Both schools secured the Class 4A-District 6 championship and runner-up spots in last week’s tournaments in Winter Haven.
Plant City and Strawberry Crest’s tennis programs started the 2021 postseason on a high note last week, each capturing the top two spots in the Class 4A-District 6 championships in Winter Haven.
In the boys tournament, Crest made program history with its first-ever title win and PCHS finished as runner-up. All five Chargers made it to the singles finals. Jaden Thompson (1), Axay Raval (2), Kevin Avaiya (4) and Nico Bambach (5) all won singles championships and the duo of Raval and Avaiya (2) won their doubles championship. Plant City’s Tanner Rollyson (3) won a singles championship and teamed with Ryan Smith to win their doubles (1) championship.
In the girls tournament, Plant City took the top spot at the end of the week and Crest placed second overall. Jelayah Shaw (1) and Kelli McAvoy (5) won singles championships for PCHS and the team of Shaw and Vlada Pike (1) won their doubles championship.
The Class 4A regional semifinals began Tuesday with Crest hosting Wiregrass Ranch in Plant City and PCHS visiting Steinbrenner in the boys tournament. Plant City hosted Steinbrenner and Crest visited East Lake in the girls tournament. The regional finals will be held today.
Class 4A state tournaments for team and individual championships will run from April 28-30 at Sanlando Park, 401 W. Highland St., Altamonte Springs. Visit fhsaa.com/index.aspx?path=tennis for more information.