:35 AM
The Plant High School girls have now won the Class 4A title in four of the last five years (photo: Tampa Bay Times)
Last weekend the Florida high school state tennis champion teams and individuals were determined at the 2012-13 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Tennis Finals in the Orlando area (Altamonte Springs and Casselberry).
Congratulations to state champ teams Cypress Bay (4A boys), Plant (4A girls, third straight title), Baron Collier-Naples (3A boys and girls), Gulliver Prep-Pinecrest (2A boys and girls), Sagemont (1A boys) and American Heritage-Delray Beach (1A girls). Here is the final team finishes in all classes at the state finals:
FHSAA Class 4A Boys
1. Cypress Bay
2. Coral Gables
3. Dr. Krop
4T. Spanish River
4T. Wiregrass Ranch
6. Winter Park
7. Riverview
8. Spruce Creek
FHSAA Class 4A Girls
1. Plant
2. Cypress Bay
3. Boca Raton
4. Winter Park
5T. Dr. Krop
5T. Palmetto
7. Lake Mary
8. Riverview
FHSAA Class 3A Boys
1. Baron Collier (Naples)
2. Gainesville
3. Leon (Tallahassee)
4T. King (Tampa)
4T. Venice
6T. Belen Jesuit (Miami)
6T. Melbourne
8. Matanzas (Palm Coast)
FHSAA Class 3A Girls
1. Barron Collier (Naples)
2. Leon (Tallahassee)
3. Stanton (Jacksonville)
4. Jensen Beach
5. Venice
6. Lakeland
7T. Edgewater (Orlando)
7T. Forest (Ocala)
FHSAA Class 2A Boys
1. Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest)
2. Ponte Vedra
3. Jesuit (Tampa)
4. American Heritage (Plantation)
5T. Bishop Verot (Fort Myers)
5T. Eastside (Gainesville)
7. Merritt Island
8. Rickards (Tallahassee)
FHSAA Class 2A Girls
1. Gulliver Prep (Pinescrest)
2. Bolles (Jacksonville)
3. Pine Crest (Ft. Lauderdale)
4. Holy Names (Tampa)
5T. Arnold (Panama City Beach)
5T. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando)
7. Lemon Bay (Englewood)
8. Eastside (Gainesville)
FHSAA Class 1A Boys
1. Sagemont
2T. All Saint's
2T. St. Stephen's
4. Trinity Prep
5. Ransom Everglades (Miami)
6T. Pensacola Catholic
6T. Episcopal (Jacksonville)
8. Benjamin
FHSAA Class 1A Girls
1. American Heritage (Delray Beach)
2. Ransom Everglades (Miami)
3T. Pensacola Catholic
3T. Windermere Prep
3T. Out-of-Door (Sarasota)
6. Carrollwood (Tampa)
7. St. Edward's (Vero Beach)
8. P.K. Yonge (Gainesville)
Next week we'll take a look at the individual winners at the state championships.


Bradenton resident Maria Sharapova, after fronting for Range Rover a few years back, has now been introduced as Porsche's first brand ambassador in a three-year deal. Her familiarity with the car line includes last year collecting the winner's paycheck at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, along with the winner's bonus, a white 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Sharapova even resembles tennis' version of a Porsche, according to CEO Matthias Mueller. "She combines top performance in her sports with elegance and power. These are precisely the qualities that are embroiled in our sports cars," Mueller said. Porsche's support of tennis in Germany includes sponsoring the Fed Cup team (Porsche Team Germany) and the Porsche Talent Team Germany, which provides support to up-and-coming players.
Wimbledon announced its prize money bump this week, following the other Grand Slams, and Tennis.com's Steve Tignor noted that this year's first-round losers at almost $36,000 will receive more than 1980 champion Bjorn Borg.

Tennis on TV This Weekend

ATP Barcelona 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (live)
WTA Stuttgart 2:30-10:30 p.m. (delayed)
ATP Bucharest 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (delayed)
ATP Barcelona 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (live)
WTA Stuttgart 12:30-2:30 p.m. (live)
ATP Bucharest 4:30-8:30 p.m. (delayed)
WTA Stuttgart 8-10 a.m. (live)
ATP Barcelona 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (live)
ATP Bucharest 2:30-4:30 p.m. (delayed)
Happy weekending,
The USTA Florida Friday blog is written by USTA Florida Communications Coordinator Rick Vach. Want a USTA or tennis-related question answered in the blog? To e-mail him CLICK HERE.





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