Apaches leading in national tennis tournament

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017 01:04 - Written by

PLANO - The Tyler Junior College tennis compiled a record of 7-2 on Wednesday to bolt to the front of the standings at the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Tournament at Collin College.

The Apaches have 34 points and are followed by Abraham Baldwin (Georgia) with 32 points while ASA Miami and Seward County (Kansas) are tied for third with 31 points. Mesa (Arizona) is fifth with 27 points. Jacksonville College is ninth (20). There are 26 teams competing.

TJC was 6-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles.

TJC results on Wednesday in singles quarterfinals were:

Flight 1 - No. 1 seed Ferran Calvo, sophomore, Valencia, Spain, def. David Felix, Mesa, 6-4, 4-1 (retired);

Flight 2 - No. 1 seed Jorge Martinez, freshman, Eiche, Spain, def. James Corns, Collin, 6-3, 6-1;

Flight 3 - No. 1 seed Enrique Pardo, sophomore, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, def. Dalton Reisig, Pima (Arizona), 6-0, 6-1;

Flight 4 - No. 1 seed Reid Freehan, freshman, Tweed Heads, Australia, def. Noah Rowell, Mississippi Gulf Coast, 6-2, 6-0;

Flight 5 - No. 1 seed Rahul Manoah, sophomore, Chennai, India, def. Ronald Rufyikiri, Cowley (Kansas), 6-2, 7-5;

Flight 6 - No. 2 seed Philip Franken, sophomore, Cape Town, South Africa, lost to Jose Castro, Cowley, 6-3, 5-2 (retired).

TJC’s doubles teams results included:

Flight 1 - No. 1 seeds Pardo-Calvo def. Sebastian Osorio-Juan Pinilla, Copiah-Lincoln (Mississippi), 6-1, 6-3;

Flight 2 - No. 1 seeds Martinez-Alejandro Hayen, freshman, San Antonio, def. Lachian Napier-Andrew Parker, Seminole State (Oklahoma), 6-3, 6-0;

Flight 3 - No. 3 seeds Chris Anders, sophomore, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-Aaron Westerlund, freshman, Bilambil Heights, Australia, lost to No. 5 seeds Christian Borrero-Lucas Freotas, Cowley, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 6-4.

In Flight 3, Jacksonville’s Antonio Pons lost to No. 2 seed Sacha Modica, ASA Miami, 61, 6-1, while in Flight 6, JC’s Tomas Torres lost to No. 1 seed Eric Ahren Moonga, ASA Miami, 6-3, 6-0.

In doubles, Jacksonville’s Andres Graterol and Cristian Pons lost to No. 5 seeds Martin Mendoza-Modica, ASA Miami, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Action continues on Thursday with the finals slated for Friday.