Miami Palmetto Tennis First Annual Pro-Am Tournament Fundraiser

The Miami Palmetto Panthers tennis team with community members comes together for the first annual Panthers Pro-Am Doubles Tournament Fundraiser (featuring Miami Palmetto Senior High School coach Kelly Gibson and coach Mark Chellas. Tennis Director at the Alper JCC Miami).

Back to front: Adriano Guarino, Alessandro Munoz, Alessio Guarino, Matteo Sama, Mia Sorrentino, Sebastian Munoz; Madeleine Chellas, Sofia Gutierrez, Jett Coetzee, Alexa Schull, Cameron Gussin, Nicholas Wilkins; Ella Pelz, Brooke Revuelta, Nicole Calmet.

The Miami Palmetto High School tennis team, led by coach Kelly Gibson, teamed up with community members to host their first annual Panthers Pro-Am Doubles Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, January 22. The Alper JCC Miami hosted the event which was hosted by their Tennis Director Mark Chellas. More than $2,000 was raised for the Panthers tennis team and more than $3,000 in merchandise and services were donated by community businesses for awards including Joanna’s Marketplace, Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Smoothie King Palmetto Bay, Nutrition MIA, Tennis Plaza, Eat Me Guilt Free , House of Bagels and Bialys, The Muffin Tin, THE PULL, The Butcher Shop & Deli, Whip ‘n Dip Palmetto Bay, Studio 55 Spa & Boutique, F45 Pinecrest and Stretch Zone. Other donations were provided in part by Publix and the Castro, Endara, Miller, Schlesinger and Nicolini families.

Panthers tennis alumnus, Andrew Salazar (class of 2012), top winner of the first annual Panthers Pro-Am Doubles Tournament Fundraiser, with Miami Palmetto Panthers Tennis Coach Kelly Gibson.

Panthers tennis alumnus, Andrew Salazar (class of 2012), was the top winner to be awarded a trophy and cryotherapy sessions donated by Restore Hyper Wellness Pinecrest. Other division winners who also received trophies included Rosana Aronson, awarded three bottles of wine donated by Anacapri Italian Market; Peter Kazanas wins a certificate donated by Palm Produce Resortwear; and Brent Coetzee won a certificate donated by Roasters ‘N Toasters Pinecrest.

The Miami Palmetto Panthers tennis team has a long winning history with 11 Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) Championships, 14 Girls District Championships, 12 Boys District Championships, 11 Regional Championships, 2018 Girls and Boys State Champions, 2019 Boys State Champions and Individual Doubles state champions. Last season (2021), the girls were State Runners-Up and the boys were Regional Finalists.

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