Division I Nationwide Event in McKinney, Texas
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Jap Florida State Faculty males’s tennis crew wrapped up a historic run on the NJCAA Division I Nationwide Event Thursday in McKinney, Texas.
The Titans reached the nationwide semifinals in seven occasions for the primary time in program historical past however didn’t attain Friday’s championship matches.
The 4 Titans who reached the semifinals in singles took the courtroom first, kicking off a busy day of tennis on the Courts of McKinney in Texas.
Hugo Automotive met No. 2 seed Diego Dalisay of Tyler Junior Faculty within the No. 1 singles semifinal and Automotive misplaced the primary set 6-3. Down 3-0 within the second set, Automotive went on a run. The freshman broke Dalisay twice and tied the match 3-3. However Dalisay would break again and went on to advance with the 6-3 win within the second set.
Luca Gonzalez fell at No. 2 singles to No. 1 seed Boruch Skierkier of Cowley Faculty. Skierkier superior to the ultimate with the 6-1, 6-0 victory. It marked the ultimate tennis match for Gonzalez as a Titan. Gonzalez made it to the nationwide match semifinals in every of his two seasons with the Titans.
At No. 3 singles, Eric Tripathi misplaced to Tyler Junior Faculty’s Tim Riedel 6-3, 6-3 in his semifinal match because the No. 2 seed Riedel superior to the championship match.
The match of the morning was at No. 5 singles as Jett Leong performed a decent match with Tyler Junior Faculty’s Emilio Vila.
After shedding the primary set 6-4, Leong battled with Vila for each level within the second set and held his serve to pressure a tiebreaker. After getting down 3-1 within the tiebreaker, Leong rattled off three straight factors to take a 4-3 lead. It regarded like he might pressure a 3rd set, however up 8-7 Vilas hit a winner to win the match 6-4, 7-6(7).
After a brief break, all three doubles groups took the courtroom in semifinal matches.
The No. 1 doubles crew of Automotive and Gonzalez misplaced within the semifinal to the Tyler Junior Faculty duo of Dalisay and Juan Carlos Garcia who gained 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the championship match.
The opposite two doubles groups went to a few units.
The No. 2 doubles crew of Colin Tavares and Jack Dixon got here held on to pressure a tiebreaker within the first set. The duo would take a 3-0 lead within the tiebreaker after which traded factors till they completed with 4 straight factors to win the primary set 7-3.
The Cowley duo of Hanamichi Carvajal and Taiyo Hirano would come proper again and win the following two, 6-2 and 6-0 to advance in entrance of a loud group from Cowley.
IN the tightest match of the day, the No. 3 doubles crew of Eavan Attie and Tripathi teamed as much as additionally apply the early stress by profitable the primary set. Attie and Tripathi would pressure a tiebreaker within the first set and got here up massive with the 7-3 win to take a 1-0 benefit.
The second set noticed The Titans have a few probabilities to finish it however Tyler would find yourself setting it to a tiebreaker as soon as once more. This time it was Tyler who received the win, profitable the tiebreaker 7-1. Tied 1-1, the 2 would battle in a hotly-contested third set that noticed the Titans battle again from an early 3-1 deficit however couldn’t tie issues up, falling 6-4 within the third.
The Titans are in third place total which might be the best end in program historical past.