Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 17, 2013

NJCAA Men's Tennis Championships: Rain puts things on hold for Jags

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

PLANO —  Persistent thunderstorms in and around the Metroplex forced the suspension of play at the NJCAA Men's Tennis Championship in Plano Wednesday.

Only a couple of Day 3 matches involving players from Jacksonville College were able to be be played before the skies opened up.

In Flight 3, Tyler Smith lost his quarterfinals match to Shem Alexia of Georgia Perimeter College by a score of 6-3, 6-0.

Joey Quandt's Flight 6 match was postponed in mid stream with Quandt leading Peter Oppenheim of Marion (Ala.) Military Institute 6-3, 5-5.

The Jaguars of head coach Mark Robbins stood in 17th place in the team standings at the end of the day Wednesday.

JC stood in 17th place with eight points at the end of Day 3.

Tyler Junior College held a 29.5 to 29 point edge over both ASA, NY and Collin College in the battle for first in the team standings.

Next was Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC and Seminole State (Okla.), with 25 and 24. 5 points, respectively.

The tournament is being hosted by Collin College.