TUCSON, AZ --- The ASA Women's Tennis team used Day 2 of the NJCAA Division I National Championships to make up ground in the overall standings, going from tied for 20th to 3rd behind a clean sweep of its eight singles and doubles matches.
With the Lady Avengers finishing Sunday's Day 1 without a point, Monday was a critical day for ASA to reposition themselves in the National Championship race, which they did in emphatic fashion.
ASA dominated their No. 3-6 flights, winning each in straight sets and only conceding a combined two games to their opponents. Tamar Tskhakaia (#3), Teona Tatishvili (#4), and Fatima Ouattara (#6) won 6-0, 6-0 and Vlada Rabin (#5) was victorious at No. 5, 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Diana Perez survived an up-and-down matchup at #2 singles, taking the game 6-0, 6-7, 6-0.
The Lady Avengers' doubles slate went as smoothly as the singles matches, winning all three while only losing two combined games.
Below are the complete team standings after Monday's action:
1st - Collin College (27 Points)
1st - Tyler Junior College (27 Points)
3rd - ASA College (24 Points)
4th - Florida State College Jacksonville (23.5 Points)
5th - Johnson County CC (22.5 Points)
6th - Eastern Arizona College (21 Points)
7th - Georgia Perimeter College (19.5 Points)
8th - Pima CC (18 Points)
8th - State College of Florida (18 Points)
10th - Meridian Community College (17.5 Points)
10th - North Central Texas College (17.5 Points)
12th - Cowley College (14.5 Points)
13th - Seminole State Oklahoma (13 Points)
14th - St. Petersburg College (11.5 Points)
15th - Snead State CC (10 Points)
16th - Itawamba CC (9.5 Points)
16th - Temple College (9.5 Points)
18th - Mesa CC (8.5 Points)
19th - Jones County JC (8 Points)
20th - Barton CC (7 Points)
21st - Harford CC (6 Points)
22nd - Lewis & Clark CC (4 Points)
23rd - Jacksonville College (.5 Points)
24th - Moraine Valley (0 Points)
Tuesday's Day 3 matches for ASA begin at 9:00 AM local time (12:00 PM in Brooklyn). All results can be found at our Postseason Portal page.