FHSAA tennis playoffs: West, Southwest Orange County teams fighting for state title

With district tournaments wrapped up, there are plenty of West Orange and Southwest Orange County teams locked in on the state tournament.

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Now that the district tennis tournaments are done and dusted, seven high school teams — both in the boys and girls brackets — from the West Orange and Southwest Orange County area will be competing in the FHSAA state championship tournaments. 

In Class 4A, Windermere High — who finished as the District 9 runner-up — will be the lone boys team from the area in the classification, while Olympia High and West Orange High will represent on the girls side. The Lady Titans also finished as the District 9 runners-up.

Lake Buena Vista High boys tennis is the lone representative in Class 3A, with the Vipers claiming their second-straight district championship. 

While Windermere Prep — the citrus league and District 6 champions — and The First Academy boys teams have both clinched a Class 1A playoff berth along with the Royals' girls team. Both TFA teams finished as their district's runner-up.

Regional quarterfinal matchups

Note: All games are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m., according to MaxPreps.com

Class 4A

  • Windermere High boys at Vero Beach High 
  • Olympia High girls at Vero Beach High
  • West Orange High girls at Winter Park High

Class 3A

  • South Fork High boys at Lake Buena Vista High

Class 1A

  • The Geneva School boys at Windermere Prep
  • The First Academy boys at Trinity Prep
  • The First Academy girls at Trinity Prep

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Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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