TUCSON, AZ. - Tyler Junior College and ASA College (New York and/or Miami) have dominated the women's tennis landscape in the NJCAA for the last eight years. 2009 was the last time someone not named ASA or Tyler came away with the women's trophy. This year, Tyler got the best of the Silver Storm by two small but deciding points.
The day started with one point separating ASA and Tyler. Each team advanced six flights into the championship round, making the three head-to-head matchups crucial. The Silver Storm went 1-2 in the Finals against the Apaches, with the lone win coming from Ghita Nassik who won the flight six singles championship over Elena Tendero. In the other two matches ASA came up short. Lisa Khamassi was the flight five singles runner up and Emily Da Silva Chang lost a hard fought three set match at flight two singles.
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Singles Final Round
- #2 Singles Tyler Junior College def. Emily Da Silva Chang (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
- #3 Singles Dugleisy Linarez def. St. Petersburg (3-6, 6-1, 6-2
- #5 Singles Tyler Junior College def. Lisa Khamassi (6-4, 6-1).
- #6 Singles Ghita Nassik def. Tyler Junior College (6-1, 6-3).
Doubles Final Round
- #1 Doubles St. Petersburg def. Emily Da Silva Chang/Yuliana Monroy (3-6, 6-4, 6-2)
- #3 Doubles Lisa Khamassi/Sarah Wardenburg def. Broward College (6-1, 6-2)
TEAM STANDINGS (By Points)
1st = Tyler Junior College - 46 Points
2nd = ASA College of Miami - 44 Points
3rd = St. Petersburg College - 33 Points
4th = Broward College - 31 Points
5th = Seward County Community College - 30 Points
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