Recent News: High School

  • A to Z with Peter Slaton By John Boothe Correspondent, Gainesville Sun Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.   SCHOOL: Gainesville YEAR: Senior POSITION: No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles HEIGHT: 6-foot-1 WEIGHT: 165 pounds Area tennis player I would pay to watch play: My partner (at No. 1 doubles), Jacob Gordon. He’s got a big first serve, and he fights. That one-handed backhand, when he gets in it, is […]

  • Oak Hall Boys, Eastside Boys, P.K. Yonge Girls Heading to State From the Gainesville Sun By Larry Savage The last time Oak Hall boys tennis reached the state tournament, Logan Blaser was 9 years old and had only played tennis about a year. Now, the junior No. 2, along with standout eighth-grade twins Grey and Harry Cacciatore, Brandon Cooke and Nash Dean will be making the trip next week, eight years since the last time John Dickinson and Tom Simpson’s crew […]

  • GHS Hurricanes 2013 State Tennis Championship Finalists

    From: After two days of competition, the Gainesville boys tennis team narrowly missed winning its fifth state title but still walked away from Tuesday’s Class 3A championships with individual hardware. The Hurricanes claimed two state titles in No. 1 and No. 3 singles play, however, two-time defending state champion Naples Barron Collier was able to edge runner-up Gainesville by six points in the finals standings. The Cougars won three […]

  • The Sun’s 2013 High School Tennis Players of the Year By John Boothe Correspondent Published: Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m. KENDAL WILBY, BUCHHOLZ Credentials Soon after trying out for the Buchholz girls tennis team, Kendal Wilby had to raise her expectations for her first year in a Bobcats uniform. To Wilby’s surprise, she locked up the Bobcats’ No. 1 singles slot as a freshman and marched to an 11-1 record before falling in the Class 4A state […]

  • The Sun’s 2013 All-Area Tennis Teams

    From: By John Boothe SUN ALL-AREA GIRLS TENNIS TEAM First team Jazz Whittaker, P.K. Yonge, senior: The two-time Sun Girls Tennis Player of the Year turned in another strong season by winning her third straight District 4-1A title and advancing to the state quarterfinals in No. 1 singles and doubles. Kiah Turner, P.K. Yonge, junior: Posted a 9-1 record at No. 2 singles, claiming district and regional championships for […]

  • A to Z with Kiah Turner

    From: Published by the Gainesville Sun on April 11, 2013: SCHOOL: P.K. Yonge YEAR: Junior POSITION: No. 2 singles, No. 1 doubles HEIGHT: 5-foot-6 Area tennis player I would pay to watch play: Zach Goldberg (Gainesville). He’s a good player. He’s a very good competitor, and I enjoy watching him play. Best sports movie I’ve ever watched: “Glory Road.” Coach Robert Taylor’s best words of advice for me: “Finish it off.” Dinner on an ideal night? Moe’s. Easiest […]

  • Four Gainesville High School Tennis Teams Advance to State Championships

    By Larry Savage, Gainesville Sun Gainesville High boys tennis team did what was expected of them Thursday, making quick work of Ocala Forest at Northeast Park in the Region 3-3A finals. The state title-contending Hurricanes did just that before rain took over. Gainesville’s Zach Goldberg, Cole Fiegel, Pete Slaton and Jacob Gordon — the team’s top four singles players — gave up just one game between them in posting […]

  • Bobcats Girls Capture 2013 District Tennis Championship with Perfect Day By Larry Savage To say the Buchholz girls tennis team cruised through the District 1-4A tournament would be an understatement. The Bobcats simply and completely dominated it. Buchholz won all 21 matches played in the tournament, sweeping the singles and doubles titles on its courts to claim a 12th league title in the last 13 years, totaling a perfect 21 points, well ahead of second-place finisher Fleming Island (11). […]

  • 2013 High School Tennis District Champions

    High School Tennis Girls:  P.K. Yonge Eastside High School Buchholz High School High School Tennis Boys: Oak Hall (fourth straight District Championship) Eastside High School Gainesville High School

  • A to Z with Zach Goldberg

    By John Boothe Correspondent Gainesville Sun Photo by Doug Finger/Staff photographer Name: Zach Goldberg School: Gainesville Year: Senior Position: No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles Height: 6-foot Weight: 150 pounds A rea tennis player I would pay to watch play: (GHS senior) Cole Fiegel. He’s a great competitor, he gives a lot of effort and it’s fun to watch him. B est sports movie I’ve ever seen: The Waterboy. C oach Paul Spradling’s best words of advice for […]

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