The Ponte Vedra girls tennis team has posted a 5-4 record at mid season after a weekend of tennis played at the Florida State indoor tennis facility. The Sharks posted wins over Lake City Columbia and Fort Walton Beach, while falling to Pensacola Catholic. The Sharks will play their first district match against Clay, then traveling to Episcopal, before taking a week off for spring vacation.
The Ponte Vedra girls tennis team improved their record to 3-2 with wins over Leon High School and Stanton College Prep, against a single loss to Creekside. Highlights of the matches include a thrilling split set match won by Elle Stamatogiannakis against Carsyn Kenny of Leon ( 4-6; 6-4; (10-8)). Claire Olson and Emma Notari also both competed fiercely before losing split set matches in tie-breakers. Against Stanton, the Sharks were perfect coasting to a cool 7-0 win. Colette Dwyer (5S) and Emma Greer (4S) posted their initial wins in the singles category. Mary Mersereau remains unbeaten through five matches, posting a win at Line 3 against Stanton. After hosting St Augustine, the Sharks will compete in a 4-team weekend tournament at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville.
The Ponte Vedra girls tennis team posted their first win of the season by defeating Fleming Island 6-1. The team was led by Claire Olson who won at both 1 singles and 1 doubles. Emma Notari and Ellie Stamatogiannakis also posted two wins in both singles and doubles. Mary Mesereau remains undefeated at five singles. Emma Greer earned her first win as a Shark at two doubles with Emma Notari. The team will be away at Creekside on Feb 20th.
On Feb 12th the Ponte Vedra Sharks opened the 2019 season in a rain-delayed match with the Bartram Trail Bears. Mary Mersereau was the lone winner in a 6-1 team loss to the bears. The match featured several close and hard fought match-ups. Mersereau defeated Nicole Jerout (4-6; 6-4 (10-6)). Anna Handley lost a marathon match to Dannella Torres that saw three tie breaks (6-7 (9-7); 7-6 (7-3) (10-3)). Emma Notari (at 3Singles), Elle Stamatogiannakis (2S) and Claire Olson (1S) open the season with hard fought defeats.
Head Coach: Kathryn Kehoe
email: [email protected]
Tryouts are on January 21st & January 22nd
We will hold our first day of tryouts on Monday, January 21st. (This is a school holiday and students are not required to attend, but it will be helpful.
Monday 1/21/19 Tryouts – 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Tuesday 1/22/19 Tryouts – 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Ponte Vedra Student Athletic Clearance MUST be completed and a copy of an athlete’s physical MUST be uploaded prior to trying out for any sport.
Please click on the below link for the step-by-step directions on how to upload documents for your athlete.
Ponte Vedra Student Athlete Registration
EL2 Physical Form
- New players who transferred to Ponte Vedra after attending another high school must also complete a GA4 form.
- Home school students must complete and EL7 form with our county office and submit to athletics prior to the first day of the season along with the above listed forms.
If you have any questions with uploading your forms, please contact Debbie Strauch, athletic secretary [email protected]
Ponte Vedra captured the Region 1 championships on Thursday afternoon defeating Bolles 4 to 3. Ponte Vedra racked up three wins, including line 1 (Maureen McCormack), line 2(Claire Olson) and line 4 (Katya Kelly). The Sharks fourth win came in dramtic fashion as the number 1 doubles team of Alyssa Hensley and Maureen McCormack defeated the Bolles team 7-5. 7-6 (7-2) . The Sharks will advance to the state tournament May 2nd.
1st Singles: Maureen McCormack (Ponte Vedra) defeated Elise Ballantyne (Bolles) 6-1, 6-4 2nd Singles: Claire Olson (Ponte Vedra) defeated Lilly Edwards (Bolles) 6-0, 6-2 3rd Singles: Julia Preuss (Bolles) defeated Alyssa Hensley (Ponte Vedra) 7-5, 6-3 4th Singles: Katya Kelly (Ponte Vedra) defeated Isabella Diaz-. Mira (Bolles) 6-2, 6-0 5th Singles: Meagan Donovan (Bolles) defeated Ellie Stamatogiannakis 6-4,6-2 1st Doubles: Maureen McCormack and Alyssa Hensley defeated Elise Ballantyne and Julia Preuss 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) 2nd Doubles: Claire Olson and Katya Kelly lost to Lilly Edwards and Meagan Donovan 6-3, 6-4
In a suspenseful finals, that had the Sharks facing the Bulldogs at every line, Ponte Vedra girls edged The Bolles School 4-3 to take the district championship. The final team totals were Ponte Vedra 18, Bolles17, Clay 5, Ridgeview 4, Menendez and Orange Park 2 and Bradford 1. Claire Olson and Katya Kelly were both district champions at 2 and 4 singles respectively. Olson and Kelly then teamed up to win the district title at 2 doubles. Seniors Maureen McCormack and Alyssa Hensley displayed extraordinary mental toughness in a 1-6, 7-5 (10-7) win over the Bolles’ 1 Doubles team.
The district champions faced Raines in a regional semifinal match, winning 4-0. The Sharks will resume play for the regional title and trip to the state finals in a match on Thursday April 26.
The Ponte Ve.dra girls regular tennis season ended with victories at Camden County and Clay High and a final record of 12-2. Maureen McCormack at 1 Singles and 1 doubles with Alyssa Hensley remianed undefeated (12-0/9-0). The team will host the FHSAA Class 2A district 4 tournament on April 17 and 18.
Results of PVHS Vs Clay
1S Alyssa Hensley defeated Isabella Bolante (6-1: 6-2) 2S Katya Kelly defeated Arianna Null (6-0; 6-1) 3S Ellie Stamatogiannakis defeated Alyssa Meek ( 6-1; 6-2) 4S Mary Mesereau defeated Zoe Watson (6-3; 6-0) 5S Colette Dwyer defeated Lillian Liard (6-0; 6-0) 1D Emma Notari/Anna Handley defeated Bolante/Null (8-4) 2D Mary Mesereau/Ameila McCully defeated Meek/Watson (8-1)