TJC ladies tennis tied for first in Division I play

Tyler Junior College's quest for another women's tennis national championship continued on Tuesday with another unbeaten day at the Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center in Waco.

The Apache Ladies, coached by Dash Connell, are 12-0 in singles and 6-0 in doubles after three days of competition in the NJCAA Division I National Tennis Tournament.

TJC, with 36 points, is tied for first-place with Hillsborough (Florida). They are followed by ASA Miami (35), Abraham Baldwin (Georgia) (32), Eastern Florida State (26.5), Seward County (Kansas) (24.5), Seminole State (Oklahoma) (22), Cowley (Kansas) (21), Central Alabama (19) and North Central Texas (18). There are 28 teams entered.

If a netter received a bye in the first round, their second round match is worth two points. All matches forward are worth one point. Wins in the consolation draw are worth a half point.

Tyler's results in the quarterfinals include:

Flight 1 — No. 1 Tamara Arnold, TJC, def. No. 6 Lisa Khamassi, ASA Miami, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 3 Ceire Mullins, Hillsborough (Florida), 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Flight 2 — No. 1 Maria Genovese, TJC, def. No. 7 Mariam Mujawimana, Seminole State (Oklahoma), 7-5, 6-0. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 5 Sarah Manseri, Eastern Florida State, 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Flight 3 — No. 1 Kalani Soli, TJC, def. No. 5 Alena Macharova, Seward (Kansas), 6-2, 6-0. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 4 Dugleisy Linarez, Eastern Florida State, 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Flight 4 — No. 1 Yuna Ito, TJC, def. No. 6 Brittany Bennett, Seminole State, 6-0, 6-1. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 4 Julia Tozzi, Abraham Baldwin, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Flight 5 — No. 1 Oceane Garibal, TJC,

def. No. 5 Priscilla Morales, Laredo (Texas), 6-0, 6-0. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 4 Vanessa Cozamanis, ASA Miami, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Flight 6 — Makeila Erspamer, TJC, def. No. 5 Emma Othmer, Eastern Florida State, 6-0, 6-0. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 4 Mathilde Lirzin, Abraham Baldwin, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Tyler's doubles results in the quarterfinals include:

Flight 1 — No. 1 Genovese-Soli, TJC, def. Ariadna No. 7 Celia Morel-Julia Tozzi, Abraham Baldwin, 6-2, 6-2. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 3 Mullins-Shaylee Syme, Hillsborough, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Flight 2 — No. 1 Arnold-Ito, TJC, def. Angelica Garcia-Aletta Macheli, Cowley (Kansas), 6-0, 6-1. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 3 Agustina Diaz-Vasavi Ganesan Shanthi, Abraham Baldwin, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Flight 3 — No. 1 Garibal-Afrodite Tzanopoulous, TJC, def. No. 6 JanineJamie Duque-Emma Othmer, Eastern Florida State, 6-1, 6-2. Next opponent: Semifinals, No. 4 Lirzin-Cyrielle Peyroche, Abraham Baldwin, 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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