TJC, who clinched the National Title with their play yesterday, added 6 individual titles to their collection today, falling in only one match today. TJC ended up with 47 points, finishing ahead of ASA (35.5) and host Collin College (34). TJC won titles at Flights 1,2,3, and 4 singles and at Flights 2 and 3 doubles. They also won the consolation final at Flight 1 doubles. Complete results can be found at www.collin.edu/athletics/national_tourn/index.html
On the strength of strong singles play and not losing a match in doubles, the TJC men's tennis team clinched the team title with a day to spare. They won 5 out of their 6 singles matches, and then advanced to the main draw doubles final in flights two and three and to the consolation championship in flight one doubles. After today's play, TJC had tallied 40.5 points, with ASA (NY) in 2nd with 34.5 and host Collin College in 3rd with 33. ASA has a chance to win 3.5 total points tomorrow, making the 6 point TJC insurmountable. Finals in all flights will be tomorrow beginning at 8am. It is TJC's 3rd national title of the year, following men's soccer and women's tennis. It is the school's 49th title in their history.
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The number one ranked Tyler Junior College tennis teams won the Region XIV Tournament on Saturday, defeating Laredo Community College on the John E. Peterson Courts at the JoAnn Medlock Murphy Tennis Center. The Apache Ladies won 9-0 to improve to 13-5 on the season. Their next action is May 5-10 at the NJCAA National Tennis Tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The Apaches won 8-1 to up their record to 17-6. The men will compete in the national tournament May 13-17 in Plano.
Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph
"Tennis is an awesome game."
That's how 8-year-old Shiriah Mitchell described the Tyler First Aces.
"Tennis is fun; and we learned about rules today," the Caldwell Elementary School second-grader continued.
The TJC men's and women's tennis teams will host Jacksonville College and Laredo College in the Region XIV tournament at the JoAnn Murphy Medlock tennis center on the TJC campus. On Friday, the TJC men and women will take on Jacksonville at 11am. Jacksonville will then play Laredo at 3pm. On Saturday, Laredo and TJC will play at 9am. All matches will be played at the John E Peterson tennis courts and the Brookshire Family Tennis Courts.