Destin boys and girls tennis teams win big against Freeport

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log

The Destin High Sharks blasted the visiting Freeport Bulldogs in tennis action Monday afternoon at the Destin Tennis Center at Seascape Resort.

The girls dominated with a 7-0 victory, while the boys won 6-1. 

Destin's Gates Chipser and Freeport's Nathan Alexander spin a racquet to see who serves first. Chipser won the match 8-0.

“We had our players working on consistency and ball placement today,” Destin Coach Holley Guarachi said. 

And it paid off. 

Destin's Megan Fajardo, No. 4 seed, won her singles match 8-0 over Sadie Bearden of Freeport.

Destin’s top five girls, Ashley Calugero, Teagan Seton, Isabella Grzbieluch, Megan Fajardo and Caroline Campbell all posted 8-0 victories in singles play. 

Destin's No. 1 seed Charlie Frankfurt cleaned up with an 8-0 victory over Freeport's Landon Haley.

In doubles, Reagan Reiker and Caitlin Smith teamed up for an 8-0 victory over Emma Johnson and Nicole Gross. Destin’s Addie Harrison and Maren Fajardo beat Niemh Barthel and Maggie Munn 8-3. 

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In boys singles, Destin No. 1 seed Charlie Frankfurt won 8-0 over Landon Haley. No. 2 Andy Jackson beat Addie Dunn 8-1. Destin’s No. 3, Eisley Ingram beat Gage Runion 8-0 and Gates Chipser beat Nathan Alexander 8-0. Destin’s No. 5 Vlad Stasenka beat Kaleb Duke 8-1. 

Destin's Caroline Campbell keeps her eye on the ball. Campbell won 8-0 over Emmalyn Degenheart of Freeport.

In doubles, Destin’s Pierre Laudumiey and Ryan Hebert beat Haley and Dunn 8-5. The Sharks' Dustin Gates and Cason Laroque lost 9-8 to Runion and Alexander.