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Pima women's tennis claims runner-up at NJCAA Region I Championships

The Pima Community College women’s tennis team took hold of second place in on Wednesday at the NJCAA Region I Championships.

The Aztecs started the day tied with Eastern Arizona College but was able to jump them in the final standings. The Aztecs finished with 12 points while the Gila Monsters took third with 10 points. Mesa Community College was first with 25 points. All three teams qualified for the NJCAA Division I National Championship. It will be held from May 5-10 in Tyler, Texas.

Below are the results of each singles and doubles flight from Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s competition:


  • (No. 4) Valeria Miranda defeated Calli Chance, Paradise Valley, CC, 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
  • (No. 6) Noelia Carbajal defeated Fernanda Rojas, Glendale CC, 6-1, 6-1


  • (No. 1) Olivia Manheimer lost to Ana Villalvazo, Mesa CC, 6-2, 6-0
  • (No. 2) Melina Oropeza beat Ana Khabarova, Eastern Arizona College, 7-5, 7-5
  • (No. 3) Ashley Fitzsimmons lost to Paige Stanford, Mesa CC, 6-1, 6-3
  • (No. 4) Valeria Miranda lost to Stephanie Bencomo, Eastern Arizona College, 6-3, 6-2
  • (No. 5) Jazmin Nunez defeated Leah Bookbinder, Paradise Valley CC, 6-1, 7-6 (5)
  • (No. 6) Noelia Carbajal lost to Alahzay Rossi, Mesa CC, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5

Singles (FINALS)

  • (No. 2) Melina Oropeza lost to Sabrina Sanchez, Mesa CC, 6-1, 6-1
  • (No. 5) Jazmin Nunez lost to Brooke Maclay, Mesa CC, 6-2, 6-4


  • (No. 1) Manheimer/Oropeza defeated Tia Silva/Baylee Rojas, Paradise Valley CC, 6-2, 6-4
  • (No. 2) Miranda/Fitzsimmons defeated Samantha Aley/Calli Chance, Paradise Valley CC, 6-3, 6-2
  • (No. 3) Nunez/Carbajal defeated Maria Mendez/Fernanda Rojas, Glendale CC, 6-1, 6-2

Doubles (FINALS)

  • (No. 1) Manheimer/Oropeza lost to Ana Villalvazo/Sabrina Sanchez, Mesa CC, 6-0, 6-1
  • (No. 2) Miranda/Fitzsimmons lost to Paige Stanford/Cindy Anders, Mesa CC, 6-0, 6-3
  • (No. 3) Nunez/Carbajal lost to Tiffany Weech/Tanya Bankova, Eastern Arizona College, 7-6, 6-3
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The Aztecs women's tennis team took second place at the NJCAA Region I Championships. They qualified for the NJCAA Division I National Championship on May 5-10 in Tyler, TX. (Left to right): Valeria Miranda, Olivia Manheimer, Jazmin Nunez, Noelia Carbajal, Ashley Fitzsimmons, Melina Oropeza and coach Ian Esquer.