HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Regional tennis semifinal matches


Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.

All matches start at 3 p.m. Tuesday unless otherwise indicated

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Girls

Who: Port Orange Spruce Creek at Buchholz

What: Region 1-4A

What's next: Buchholz would travel to Lake Mary or host Orange Park Fleming Island in Thursday's regional final match; Spruce Creek would travel to Lake Mary or host Fleming Island.

Passing shots: This is the Bobcats' seventh consecutive and 11th regional-playoff appearance in the last 13 years; Buchholz went 10-0 in the regular season and won all 21 matches in winning the District 1 tournament. Spruce Creek, state finalists nine straight years, is 16-2 on the season. This is the fifth meeting between these two schools in regionals with the Hawks winning the preceding four. The Bobcats last advance to the regional final in 2009.

Who: Brooksville Hernando at Eastside (Northside Park, 4 p.m.)

What: Region 3-2A

What's next: Eastside would travel to Dade City Pasco or host Belleview for Thursday's regional final; Hernando would travel to Pasco or host Belleview.

Passing shots: The Rams are making their second straight regional playoff appearance since 2005. This is the Leopards' first regional since 2006.

Who: Oak Hall at Jacksonville Episcopal

What: Region 2-1A

What's next: Oak Hall would travel to P.K. Yonge or host Jacksonville Trinity Christian in Thursday's regional final; Episcopal would travel to P.K. Yonge or host Trinity Christian.

Passing shots: Oak Hall is in the regional playoffs for the third straight season; Episcopal is in the regional playoffs for the sixth consecutive year. These two clubs met in the opening round the last two seasons, with Episcopal winning both times.

Who: Jacksonville Trinity Christian at P.K. Yonge (Westside Park, 2:30 p.m.)

What: Region 2-1A

What's next: P.K. Yonge would host Oak Hall or Jacksonville Episcopal in Thursday's regional final; Trinity Christian would travel to either school.

Passing shots: The Blue Wave captured their sixth straight district title to earn their sixth consecutive trip to the regional playoffs; Trinity Christian is in the regional playoffs for the fifth straight year. This is the fifth straight season that Trinity Christian and P.K. Yonge are meeting in the playoffs, with the Blue Wave winning three of the previous four, including last year.

Boys

Who: New Port Richey Mitchell at Gainesville (Northeast Park, 3:30 p.m.)

What: Region 3-3A

What's next: Gainesville would host Ocala Forest or travel to Spring Hill Springstead for Thursday's regional final; Mitchell would travel to Springstead or host Forest.

Passing shots: The Hurricanes are in the regional tournament for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons after claiming their third straight district title. GHS has reached state the last two seasons, finishing third in 2012.

Who: Brooksville Nature Coast at Eastside (Jonesville Tennis Center, 3:30 p.m.)

What: Region 3-2A

What's next: Eastside would host Belleview or travel to Dade City Pasco for Thursday's regional final; Nature Coast would host Belleview or travel to Pasco.

Passing shots: The Rams are in the regional playoffs for the fourth straight season after winning their third district title in three seasons; Nature Coast is in the regional playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Who: P.K. Yonge at Jacksonville Episcopal

What: Region 2-1A

What's next: P.K. Yonge would travel to Oak Hall or host Jacksonville Providence in Thursday's regional final; Episcopal would host Providence or travel to Oak Hall.

Passing shots: The Blue Wave are making their second straight regional playoff appearance; the host Eagles are in the regional playoffs for the third straight season.

Who: Jacksonville Providence at Oak Hall

What: Region 2-1A

What's next: Oak Hall would host Jacksonville Providence or P.K Yonge in Thursday's regional final; Episcopal would travel to Providence or P.K. Yonge.

Passing shots: Oak Hall is in the regional tournament for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons. Oak Hall is looking for its first opening-round win since defeating Jacksonville Episcopal in 2006. Providence, who are in regionals for the third straight season, reached state two years ago.

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