Lake Nona senior leads boys tennis Orlando All-Area team

Lake Nona senior leads boys tennis Orlando All-Area team


The Orlando Sentinel honors Central Florida’s best high school athletes in 2022 spring sports with our All-Area section.

The Athletes of the Year and All-Area teams include players from FHSAA state series schools in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake and southwest Volusia counties. Selections are made by the Orlando Sentinel with input from coaches.

All of the winners are available at OrlandoSentinel.com/Varsity.

Lake Nona, senior

Buzz: Fourth-year standout went 17-1 in singles, including a clutch tiebreaker victory over Miami Palmetto’s Sebastian Munoz by scores of 6-3, 6-7 (2), 10-8 in the Class 4A state final. That victory, along with a 6-2, 4-6, 10-8 win at No. 1 doubles with Kartik Mandla, propelled Lake Nona to Orange County’s first boys tennis team title since 1935. Michalowski went 13-0 in doubles play. He had 100 career wins with a 59-7 record in singles and 41-4 in doubles. Michalowski is a prime college prospect (10.8 Universal Tennis Rating) considering scholarship offers.

Lake Nona, freshman

Buzz: Went 15-0 in singles before losing 7-5, 7-6 (3) in a No. 4 match in the Lions’ state final victory vs. Miami Palmetto. Owned a 9.52 UTR as a 4-star college prospect.

Lake Nona, sophomore

Buzz: 5-star prospect shook off an injury, joined the Lions’ lineup at midseason and achieved perfection with a 10-0 record at No. 2 singles and 9-0 in No. 1 doubles for state title team.

Lake Nona, senior

Buzz: Also perfect with 16-0 singles record and 15-0 in doubles. His 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 No. 3 singles win in state title match was crucial. Martinez joins Michalowski as repeat All-Area selections.

Circle Christian, junior

Buzz: A varsity starter since sixth grade for the Centurions, Moore went 15-1 in No. 1 singles, losing only in a second-round match in the FHSAA Class 1A state tournament.

Geneva School, eighth-grader

Buzz: The 14-year-old, in his third varsity season, went 12-2 in singles — losing only to Circle Christian’s Ben Moore. Teamed with Rafael Stahl (also 14) to go 15-1 as 1A state doubles runners-up.

Freedom, junior

Buzz: Went 11-1 in singles, losing only to Michalowski in a tiebreaker, while leading Patriots to a 12-2 dual match record. He won 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-2) against the Vero Beach No. 1 in region play.

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This report was first published at Orlandosentinel.com. Varsity Content Editor Buddy Collings can be reached by email at bcollings@orlandosentinel.com.

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