Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

April 4, 2014

JC tennis teams fall to powerful Seminole (Okla.) State

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

SHERMAN, Texas —

In a battle between two nationally ranked junior college tennis programs, Seminole (Okla.) State lived up to is billing by shutting out No. 13 Jacksonville College, 8-1, in mens action and 5-2 in ladies play.

The match took place late last week in Sherman, Texas (neutral site).

“The Jags played good,” head coach, Mark Robbins, said. “I think that we discovered some individual needs and we will move forward to improve in those areas.”

Taylor Johnson knocked off Baker of SSC 6-3,6-2 to earn JC's lone point.

In one of the more hotly contested matches, JC's No. 2 doubles team of Edgar Polanco & Daniel Apacible lost to SSC's Brown & Vechlone, 9-8.

In singles play, Apacible engaged in a three set extravaganza against the Trojans' Clerihew, with Apacible losing 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.

In No. 2 singles, Gil Lim played well in losing to Forsythe 5-7, 2-6. Forsythe is ranked in the top 50 nationally, while Lim is not ranked.

The SSC men are currently ranked No. 4.

“The men carried themselves professionally and (acted) in a Christian manner on the trip,” Robbins said. “I would like to say a special thanks to Taylor Johnson's parents for the refreshments and snacks that they provided.”

WOMEN: Kailla Parker & Carolina Hernandez chalked up a point for the No. 25-ranked Lady Jags in the No. 2 doubles match where they spanked Marble & Tomlinson, 8-3.

Hernandez, a Jacksonville High product, also won her singles match by silencing Marble 6-3, 6-4.

The Lady Trojans are ranked No. 18 in the nation.