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Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County Boys Tennis

First team
Player School Cl. Comment
Sam Chaffin, Wharton: Jr. The Wildcats' No. 1 can compete with any player in the county and most in the state.
Palmer Evans, Jesuit: So. A key component to the Tigers' run to the No. 3 team finish in Class 2A.
Harrison Fisher, Chamberlain: Jr. Made strong showing at districts and consistently competed against all the county's top players.
Kiril Kirkov King, Sr.: Behind solid ground strokes, Kirkov went undefeated through the regular season and was the key component for the Lions, who also went undefeated until the state tournament.
Eric Fitz-Randolph, Carrollwood Day Sr. Fitz-Randolph qualified for the state tournament with an individual district singles title.
Harrison Heysek. Plant City Sr.: on the school board's award for the county's top player and helped the Raiders to another strong season.
Alec Josepher, Plant Jr.: Half of the Panthers' doubles team that reached the finals of the state's individual championship match.
Jordan Nasser, Jesuit Sr.: A consistent player throughout the season, Nasser was particularly strong in the state team finals competition.
Kiril Kirkov, King
Peter Adler, King
Honorable mention
Alonso: Zack Benham, Greg Fox, Nate Kosarich. Armwood: Justin Hall. Berkeley Prep: Gray Aloian, Stephen Jordan. Bloomingdale: Todd Kaiser, Andrew Pudas. Brandon: Andrew Alex, Matt Gray. Chamberlain: Hunter O'Brien. Durant: Jon Grymes. East Bay: Navarro Hooks. Gaither: Steve Goldman. Hillsborough: Phil Nguyen. Jesuit: Alex Crosby, David Pagliarulo, Maxwell Azzarelli.
King: Vignesh Bhethanabotla, Greg Smith, Hengyi Wu, Victor Ke. Newsome: Alex Meucci, Garrett Watson. Plant: Schuyler Welch, Connor Jones. Plant City: Spencer Heysek. Robinson: Michael Marinskiy, Grant Oken. Steinbrenner: Max Kennard, Charlie Tkacik. Tampa Prep: Sam Rice. Wharton: Alex Crnogorac, Thomas Hwang.
About the team
The Tribune's All-Hillsborough County girls tennis team was selected by staff writer Scott Purks with input from coaches. The Western Conference team selected by the county's public school coaches was strongly considered.