PLANO, Texas – Three MACJC State Titles landed the 2018 Co-Lin tennis team bid to the NJCAA DI National Championship in Plano, Texas. The Wolves played well over the week and picked up four wins against the strongest teams in the nation. The trip was the men's team first trip to the national tournament since 2001.
"Returning to that stage makes this year a great success," said Co-Lin head coach Brenda Smith. "We finished No. 21 in the nation, three made it to the round of 16 in the main draw, and we had two semi-finalists in the backdraw."
Co-Lin grabbed three key wins at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 singles early in the tournament to bolster the team to their final No. 21 ranking. Sebastian Osorio defeated Jorge Sala of Mesa, Ariz. 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 1, Juan Pablo Pinilla, Co-Lin's No. 2 player, cruised past Zach Frisbie of Collin Community College out of Texas, 6-3, 6-2, and Trip Case dominated Donny Camp of Wallace State (Ala.) 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
"I'm really proud of the sophomores and all they've achieved these past 2 years," said Smith. "They're great students, intense competitors, and fine young men.
No. 1 Singles – Sebastian Osorio d. Jorge Sala of Mesa (AZ) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
#3 Nick Rousset of Seward County (KS) d. Sebastian Osorio 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Singles – Juan Pablo Pinilla d. Zach Frisbie of Collin CC (TX) 6-3, 6-2
#5 Matthias Rogel of Abraham Baldwin (GA) d. Juan Pablo Pinilla 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 Singles – Tripp Case d. Donny Camp of Wallace State (AL) 6-0, 6-2
#4 Ferdinand Spickhoff of Abraham Baldwin (GA) d. Tripp Case 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Singles – Felipe Charry of Jacksonville (TX) d. Braden Ishee 6-2, 7-5
Chris McDaniels of Pima CC (AZ) d. Braden Ishee 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Singles – Milan Savic of Eastern Florida d. Tripp Wyatt 6-1, 7-5
Bruno Deschamps of Glendale CC (AZ) d. Tripp Wyatt 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 Singles – Vance Llewellyn of Marion Military (AL) d. Sebastian Harrell 6-2, 6-2
Pima (AZ) d. Harrell 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 Doubles – Connor Golden/Akinori Wada of Collin College (TX) d. Osorio/Pinilla 0-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
Osorio/Pinilla d. Prairie State 6-2, 6-2
Mateo Garcia/Carlos Trujillo of Hinds d. Osorio/Pinilla 2-6, 6-4, 10-6
USC d. Case/ Wyatt 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
No. 3 Doubles – Beau Boyer/Chris McDaniels of Pima CC (AZ) d. Harrell/ Ishee 6-2, 6-3
Vito Paulino/Juan Pino ConContoleon of Prairie State d. Ishee/ Harrell 6-1, 6-1