Apache netters tied for top spot

Published on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:28 - Written by

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PLANO - The No. 1-ranked Tyler Junior College tennis team was undefeated on Tuesday in the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Tournament.

TJC was 6-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles.

The Apaches are tied for the top spot with Abraham Baldwin (Georgia) with 27 points each. Seward County (Kansas) is third at 24.5, followed by Mesa (Arizona) and ASA-Miami at 24 and 23.5 points, respectively. Jacksonville College is eighth with 19.5 points.

TJC results on Tuesday in singles were:

Flight 1 - Ferran Calvo, sophomore, Valencia, Spain, def. Lachlan Napier, Seminole State (Oklahoma), 6-0, 6-2;

Flight 2 - Jorge Martinez, freshman, Eiche, Spain, def. Diego Leal, Jones County (Mississippi), 6-0, 6-3;

Flight 3 - Enrique Pardo, sophomore, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, def. Alejandro Serrano Clarke, Harford (Maryland), 6-3, 6-1;

Flight 4 - Reid Freehan, freshman, Tweed Heads, Australia, def. Gabriel Atteh, New Mexico Military, 6-2, 6-0;

Flight 5 - Rahul Manoah, sophomore, Chennai, India, def. Zach Frisbie, Collin, 6-1, 6-0;

Flight 6 - Philip Franken, sophomore, Cape Town, South Africa, def. Damon Calvert, Wallace State (Alabama), 6-0, 6-0.

TJC’s doubles teams results included:

Flight 1 - Pardo-Calvo def. Guilherme Dos Santos-Lukas Michenka, Cowley (Kansas), 6-0, 6-7 (7), 6-2;

Flight 2 - Martinez-Alejandro Hayen, freshman, San Antonio, def. Xavier Graells- Tomas Parra Pozo, Harford, 6-0, 6-3;

Flight 3 - Chris Anders, sophomore, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-Aaron Westerlund, freshman, Bilambil Heights, Australia, def. Luigi Fighera-Alejandro Serrano Clarke, Harford, 6-3, 6-1.

In Flight 3, Jacksonville’s Antonio Pons defeated Charlie Mackh from College of DuPage (Illinois), 6-3, 6-0, while in Flight 6, JC’s Tomas Torres won over Alec Munro of Lake County, 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles, Jacksonville’s Andres Graterol and Cristian Pons scored a 7-6 (3), 6-4 upset win over Jason Pimenta-Will Swindol of Meridian (Mississippi) in Flight 1.