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Boys Tennis: Alonso duo win state

ksmith@tampatrib.com
Published:   |   Updated: March 22, 2013 at 04:56 PM

Alonso's Tyler Snook and Michael Broderick added another state tennis title to Hillsborough County's bounty.

Snook and Broderick were crowned the Class 4A overall No. 1 doubles champions by default after two teams, the winner of which would have been their opponent in the title match, had to withdraw.

The Alonso duo were scheduled to play for the overall championship this morning, but they were notified late Thursday that the No. 1 doubles teams from Miami Dr. Krop and Boca Raton's Spanish River withdrew. Those teams were scheduled to play in the team doubles final.

"It's too bad it's by default, but it's still a state title," Broderick said.

Snook and Broderick advanced to the title match with three consecutive victories Thursday. They opened the day with a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Pembroke Pines Flanagan's No. 1 doubles team.

Then they dispatched the top team from Orlando Olympia, 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals. The team from Parkland Douglas High gave them a battle in the individual doubles final, but Snook and Broderick prevailed in straight sets, 7-6 (11), 6-4.

"That was a tough match," Snook said. "And it turned out to be our last high school match and it won us a state championship, so that makes it even better."

Katherine Smith

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