Viera girls win CCC, District tennis championships
Next up for Hawks’ girls, boys teams: FHSAA regionals
Members of the Viera High girls tennis team pose after winning the Class 3A, District 13 championship last week. The unbeaten Hawks will host Jensen Beach in the FHSAA regional playoffs on Tuesday.
VIERA VOICE Courtesy Viera High girls tennis
You only need one word to describe the Viera High girls tennis season so far:
The undefeated Hawks (13-0) have won both the Cape Coast Conference and Class 3A, District 13 championships and on Tuesday, they will face Jensen Beach at 3 p.m. in the first round of the FHSAA regional playoffs.
The match will be played at the new Eastern Florida State College Titan Tennis Complex.
When Viera’s top lineup is playing, the Hawks haven’t just been victorious, they’ve been dominant.
Junior No. 1 singles players Sasha Belaya is 9-0 on the season, while sophomore No. 2 Izzie Diaz is 13-2. The third and fourth spots are manned by freshmen Amanda Sedaros and Hope Woodruff, who are both 15-0. Sophomore Emily Li plays at No. 5 and she is 11-0.
In doubles, Belaya and Diaz are 6-0 at first doubles and Sedaros and Woodruff are 5-0 at No. 2.
“I’m really proud of our girls,” Viera girls coach Maria Woodruff wrote in an email. “They worked really hard all season, balancing the team practices with their individual tournament schedules, private lessons, additional hitting clinics, and other sports as well.
“Moreover, they often got together in smaller groups, for additional hitting and doubles practice on their own! The team environment we have here is really special.”
Viera’s boys tennis team is having itself quite a year as well.
The Hawks finished fifth in the CCC and were the runner-up in the district tournament. They will play at Jensen Beach in Tuesday’s FHSAA regional opener.
Junior Nico Fuchs leads the Viera boys at No. 1 singles, followed by freshman Gabe Diaz in the second singles position. Another junior, John Shi, is the No. 3 singles player while junior Matt Podzelinski at No. 4 and senior Dylan Layun is in the fifth spot.