Girls first team, second team, honorable mention, coach of the year

By Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel correspondent 9:12 a.m. EDT, June 4, 2012

Selections based on season performances and coaches ballots

Caroline Hsu
Saint Andrew’s School sophomore
Comment: Moved up to Non. 1 singles position after winning the Class 1A state title at No. 4 singles last year. Hsu was the girls team captain and helped team to a state runner-up finish.

Summer Johnson
West Boca junior
Comment: The three-year starter won the No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles at districts and regionals to help Bulls advance to Class 4A state tournament for the first time in school history. Lost her first matches of the season at the state tournament finishing 8-1 in both.

Taylor Russo
Grandview Prep 8th grader
Comment: Russo’s only two losses in 12 matches this season came at the hands of Class 1A state champion, Rasheeda McAdoo, of American Heritage-Delray, including the final one in the district title match at No. 1 singles; also on Pride’s state championship softball team.

Ally Sexton
Benjamin sophomore
Comment: Sexton is a five-year starter who played No. 1 the past two years. Sexton, 19-2 this season, lost in the Class 1A state semifinal to Calvary Christian’s Emily Groeneveld, 6-4, 7-6 (6). She was also 14-2 in doubles with Shelby Smolak.

Tiffany Superstein
Spanish River senior
Comment: Superstein, a FAU commit, won district title at No. 1 and went 13-3 this season.


Rasheeda McAdoo
American Heritage-Delray junior

Mia Horvit
American Heritage-Delray freshman
Comment: The duo went 14-0 in winning the district, region, state individual and state overall doubles title. Horvit, who has been on the varsity since she was a seventh grader, was also 14-0 in singles.

Julia Sbircea
West Boca Raton sophomore

Tiffany Vietro
West Boca Raton sophomore
Comment: The duo went 15-2 in doubles and helped the Bulls reach the state tournament for the first time in school history. They lost in the Class 4A state semifinals in doubles. Sbircea was 14-2 in singles this season, while Vietro was undefeated at No. 3 singles until the first round at state and finished 15-1.


Justina Lawrence, Palm Beach Gardens, senior
Shelby Smolak, Benjamin, junior
Virginia Peck-Phillips, St. Andrew’s, junior
Helen Bernal, Spanish River, junior
Chana Camacho, Palm Beach Central, senior

Tiffany Superstein/Christie Kurdys, Spanish River, senior/freshman
Caroline Hsu/Macie Tendrich, Saint Andrew’s, sophomore/sophomore

Honorable Mention
Atlantic: Helena Cheslack, Jessica Grobman, Dominique Turnbull; American Heritage-Delray: Iryna Serdyuk; Benjamin: Sarina Basile, Morgan Kaplan, Juliette Mercadante; Boca Raton: Eliana Arjona, Brooke Bowen, Carlye Goldman, Sofia Montes; Boynton Beach: Sharnae Green, Christille Lustin; Dreyfoos: Carly Amado, Judy Gaunt, Alexis Kaufman, Emily Starkey; Forest Hill: Jacquelene Arrieux, Rachel Loeb; Jupiter Christian: Kylee Shipley; King’s Academy: Katie Bewlry, Lisa Riera; Lake Worth: Miriam Murillo, Karen Rousseau, Ellie Vigurie; Olympic Heights: Alexis Crenshaw; Palm Beach Gardens: Nicola Gregory; Pope John Paul II: Julia Lewis, Emily Sama; St. Andrew’s School: Rachel McKay, Amando Soo Ping Chow; Spanish River: Carly Wheaton, Cori Wheaton; West Boca: Natalie Hernandez, Amanda Mattachione; Wellington Christian: Chantel Bennett, Gabi Sanchez.

Coach of the Year

Steve Pemberton
West Boca Raton

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