Boys Singles

No. 1 – Riley Dodd, junior, Citrus

No. 2 – Freddie Sansone, senior, Citrus

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No. 3 – AJ Nelson, senior, Citrus

No. 4 – Landon Hensley, freshman, Citrus

No. 5 – Joshua Sevilla, freshman, Lecanto

Doubles

No. 1 – Dodd and Sansone, Citrus

No. 2 – Nelson and Hensley, Citrus

Finalists for Boys Tennis Player of the Year Riley Dodd, Jr., Citrus

The Hurricane junior won districts in No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles to qualify for state in both for the second year in a row. He went undefeated in singles during the regular season, including a Gulf Coast 8 Conference championship, and helped the team reach state for the first time since 1995.

AJ Nelson, Sr., Citrus

The Citrus senior helped the Hurricanes roll to the district team title with victories in No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles. He also picked up big wins in the regional semifinals and finals to help the team advance to state.

Freddie Sansone, Sr., Citrus

Claimed a district championship in No. 2 singles and teamed with Dodd for the No. 1 doubles title, to qualify for state for the second year in a row. Was the conference runner-up in singles and doubles.

Girls Singles

No. 1 – Mirabelle Tahiri, junior, Lecanto

No. 2 – Nandini Karanam, sophomore, Lecanto

No. 3 – Shreya Lachireddy, junior, Lecanto

No. 4 – Johnavi Kompella, sophomore, Lecanto

No. 5 – Kashin Mathur, senior, Lecanto

Doubles

No. 1 – Tahiri and Karanam, Lecanto

No. 2 – Mia Hamilton, senior, and Malena Hamilton, sophomore, Citrus

Finalists for Girls Tennis Player of the Year Malena Hamilton, So., Citrus

Had an outstanding singles season, including a district runner-up finish in No. 3 singles.

But in doubles, Malena and sister Mia Hamilton were literally unbeatable.

The duo finished undefeated for the season in No. 2 doubles, including Gulf Coast 8 Conference and district championships.

Nandini Karanam, So., Lecanto

This Panther had no sophomore slump, as she was outstanding again in singles and doubles.

Karanam finished as the GC8 runner-up in No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles and qualified for state in No. 1 doubles for the second year in a row with a district championship.

Mirabelle Tahiri, Jr., Lecanto

The Panther junior had another outstanding season in the No. 1 singles and doubles spot. Tahiri was the GC8 and district runner-up in singles to a pair of state qualifiers.

She and Karanam won districts in doubles to qualify for state for the second year in a row.

Note: The athlete of the year finalists and winners in each sport will be honored May 17 at the annual Student Athletic Recognitions banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the College of Central Florida, Lecanto Campus.

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