Fort Myers’ Thandiwe Kangwa had a strong first day at the Class 3A state tennis finals. Kangwa won her singles matches, beating Washington’s Elizabeth Bothwell 6-1, 6-1 and Osceola’s Jade Smith 3-6, 6-3, 10-6. She teamed with Chandler Novoa to win two doubles matches as well, downing a Land O’Lakes duo 6-1, 6-0 and a George Jenkins tandem 6-4, 6-0.
Cypress Lakes boys team of Zach Blythe and Kyle Yates defeated an Edgewater duo 6-1, 6-3 before losing. Blythe lost after advancing to the second round in individual play.
In Class A, Canterbury’s John Carlin and Luka Illic defeated Berkeley Prep’s Granle Aloias and Steaten Jordan 6-7, 6-3, 10-1 to advance. On the girls side Canterbury’s Emma Scott dropped her singles match and also lost her first doubles match with partner Slonage Ganthier.
Mariner 9, Lehigh 1: Enrique Morales led the way for the Tritons (11-11) by going 2-for-4 with two RBI and teammate Joey Morales went 2-for-3.
Battle of the Border Tournament
At Terry Park
Barron Collier 5, Fort Myers 1
Estero 13, Seacrest 12 (9 inn.)
Naples 4, LaBelle 2
St. John Neumann 7, Riverdale 3
All start at 7 p.m.
Barron Collier vs. Estero, field 2
Naples vs. St. John Neumann, field 1
LaBelle vs. Riverdale, field 3
Seacrest vs. Fort Myers, field 4
Dunbar 10, Gateway Charter 7
Cape Coral 2, Cypress Lake 0
Softball District Schedule
No. 5 South Fort Myers at No. 4 Island Coast, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Cape Coral vs. No. 1 Lemon Bay, 5 p.m.
No. 3 Mariner vs. No. 2 North Fort Myers, 7 p.m.
East Lee County/Immokalee vs. No. 2 Golden Gate, 4:30 p.m.
Estero/Lely vs. No. 1 Lehigh, 7 p.m.
District 4A-11 at Clewiston
No. 4 Dunbar vs. No. 1 Bishop Verot, 5 p.m.
No. 3 Clewiston vs. No. 2 LaBelle, 7 p.m.
District 3A-11 at Moore Haven
Seacrest/St. John Neumann vs. No. 1 Evangelical Christian, 5 p.m.
No. 6 Oasis vs. No. 3 Moore Haven, 7 p.m.
Ida Baker at Palmetto Ridge, 6:30 p.m.
North Fort Myers at East Lee County, 6 p.m.
Oasis at North Port Imagine, 5 p.m.
SFCA at Dunbar, 7 p.m.
Cypress Lake at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Immokalee at ECS, 7 p.m.
Lehigh at South Fort Myers, 7 p.m.
Island Coast at Mariner, 7 p.m.
First Baptist at Canterbury, 4 p.m.