By Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel correspondent 9:10 a.m. EDT, June 4, 2012
Selections based on season performances and coaches ballots
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saint Andrew’s School sophomore
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
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.'”
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
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.