National titles once again for men’s, women’s tennis

Jul 17, 2013 by

Women’s Tennis

The Apache Ladies tennis team celebrates its fourth straight national title on May 9 in Tucson, Ariz. This marks the 17th national title for the TJC women’s tennis team.

The Apache Ladies tennis team celebrates its fourth straight national title on May 9 in Tucson, Ariz. This marks the 17th national title for the TJC women’s tennis team.

The Apache Ladies tennis team claimed its fourth straight NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis national championship May 9, at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz. It was the ladies’ 17th national championship. The Apache Ladies have now won four consecutive titles for the second time in school history after winning five in a row between 1998 and 2002. Midland College has the second most women’s tennis national titles with seven. The team finished the regular season with an overall tournament record of 13-5 after taking their last five tournaments by a grand total of 53 wins and three losses and winning the regional championship.

Men’s Tennis
The men’s tennis team won the National Championship Tournament held at Collin College Spring Creek Campus in Plano. This marked the seventh national title for TJC men’s tennis, also earning national titles in 1984, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2010. The men finished the regular season with a 17-6 record, claiming their regional championship by winning their last
15 tournaments.

The TJC men’s tennis team captured its seventh NJCAA national title.

The TJC men’s tennis team captured its seventh NJCAA national title.

Baseball
The Apache baseball team ended its season with a 38-19 overall record, losing in the District C Championship game to No. 5 Brookhaven. Despite losing, the Apaches were still ranked No. 7 in the nation among NJCAA Division III colleges. TJC defeated Cedar Valley in two games, May 10 and 11, to earn a chance for official post-season play.

Women’s Golf
The women’s golf team won their last two tournaments of the year and headed to their National Championship Tournament in Mesa, Ariz., where the team finished fifth. The ladies won the Region XIV title, and finished first among nine teams at the Centenary University Invitational in Bossier City, La.

Men’s Golf
The men’s golf team has finished in the top three of all five tournaments they played this spring, including winning the championship at the TJC Invitational. They finished as runner-up in the Texas State Championships, and finished ninth in the national tournament held in May in Scottsboro, Ala.

Women’s Basketball
The women’s basketball team finished with an 11-19 record, falling to Trinity Valley Community College in the quarterfinals. Freshman Shernise
Robertson was named to the NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American team. She was also named First Team All-Region.

Men’s Basketball
The men’s basketball team finished the season with a 22-9 record after losing to rival San Jacinto College in the quarterfinals. Anthony Odunsi and Ta’Jon Welcome were named to the Region XIV Second Team, while DeAndre Harris was named to the All Region Third Team.


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Elise Mullinix is Tyler Junior College's Editorial Manager. She can be reached at 903-510-2370 or at emul2@tjc.edu.