Martin County, Okeechobee doubles tennis teams reach state semifinals

The doubles partnerships of Martin County’s Dylan and Jaden deWindt and Okeechobee’s Bellana Schlosser and Isabella Derigo both advanced to the 3A state semifinals at the FHSAA State Tennis Championship.

Both pairs were to play at 11 am on Apr. 26 to try advance to the state final in their respective brackets.

The deWindt brothers defeated McKay Shafer and Will Bowers from Edgewater 6-0, 6-3 in their quarterfinal.

Martin County's Jaden deWindt hits a return during a 3A regional semifinal tennis match at Martin County High School on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022. The Tigers won 4-1 to advance in the state tournament.

Scholsser and Derigo had to play two matches, first defeating Ivanna Chavarro and Kay Gutierrez from Spoto 6-3, 6-4 in the round of 16 and knocked off Ava Epps and Haley Hinkle of New Smyrna Beach 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

Dylan deWindt was knocked out in the singles bracket in round of 16 to Mitchell’s Leo Alexeyev in a third set tiebreaker, 7-6, 6-0, 10-7.

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