San Pedro and Vissers advance at State Tennis Tournament
Juniors Peter San Pedro and Cooper Vissers, who advanced to the Men’s Tennis State Tournament after capturing the District Championship in line one doubles competition, kept their title dreams alive with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Lake Brantley yesterday to advance to this morning’s semifinal round against Gainesville Buchholz. However, top-seeded Buchholz was no match for the Panthers as SanPedro and Vissers won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. They will face the winner of Vero Beach and Miami Columbus later today for the right to play the team doubles champions for the State Championship. Since they earned their way in as individuals and their team did not advance, they compete against other individual qualifiers and then must defeat the doubles champions from those that entered with their full team. San Pedro is seeking his second consecutive State Championship after winning the line three title in 2011.
In Women’s Tennis, the doubles team of sophomore Sarah Baron and senior Maria Contrera swon their first match agianst the doubles team from Wiregrass Ranch, 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the State Semifinals but fell in their next match, 2-6, 7-6, 2-6 to Vero Beach.
DP’s Water Polo teams compete in the District Tournament today at the Aquatic Center. Women’s Water Polo (14-7) faces University at 4:30 and Men’s Water Polo (17-4) will take on Timber Creek at 7:00 pm. Men’s Lacrosse (11-3) competes in their first-ever District playoff game as they take on host Lake Nona tonight at 7:30 in the semifinals. Baseball (11-12) hosts West Orange this afternoon at 4:30 as they celebrate Senior Day.