The Carrollwood Day School (CDS) girls tennis team won the first district championship in school history at the Class 1A-District 8 tournament on April 5.
The Patriots scored 21 to claim the title, rolling to a seven-point victory against runner-up Tampa Prep.
“We have had an exciting season,” said CDS coach Susan Most. “The girls have worked very hard to attain their goal of winning the district championship. We are all very proud of their accomplishments.”
The Patriots were led by the Fitz-Randolph sisters, freshman Jacquelyn and seventh-grader Lauren, who teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles final for the second straight year to qualify for the state tournament. The duo finished as 1A doubles state runner-up a year ago.
Jacquelyn also won the No. 1 final 6-3, 6-1 over Academy at the Lakes’ Daniela Moreno.
The sisters’ older brother, Eric, won the No. 1 singles final for the boys 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, but CDS finished third in team points. The individual championship earns Eric a spot in states.
The Patriots girls host Lakeland Santa Fe on April 10 at Hillsborough Community College’s Tennis Complex stating at 3 p.m.