a man and a woman holding tennis racquets

Coral Shores made light work of Marathon on the tennis courts last week. Both the boys and girls defeated the Dolphins 6-1 on March 28. 

Makani Burga, Johann Smith, Jaden Heilbron and Tony Khioni won their singles matches, while Merrick Dunn and Max Smith teamed up to win the No. 2 doubles match. Marathon’s Adrien Holdinga and Tanner Snowden claimed the only Marathon boys victory in the No. 1 doubles match. 

Marquisha Abraham was the lone winner for the Lady Fins. Abraham claimed the win in the No. 1 singles match. The Lady ’Canes Macy Cakans, Ally Ingold-Thompson and Alice King won the other singles matches, while Cakans and Olivia Hughes and Vanessa Gabriels and Emily Rosu won in doubles. 

Two days prior, Coral Shores lost to LaSalle. Kai Redruello had the only win in girls action, taking the No. 4 singles match. Burga won the No. 1 singles match and teamed up with Aidan Althouse to win in doubles.

Tracy McDonald
Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.