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For decades, Jesuit tennis has had great success, and that continued in the 2022 season. The Tigers earned their 26th District Championship in 28 years under head coach Joe Curtis, and have won District every year but one since 1992 (not counting the 2020 COVID-19 year when there were no State playoffs). In 2022 Jesuit was led at No. 1 singles by Andre Botero '23, and the Tigers captured the Region title for the 11th straight time with wins over Clearwater (5-0) and Robinson (5-2). At State, Jesuit won its first match, defeating Citrus 5-0 in the State Quarterfinal before succumbing in a grueling State Semifinal to Satellite, 4-3. 

In 2019, Jesuit captured the Region for the 9th straight season advanced all the way to the Class 2A State Championship match. The Tigers finished as State runner-up to Miami Gulliver Prep, equaling their best-ever result in the State Tournament. It was the sixth time Jesuit had finished second in the State, and first time since 2000. The Tigers defeated No. 1-seed Pensacola in a State Quarterfinal and No. 2 Jacksonville Bolles in a State Semifinal to advance to the Final. Sebastian Solano '20 (pictured) played three singles matches and three doubles matches in two days in the team competition while concurrently playing in the individual competition, where he finished as the 2A State runner-up.

With most of the team returning in 2020, the Tigers got off to a very strong start, going 8-0 against a rugged schedule, and were considered a State title contender. However, in mid-March the remainder of the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The top returnees for Jesuit in 2023 include Cam Bailey '23, Botero, Ethan Fisch '23Sebastian Johnson '24, and Christian Solano '24. Among the notable alumni from Jesuit tennis is Ryler DeHeart '02, who advanced to the second round of the 2008 U.S. Open before succumbing to Rafael Nadal.


2019 Jesuit tennis - District and Region champions, State runners-up

Coach, Roster, Schedule

*Always check the website Athletics Calendar at left for the most updated Jesuit sports teams schedules* 

Head Coach   
Joe Curtis
28th season in 2023
(813) 877-5344, ext. 612

2021 Varsity Tennis Roster

Diego Maldonado-Puebla '21

Nate Prabhakaran '22

Cam Bailey '23

Andre Botero '23

Bobby James-Rodil '23

Sebastian Johnson '24

Christian Solano '24

2022 Varsity Tennis Schedule

Feb. 11 at Sarah Vande Berg Academy 3:00pm
Feb. 15 at Plant 3:00pm
Feb. 24 at Robinson 3:00pm
March 1 v Tampa Prep at HCC 4:00pm
March 9 at Winter Park 3:00pm
March 14 at Trinity Prep 10:00am
March 15 at Lake Highland Prep 3:00pm
March 16 at Shorecrest Prep 3:30pm
March 21 at Clearwater C.C. 3:30pm
April 1 at Plant 3:00pm
April 11-12 District Tournament at Kelly Recreation Complex 8:00am
April 19 Region Semifinal v Clearwater at Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex 2:00pm
April 21 Region Final v Robinson at Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex 2:00pm
April 20 Region Semifinal TBD
April 22 Region Final TBD
April 26-28 State Tournament at Alt. Springs



Jesuit Region Champions (Jesuit Facebook)

Jesuit wins the District, 26th title in 27 seasons under coach Joe Curtis (Jesuit Facebook)


Tennis, baseball, swimming lead Jesuit to All-Sports title (Jesuit Campus News)

Solano is runner-up for individual State tennis title (Jesuit Facebook)

Jesuit falls in State Championship match (Tampa Bay Times)


Jesuit tennis wins District title (Jesuit Facebook)

Tigers Earn All-Sports Award (Jesuit Campus News)


Netting Titles (Jesuit Campus News)


3-29-16 - Under Curtis, 21 titles in 22 years (story and photos) (Jesuit Campus News)

3-29-16 - Tigers claim 2A-10 District crown (Tampa Bay Times)


4-16-15 - Jesuit finishes 3rd at State (Tampa Tribune)

4-10-15 - Tigers make 5th straight trip to State (Tampa Tribune)

4-9-15 - Region Champions (Jesuit Campus News)

4-7-15 - Jesuit downs Lake Wales in Region Semis (Lakeland Ledger) 

3-31-15 - PHOTOS: District Tournament - 1st Place (Jesuit Campus News)

3-31-15 - Jesuit storms to District title (Tampa Bay Times)


4-11-14 - Tigers win Region title over Boca Ciega (Tampa Bay Times)

3-30-14 - Jesuit thriving under Curtis (Tampa Tribune)

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