Veteran team, inexperienced team, unbeaten team, or one with a few blemishes on its regular season record - it doesn't seem to matter for the Jesuit High School tennis team.
When the District Tournament rolls around, regardless of the circumstances, the Tigers win.
Jesuit did it again Monday and Tuesday (April 10-11) at Hillsborough Community College, winning every match it played to capture all five singles positions and No. 1 doubles.
In doing so, the Tigers claimed the District for an amazing 22nd time in 23 seasons under head coach Joe Curtis, defeating Tampa Catholic, Robinson, Lakewood, and several other schools.
Jimmy Emslie ’18 earned two automatic berths to the State Tournament with victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, with partner Sebastian Solano '20.
Solano won at No. 2 singles, Thomas Lahart '20 at No. 3, Gunther Mosesmann ’18 at No. 4, and Ramon Martinez ’19 at No. 5. (With the team title outcome decided, the No. 2 doubles final was not played.)
The Tigers advance to a Region Semifinal match Tuesday (April 18). The Region Final, possibly against District runner-up Tampa Catholic, is April 20, and the State Tournament in Altamonte Springs is the following week.
View a photo slideshow from Monday and Tuesday's District tennis action below: