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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
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Moreno takes 3A title


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Wiregrass Ranch sophomore Agie Moreno made more school history Friday.

Already part of the school’s first team state title after it won a share of the Class 3A state championship Thursday, Moreno became the 3A overall individual winner by defeating John Carlin of Fort Myers 6-1, 4-6, 10-3 during a match that was delayed by an hour because of rain.

Moreno, a junior who is ranked eighth in the state and whose father Agustin Moreno is the USF women’s tennis coach, found himself against the ropes in the second set against Carlin, who is just a freshman.

“He wasn’t playing the net in the second set like he was in the first,” Bulls coach Dave Wilson said. “He needed to force it a bit after that and played the net much better in the tiebreaker.”

Moreno and teammates Pedro Fernandez, Foresight Okungbowa, Alejandro Feliciano and Sebastian Castillo, tied Naples Barron Collier with 15 points Thursday to share the 3A team title.

“It’ll be nice to put that trophy in my desk,” Wilson said. “But it’s also nice to coach the first overall state winner.”

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