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May 20, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — NJCAA Men's National Tennis Championships: Jaguars finish 17th in the nation in program's first year

PLANO — Jacksonville College ended play in the NJCAA Men's Nationals Championships in Plano Thursday by finishing in 17th place in the team standings. In Flight 6 singles, Joey Quandt posted two wins on the day to punch his ticket into the consolation finals where he was knocked by Jon Turoczy of Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, 6-4, 6-0. In doubles, JC's Tyler Smith and Daniel Apacible downed McArthur & Ruiz from New Mexico Military Institute, 6-0, 6-3 to advance into the semi-finals where they came up short to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's duo of Bailey & Culjat, 6-0, 6-1. “I was very proud of how our men played in their first national tournament,” JC head tennis coach Mark Robbins said. “I'm looking forward to the team returning in August for the Fall semester.” Robbins added that he would like to thank all those involved in making the Jags' national tourney experience one to remember. Tyler Junior College repeated as national champions.

NJCAA Women's National Golf Championships: JC ladies end up in 14th place

MESA, Ariz. — The Lady Jaguars of Jacksonville College dropped the drape on their inaugural campaign by finishing in 14th place out of a field of 17 at the NJCAA Women's National Golf Championships, which took place this week in Mesa, Ariz. The Lady Jags shot a four-round total of 1,575. Daytona (Fla.) State College won the title by finishing at 1,211, with Redlands (Okla.) Community College taking second at 1,222. Molly Franks carded a team-best 75 in the final round to lead the Lady Jags in the individual standings. Franks, who transferred to JC from Western Texas Community College, finished in 29th place at 331. Next was Katie Lamond (T90, 387), followed by Sydney Cash (92, 389). Rounding things out for the JC women were Megan Moore (T109, 468) and Lauren Hull (111, 509). Sarah Schober (68-74-74-74 — 290) of Redlands won medalist honors. “For this first-year program to make this event and play and improve was our goal,” JC head coach Lynn Nabi said. “I'm very proud of this history-making team...we have room to improve and it will get better.”

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