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Tennis – JCCC teams qualify for nationals

04/28/14

Tennis – JCCC teams qualify for nationals

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Playing in its final Region VI Tennis Championship, the Johnson County Community College men’s and women’s tennis programs each earned a trip to their respective NJCAA National Tournaments by placing in the top three at regionals.  The men came in second, edging Barton by one point. This is the 15th time JCCC has come in second. They have won the title 11 times.

The men’s team will be making its 31st trip to nationals. This year’s national tournament will take place in Plano, Texas, May 12-16. JCCC has 22 top 10 finishes all-time.

The Lady Cavaliers placed third overall, just three points behind runner-up Seward County. However, the women’s team has decided not to make the trip next month. In the 41-year history of the program, 36 under Hall of Fame coach Glen Moser, the JCCC women’s tennis team has qualified for nationals 25 times, with 13 top-10 finishes.

At the Region VI Championships, the men’s team reached the final in four of the nine brackets, while the women played in five championship matches. 

2014 Men’s Region VI Championship Results

No. 1 singles – Spartak Rahachou (4th place)
No. 2 singles – Kevin Kochersperger (4th place)
No. 3 singles – Taylor Smith (3rd place)
No. 4 singles – Jose Torres (2nd place)
No. 5 singles – Kris Snyder (2nd place)
No. 6 singles – Nick Urban (3rd place)
No. 1 doubles – Rahachou and Kochersperger (4th place)
No. 2 doubles – Smith and Snyder (2nd place)
No. 3 doubles – Torres and Jeff Stevens (2nd place)

2014 Women’s Region VI Championship Results

No. 1 singles – Yasmine El Ghazi (4th place)
No. 2 singles – Jessi Holman (4th place)
No. 3 singles – Kara Hoegerl (4th place)
No. 4 singles – Sydney Shields (2nd place)
No. 5 singles – Claire Gordon (2nd place)
No. 6 singles – Sarah Ong (2nd place)
No. 1 doubles – El Ghazi and Holman (lost first round)
No. 2 doubles – Shields and Hoegerl (2nd place)
No. 3 doubles – Gordon and Kaitlin Jorgensen (2nd place)

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.