TYLER, Texas — The Cowley College women’s tennis team, ranked sixth entering the NJCAA Division I Championships, wrapped up play Wednesday in a tie for fifth place with State College of Florida.
Cowley’s remaining singles players of Georgina Kaindoah and Coraline Lamer each lost in the semifinals.
The No. 3 doubles team of Lamer and Margot Fontaine also lost in the semifinals, while the No. 1 doubles team of Takalani Molaoa and Kaindoah defeated a doubles team from Central Alabama to win in the consolation finals.
ASA Miami (42 points), Hillsborough College (41), and Tyler Junior College (39) still had players competing Thursday on the final day of the tournament.
The national tournament marked the final matches for Cowley sophomores Fontaine, Lamer and Aletta Macheli.
“I am very proud of the girls and also very sad to see our current sophomores graduate,” Cowley coach Manuel Raga said. “It was really exciting to see our ladies compete against the best and strongest schools in the nation. I thank the sophomores for all of their hard work and effort that they have displayed while at Cowley.
“I am looking forward to next year and hope to do even better with our returning players and new additions.”
No. 4 — Georgina Kaindoah (CC) lost to Helena Jansen (Tyler) 7-6, 6-3 in the semifinals.
No. 6 — Coraline Lamer (CC) lost to Ji-Youn Lee (ASA Miami) 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals.
No. 1 — Takalani Molaoa & Georgina Kaindoah (CC) def. Morgan Bishop & Olivia Hayes (Central Alabama) 6-4 in the consolation finals.
No. 3 — lost to Zulay Castaneda & Ji-Youn Lee (ASA Miami) 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals.