Boys tennis first team, second team, honorable mention and coach of the year

By Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel correspondent 9:10 a.m. EDT, June 4, 2012

Selections based on season performances and coaches ballots

Tate Allwardt
Spanish River sophomore
Comment: Won the district title at No. 1 singles and helped the Sharks to third place at Class 4A state tournament by going 12-2 overall. Was his second consecutive trip to state and was state runner-up at No. 1 singles.

Dylan Gunning
Olympic Heights senior
Comment: Gunning is a three-time district champion, playing No. 1 singles and doubles. The two-time regional champion is headed to Florida Gulf Coast.

Wyatt Ebert
Boca Raton junior
Comment: Ebert had a successful return to the sport after giving up tennis 14 months ago after undergoing ankle surgery. Finished at 10-2 after rotating between the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions.

Zach Gross
Spanish River senior
Comment: Won back-to-back state Class 4A championships at No. 4 singles and went 12-0. Won the district title for the second consecutive year. Plans to walk on at the University of Michigan.

Gaston Murray
Park Vista senior
Comment: Compiled a 52-6 record in his four-year career (three at Park Vista, and his sophomore year at King’s Academy). Murray, who the Class 4A state individual singles title last year, finished 11-1 in singles and 5-0 in doubles. Committed to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.


Kevin Patterson
Suncoast senior

Constantin Supper
Suncoast freshman
Comment: No. 1 duo went 11-1 in doubles and lost in the final of Class 2A individual doubles at state. Patterson was also 18-2 in singles, while Supper was 17-1 in singles.

Andrew Dykeman
Saint Andrew’s School sophomore

Nick Mill
Saint Andrew’s School Senior
Comment: The No. 2 duo went 12-0 in doubles and helped the Scots win the Class 1A state title for the first time since 1990. Mill was a team captain, while Dykeman won the state title in No. 3 singles.

Coach of the Year

Scott Williams
Saint Andrew’s School
2011 record: 17-1; Overall: 10th season, 112-41 (boys).
Comment: Coached the Scots to their second boys state title – the last coming in 1990. It was also the team’s first regional title in 22 years and district champions for the second consecutive year. Also coached the girls to a state runner-up finish after winning the title last year. “This team was really solidified. At the start of the year, I told them, ‘not one, not two players make a team, you are a team, go for it.'”

Second team

Christian Langmo, Boca Raton, sophomore
James Massie, Jupiter Christian, 8th grader
Joey Rudy, Park Vista, senior
Wade Ball, Royal Palm Beach, senior
Christian Houshammer, Atlantic, freshman


Tate Allwardt/Zach Gross, Spanish River, sophomore/senior
Bryan Slootsky/Aaron Kupin, Spanish River, junior/junior

Honorable mention

American Heritage-Delray: Jody Turnquest, Cody Waterman, Sky Waterman; Atlantic: Pierre Brimaire, Maxx Esteves, Mike Klionski; Benjamin: Andrew Katzenberg, Troy Tiano, Rudy Zindel; Boca Raton: Joseph Frank, Daniel Pardo, Juan Ruzo, Evan Udine; Boynton Beach: Ryan Bazil, Kensky Senat, Don Wesley Supplice; Dreyfoos: Reed Rabideau, Rafael Riera; Dreyfoos: Kevin Richardson, Rafael Rivera; Forest Hill: Nick Higgins, Ryan Higgins; Grandview Prep: Jonathan Adams, Luigi Favilli; Jupiter Christian: Andrew Massie, Pat Trageser; Zack Walker; John I. Leonard: Eddie Rodriguez; Olympic Heights: Abdul Alhamzawi, Reese Dunlop; Park Vista: David Cordrey, Kleber Fukamizu, Ryan Miller; Pope John Paul II: Michael Duffner; Spanish River: Robby Morin; Saint Andrew’s School: Marcus Fender; Ross Weissman; Suncoast: Kevin Patterson, Jeremy Chesnek; Wellington: Derrick Michaud, Trevor Sacks.

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