After narrowly missing the state finals a year ago, the Lakewood Ranch High boys tennis team made a statement this season, finishing second with eight points at the Class 3A state finals April 29.
Sophomore Arnav Mohanty captured the No. 3 individual singles title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Hillsborough’s Alexander Peckham.
In No. 1 doubles, Mohanty and senior Cooper Maxwell lost in the finals to Brett Clark and Alex Robles of Naples Barron Collier 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Across the court, the Lakewood Ranch High girls team finished fifth. The No. 2 doubles team of Sammi Aiezza and Lindsey Rechcigl lost in the semifinals to Tallahassee Leon’s Angela Caspary and Megan Kolman 6-3, 6-0.
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