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Longwe and Torregrosa survive second day of NJCAA Championships, No. 16 Barton Women's Tennis slides to 8th

Longwe and Torregrosa survive second day of NJCAA Championships, No. 16 Barton Women's Tennis slides to 8th

The Barton Community College women's tennis team took some hits on day two of the NJCAA Division I National Tennis Championships in Tucson, Arizona.  With the dust settling from the day's Round of 16 action at the Reffkin Tennis Center, the Lady Cougars dropped from the top spot on the leaderboard to eighth place with just two entries remaining.

Idah Longwe was the lone singles player to come out victorious keeping her sophomore season alive and advancing to the Tuesday's quarterfinal round.  Having dropped just two games in her first round match, Longwe was nearly as dominant on Monday in a 6-1, 6-2 win over St. Petersburg College's Anatasha Worlds.  Longwe will next take on the flight's second seed Bianca Vitale of Broward College at 11:30 a.m. central time on Tuesday.

Longwe teamed up with her No. 1 doubles partner Neus Torregrosa for the afternoon action with the No. 7 seeded duo serving a three set scare to Central Alabama's Margaret Blackwell and Ashley Coots 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3.   Longwe and Torregrosa will next take on the fourth seeded pair of Naa Ankrah and Khanh Huynh of Mesa Community College on Tuesday in a 4:00 p.m. central time first serve.

The Lady Cougars unfortunately met up with a couple of familiar foes in the second round as fellow Region VI member and No. 6 ranked Seward County Community College ended Barton's season in three of the nine matches.  No. 9 Neus Torregrosa was taken down 6-4, 6-3, in the No. 1 singles flight by No. 7 Thalita Rodrigues while Lisa Suzuki ended Juliana Seabra's No. 3 singles career in a Barton uniform 6-1, 6-0.  Seabra also had her No. 2 doubles career come to an end by the rackets of the Lady Saints as No. 3 seeded Steffany Bermudez and Sarah Manseri handed Seabra and Julia Ramalho a 6-2, 6-2 defeat.

Barton complete singles results:

No. 1 Singles: No. 7 Thalita Rodrigues, Seward County CC, def. No. 9 Neus Torregrosa 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Singles: No. 4 Juliette Mary, Eastern Arizona College, def. Julia Ramalho 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Singles: Lisa Suzuki, Seward County CC, def. Juliana Seabra 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Singles: Idah Longwe def. Anastasha Worlds, St. Petersburg College, 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Singles: No. 1 Yuna Ito, Tyler JC, def. Jenna Groene 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Singles: Michelle Fournier, Mesa CC, def. Shai Cartmill 6-1, 6-1

Barton complete doubles results:

No. 1 Doubles: No. 7 Neus Torregrosa/Idah Longwe def. Margaret Blackwell/Ashley Coots, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3  
No. 2 Doubles: No. 3 Steffany Bermudez/Sarah Manseri, Seward County CC, def Julia Ramalho/Juliana Seabra 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Doubles: No. 6 Cassandra Ruiz/Monica Diaz, St. Petersburg College, def. Jenna Groene/Shai Cartmill 6-2, 6-1

Team Standings after Day 1:

Team - TOTAL POINTS
ASA Miami College - 27 Points
Tyler Junior College - 27 Points
Seward County Community College - 24.5 Points
St. Petersburg College - 24.5 Points
Seminole State College Oklahoma - 23.5 Points
Broward College - 22.5 Points
Mesa Community College - 22 Points
Barton Community College - 20 Points
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College - 19.5 Points
Marion Military Institute - 19 Points
Cowley County Community College - 17.5 Points
Collin College - 15.5 Points
Snead State Community College - 13 Points
North Central Texas College - 11.5 Points
Central Alabama Community College - 10.5 Points
Eastern Arizona College - 9 points
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - 8.5 Points
New Mexico Military Institute - 7 Points
Jones County Junior College - 6.5 Points
Lewis and Clark Community College - 6.5 Points
Meridian Community College - 4 Points
Pima Community College - 4 Points
Hillsborough Community College - 3 Points
Paradise Valley Community College - 2.5 Points
College of DuPage - 2 Points
Jacksonville College - 0.5 Points
Waubonsee Community College - 0.5 Points

Moraine Valley Community College - 0 Points

Complete NJCAA Division I National Tennis Championship information found here