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May 16, 2014

NJCAA Mens Tennis: Lim excels for JC at nationals


Gil Lim was in position late Thursday afternoon to capture two consolation championships at the NJCAA Men's Division I Tennis Championships, currently going on it Collin College in Plano.

The Jacksonville College sophomore, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., had advanced to the consolation finals of Flight 3 singles.

He was slated to have played Jake McDonough of Marion (Ala.) Military Institute early Thursday evening (results unavailable at press time), with the winner earning the consolation crown.

First thing this morning Lim and doubles partner Daniel Apacible were to have played Brown & Vechione of Seminole (Okla.) Community College for the consolation title in Flight 2 doubles.

In other action involving the Jaguars, Ricordo Berlinga (Flight 1) bowed after after a loss to Christian Coetzee, the sixth seed, in the round of 16.

In Flight 2 singles, Edgar Polanco lost, 2-8, to Miles Vukiceric in the first round of consolation play.

Apacible fell to top-ranked Ryan Hudleson, 6-2, 6-2, in the main draw of Flight 4.

Miles Munroe was stopped by the fourth seed, Geno Renari, 6-1, 6-1, in the Flight 5 round of 16.

Finally, in Flight 6 singles, Taylor Johnson ended his season with a 6-1, 6-0 defeat at the hands of No. 1-ranked Shaquille Taylor.

Turning to doubles play, Berlinga & Polanco were tripped up in a consolation semi-final pairing in No. 1 doubles where they lost to Kuhn & Mandrell, 2-8.

In No. 3 doubles, Johnson & Munroe dropped a 3-8 decision to Burtain & Jacks in the second round of the back draw.

The tourney will conclude today.

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