Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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May 9, 2013

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JACKSONVILLE — NJCAA Women's Tennis Championships: Lady Jags post several wins on Day 3

TUCSON — In Day 3 action Tuesday of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, four Jacksonville College ladies advanced into the semi-finals of the consolation bracket. In Flight 1 singles, Maria Coronel stopped Julia Marcenco (8-0) of Mesa Community College. Kerri Kirkpatrick won her Flight 3 match, downing Erica Richardson of Hartford Community College, 8-6. JC's Britney Sibley and Ashley Hermis came up short of victory in Flight 2 and Flight 6 singles action.  The JC women also posted a win in Flight 3 doubles where Troup product Caitlin Renson and Kailia Parker downed Jones Community College's Stuart & Walker, 8-1. JC head coach Mark Robbins said that he was pleased with the way his squad performed Tuesday and was optimistic towards one or more entries advancing into the finals of the back draw. The tournament, which is being played at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, is scheduled to wrap up today.

Class 3A Area Baseball: Panthers and Hawks to meet at ETBU

MARSHALL — Bullard's Panther nine will take on Texarkana Pleasant Grove in a best-of-3 Class 3A, Region II Area series, which is slated to get under way at 6 p.m. Friday at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. The Panthers, who beat Van 4-3 in bi-district last week to advance, are 22-6 on the year under the direction of head coach Judd Guidry. Game 2 will be played in Marshall at 1 p.m. Saturday, and if a third contest is needed it will take place 30 minutes after the end of Game 2. The Hawks are the defending Class 3A state champions.

Class 2A Area Baseball: Troup to take on Central Heights

KILGORE — Fresh off of a two-game sweep over Tatum in bi-district last weekend the Tigers of Troup will now face Central heights in a Class 2A best-of-3 Area series. The opener will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, with game 2 to follow at 1 p.m. Saturday. If a Game 3 is required, it will be played at 5 p.m. Saturday. All action will be played at Driller Park in Kilgore. The Tigers will bring a 20-6 record into the game. The Blue Devils are the 19-2A district champions.

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