NJCAA Tennis: Apache Ladies alone in first place in Arizona | Sports

It was another clean sweep by the Apache Ladies on Monday in Mesa, Arizona.

Tyler Junior College was 6-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles in the NJCAA Division I national women’s tennis tournament at the Mesa Tennis Center in Gene Autry Park.

TJC is in first place with 36 points after three days of the tournament and with only the semi-finals and finals remaining.

The Apache Ladies received byes on Saturday and were 9-0 on Sunday. Entering Tuesday’s play, TJC is 18-0 in pursuit of their 20th national championship in program history as well as the school’s 63rd title.

Tyler lost just one set and that came on Monday as No.1 seed Destinee Martins lost the opening set to No.8 seed Tsvetie Trifonova of Florida State of the Is, 6-7 (10). But the rookie from London, England fought back and won the game 6-4, 6-3.

The singles semi-finals are scheduled for the morning session with the doubles in the afternoon.

NJCAA Division I National Women’s Tennis Tournament

Mesa Tennis Center at Gene Autry Park

Round of 16 – Destinee Martins (1), Tyler JC, def. Noelani Lui, Scottsdale (Arizona), 6-1, 6-2.

Quarter-finals – Martins def. Tsveti Trifonova (8), East Florida State, 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3.

Semi-finals – Martins vs Valeriia Cherfus (4), St. Petersburg (Florida), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Lauren Anzalotta (1), Tyler JC, def. Kasey Kent, Mississippi Gulf Coast, 6-0, 6-0.

Quarter-finals – Anzalotta def. Carlota Gascón Martinez, East Florida State, 6-0, 6-1.

Semi-finals – Anzalotta vs. Laura Quezada Martinez (4), Cowley (Kan.), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Violet Apisah (1), Tyler JC, def. Lea Rebreyend, Cowley (Kan.), 6-0, 6-1.

Quarter-finals – Apisah def. Bissola Lassissi, New Mexico Military Institute, 6-0, 6-0.

Semi-finals – Apisah vs Chiara Matteodo (4), Seward (Kan.), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Emelie Schwarte (2), Tyler JC, def. Britney Murphree, Meridan (Miss.), 6-2, 6-0.

Quarter-finals – Schwarte def. Rebecca Van Der Lee, Iowa Central, 6-1, 6-1.

Semi-finals – Schwarte vs Ana Villalvazo (3), Hillsborough (Fla), 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Momoko Yoshimura (1), Tyler JC, def. Malena Hernandez, Barton (Kan.), 6-0, 6-3.

Quarter-finals – Yoshimura def. Emma Slade, Iowa Central, 6-0, 6-0.

Semi-finals – Yoshimura v Kia Carvalho-Landell (4), State College of Florida, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Jadeh Chan (1), Tyler JC, def. Rachel Slade, Iowa Central, 6-1, 6-1.

Quarter-finals – Chan def. Ivett Castaneda, East Florida State, 6-1, 6-4.

Semi-finals – Chan vs Karla Ortega (4), St. Petersburg (Fla.), 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Destinee Martins-Lauren Anzalotta (1), Tyler JC, def. Mariana Ramirez-Aliya Henry, Eastern Arizona, 6-3, 6-0.

Quarter-finals – Martins-Anzalotta defeats. Linda Claire Eloundou-Manuella Peguy Eloundou, New Mexico Military Institute, 6-2, 6-3.

Semi-finals – Martins-Anzalotta v Natsuki Nishimura-Annunciata De-Souza (4), Barton (Kan.), 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Round of 16 – Violet Apisah-Emelie Schwarte (1), Tyler JC, def. Taylor Nichols-Mimi Li, Collins (Texas), 6-1, 6-0.

Quarter-finals – Apisah-Schwarte v Isid Hernandez-Saara Kunakunova, Cowley (Kan.), 6-2, 6-0.

Semi-finals – Apisah-Schwarte v. TBD, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Round of 16 – Momoko Yoshimura-Jadeh Chan (2), Tyler JC, def. Angelina Gnezdilova-Hailey Vinroe, Barton (Kan.), 6-0, 6-1.

Quarter-finals – Yoshimura-Chan vs. Anna Woods-Kaelyn Albright, Central Alabama, 6-1, 6-0.

Semi-finals – Yoshimura-Chan against TBD, Tuesday at 2 p.m.


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