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May 20, 2014

JC's Lim makes history at national tennis tourney

PLANO —

Gil Lim entered the world of Jacksonville College tennis making history and he went out in the exact same way.

The Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty High School) sophomore was the first student-athlete signed to play tennis at JC, when the college decided to add tennis teams just over two years ago.

Late last week in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Plano, Lim again etched his name into the JC tennis annals.

Lim won the championship of the back draw (consolation) of the Flight 3 singles due to the fact that his opponent, Jake McDonough of Marion (Ala.) Military Institute was a no-show for the finals match.

The victory was JC's first bracket title at a national tournament in school history on the men's side.

The JC tennis Jaguars, coached by Mark Robbins, finished in 13th place in the team standings at the national tournament.

ASA of New York dethroned Tyler Junior College to win first place in the 22-school event.

Lim and playing partner Daniel Apacible of Corpus Christi teamed up for success and finished in second place in Flight 2 (back draw) doubles.

Also a top-notch performer in the classroom, Lim graduated with honors earlier this month after maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.

He was also named as the Men's Tennis Most Valuable Player at the college's recent athletic awards banquet.

 

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