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TJC Women's Tennis takes home National Championship

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TUSCON, Ariz. – The 2017 NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship went down to the final day as Tyler (TX) scored 46 points to win its 18th national championship in program history at Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Apache’s just nudged by ASA Miami (FL) who tallied 44 points in the tournament.

  • Three Tyler freshman tallied single championships, as Jasmine Asghar, Kalani Soli and Yuna Ito each earned a singles title.
  • ASA Miami’s (FL) Dugleisy Linarez and Ghita Nassik captured single championships.
  • Bianca Vitale of Broward (FL) won flight four to garner Broward’s lone single’s title
  • Lisa Khamassi and Sarah Wardenburg of ASA Miami took home a doubles title after winning flight three.
  • St. Petersburg’s (FL) Kokoro Chishaki and Anita Detlava reeled in a doubles championship in dramatic fashion after dropping the first set and winning the next two stanzas 6-4 and 6-2 to win flight one.
  • Tyler also brought in a doubles championship, as Soli and Montana Moore won in straight sets, 6-2; 6-2.

About the NJCAA
Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing athletic and academic opportunities for college students across the globe. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 42 states. Each year, nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports as the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and eight football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1985. For more information please visit or follow on Twitter at @NJCAA.

Contact: Michael Liptak, NJCAA Sports Administration Assistant
p: 719-590-9788
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