Men's Tennis - Sat, May. 19, 2012
PLANO - The Tyler Junior College Apaches finished as runners-up in the NJCAA Men's National Tennis Tournament on Friday at Collin County Community College.
 

Laredo Community College claimed its fourth national championship. TJC was shooting for its 15th. Laredo scored 43 points, while Tyler was second with 38. Tying for third with 37 points were Collin County and Georgia Perimeter College.

 

The Apaches won national championships in two events, both of which involved freshman Jacob Rother.

Rother won the Flight 1 singles championship with a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1 win over David White of Vincennes (Ind.), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1.
 
In doubles, Rother teamed with Luis Vivas to win the Fight 3 title. They defeated Jair Assuncao and Luis Hernandez of Laredo, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
 
Rother is a freshman from Spring Branch, while Vivas is a sophomore from Caracas, Venezuela.
 
TJC finished second in two singles events - Tassilo Schmid in Flight 3 and Javier Perez in Flight 5.
 

Schmid, a freshman from Germany, lost to Donovan McSeveney of Collin County, 6-3, 6-1.

Perez, a sophomore from Mexico, fell to Caio Gomes of Laredo, 6-0, 6-2.
 

NJCAA Men's National

Tennis Tournament

Collin County

Community College, Plano

Standings - Day 5

Singles Championships

1. Menford Owusu, Georgia Perimeter, def. Jair Assuncao, Laredo, 6-3, 6-2.

2. Ismail Lemtouni, Georgia Perimeter, def. Bruno Kliskinic, Laredo, 6-2, 6-3.

3. Donovan McSeveney, Collin County, def. Tassilo Schmid, Tyler, 6-3, 6-1.

4. Leonardo Ivic, Laredo, def. Manuel Raga, Cowley County (Kan.), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4.

5. Caio Gomes, Laredo, def. Javier Perez, Tyler, 6-0, 6-2.

6. Jacob Rother, Tyler, def. David White, Vincennes (Ind.), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1.

Doubles Championships

1. Davis Dawson-Ismail Lemtouni, Georgia Perimeter, def. Jeremie Castela-Bruno Kliskinic, Laredo, 7-5, 6-4.

2. Brady Bohrnstedt-Donovan McSeveney, Collin County, def. Jose Soto-Jose Zaatini, Vincennes, 6-2, 6-2.

3. Jacob Rother/Luis Vivas, Tyler, def. Jair Assuncao-Luis Hernandez, Laredo, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

Team Standings

1. Laredo (Texas) - 43

2. Tyler (Texas) - 38

3. Collin (Texas) - 37

3. Georgia Perimeter - 37

5. Vincennes (Ind.) - 35

6. Cowley County (Kan.) - 30

7. ABAC (Ga.) - 25

8. Johnson County (Kan.) - 21

9. Seminole State (Okla.) - 19.5

10. Temple (Texas) - 19

11. ASA (N.Y.) - 18

12. Seward County (Kan.) - 17

12. USC Lancaster (S.C.) - 17

14. Itawamba (Miss.) - 16

14. Meridian (Miss.) - 16

16. New Mexico Military - 14

17. Harford (Md.) - 10

17. Mesa (Ariz.) - 10

19. Marion Military (Ala.) - 9

19. Scottsdale (Ariz.) - 9

21. Lewis & Clark (Ill.) - 8.5

22. Dupage (Ill.) - 7.5

23. Pima (Ariz.) - 6

24. Moraine Valley (Ill.) - 3.5

25. Mississippi Gulf Coast - 3

26. Oakton (Ill.) - .5