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FedCup Semi Finals at Saddlebrook!

Fed Cup tie between USA and the Czech Republic

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FedCup Semi Finals at Saddlebrook!

Fed Cup tie between USA and the Czech Republic

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Chinese Students Tour Saddlebrook Preparatory School

Four students from China toured Saddlebrook Preparatory School on Friday, July 22, 2016, after Howard Moore, Program Director of Saddlebrook’s Tennis Academy visited China in May. The students and coaches were very excited to learn about the unique educational opportunities that Saddlebrook Preparatory School had to offer all student athletes.  Li Meien (Li), 9, from Bejing, Su Yuchen (Sam), 11 and Chen Yinjia (Kellen), 12, from Quanzhou, and Liu Shuzhi (Nick), 13, from Changsha attended Saddlebrook’s Summer Tennis Academy and received ten hours of Academic English Language Instruction from Ms. Moroney, an ESOL Teacher at Saddlebrook Preparatory School. Students were kept busy with a very full schedule while attending Saddlebrook’s Tennis Academy. Their daily schedule included: breakfast, morning tennis lessons, two hours of instruction in academic English, lunch, afternoon match play, and performance training. The student and coaches were very excited about touring the school and becoming a possible Spartan in the future.

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Fed Cup - Layne Sleeth

Fed Cup - Layne Sleeth

Layne Sleeth (first on the left), with her Canadian under-16 Fed Cup team. The U16 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is being played in Boca Raton, from April 28-May 1st. This is the qualifying event with the top 2 countries moving on to the final in Budapest in September.

The Canadian team plays Puerto Rico first, then Mexico, and then the USA.

Layne is from Toronto. She is a Freshman this year and her brother, Connor, is a Junior.

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ITF Junior De Saint-Francois tennis tournament in Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe, April 15th – 23rd.

Picture 1: Eduardo Roldan – Eddie has been at Saddlebrook since the 2012-2013 school year. He’s currently a Junior. He’s from Mexico City.
 
Picture 2: (L-R) – Coach Stephanie Tomita, Tetsuya Ota, Juan Pablo Roldan and his brother, Eduardo Roldan.

  • Tetsuya - This is his third year at Saddlebrook. He is a Junior… from Japan.
  • Juan Pablo “JP” – He’s been at Saddlebrook since the 2014-2015 school year. He’s currently a Freshman. He’s from Mexico City.
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Congratulations so Saddlebrook Prep senior Rachael Reichenbach

Congratulations so Saddlebrook Prep senior Rachael Reichenbach

Congratulations so Saddlebrook Prep senior Rachael Reichenbach on her 5th place finish at the USTA Florida Level 5 tournament at Academia Sanchez-Casal BG18s, in Naples, Florida. Rachael has been at Saddlebrook Prep four years and will be attending Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, this Fall.

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National Letter of Intent!

Samantha Little- from Michigan (by way of Malaysia), Tennis player in her second year at SPS, signed with Hillsborough Community College. Bella Nabers- from Tennessee, has been at SPS for three years, Tennis player going to the University of Tampa. Gerardo Penchyna- from Mexico, has attended Saddlebrook twice, Tennis player going to Rice University.

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54th Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Championship

The tournament is being held in Miami, Florida, from December 12th to 22nd.

Jinge “Michael” Yang – Michael won his first round of Boys’ 14s Consolation this morning. He’ll be playing the 2nd round this afternoon. Michael is a Freshman this year. This is his second year at Saddlebrook. Michael is from Shanghai, China.

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Sean Burnette

Sean Burnette

Congratulations to Sean Burnette (left) with Coach Zack Quigley for winning the boys' 18 singles competition at the USTA Open Regionals tournament held in Amelia Island, Florida, November 27th – 29th. Sean is a Senior this year and has been in our full-time tennis program since the beginning of his 7th grade. He will be attending North Carolina State in Fall 2016, where he’ll be studying Textile Engineering.

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Noah Schachter

Noah Schachter

Noah participated in the USTA Florida Level 5 North Miami Boy’s & Girl’s 18s which was held in North Miami from 11/21/15 – 11/23/15.
Noah won the “back draw” of the Boys’ 18s Singles event. Noah is currently a Sophomore. This is Noah’s third year at Saddlebrook.

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Cayman Islands ITF Tennis Tournament: 10/30 – 11/8

Cayman Islands ITF Tennis Tournament: 10/30 – 11/8

Picture from left-to-right:

  1. Ryu – This is his third year at Saddlebrook. He is a Sophomore from Japan.
  2. Guilherme – This is his second year at Saddlebrook. He is a Freshman from Brazil.
  3. Tetsuya - This is his third year at Saddlebrook. He is a Junior from Japan.
  4. Charlie – This is his first year at Saddlebrook. He’s an eighth grader from Australia.
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Layne Sleeth

Layne Sleeth

Congratulations to Layne Sleeth for being a Finalist at the Atlanta ITF tennis tournament which was held from October 26th to November 1st in Atlanta, Georgia. Layne is from Toronto, Canada. She is a Freshman this year and her brother, Connor, is a Junior.