Pima's Aguilera advances to round of 16 after first day at NJCAA Division I tourney
The Pima Community College men’s tennis team opened play in the NJCAA Division I National Championship on Monday at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center.
Freshman Oscar Aguilera provided Pima’s only victory of the day as he defeated Ken Herrmann from the College of Lake County (IL) 6-2, 6-0. He will advance to the round of 16 on Tuesday against No. 7 ranked Cristobal Quevedo from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (GA) at 9:00 a.m.
The No. 1 doubles duo of sophomores Chris McDaniels (Tanque Verde HS) and Beau Boyer (Cibola HS) rallied to force a third set but fell to Chris Lawrence and Isaac Santitto from East Central Community College (MS) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. McDaniels and Boyer will play Herrmann and Mike Sims from Lake County on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
In singles play, McDaniels lost to Thomas Norwood from Harford Community College (MD) 6-3, 6-0. He will play Lawrence in the first round of the consolation bracket on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. Boyer dropped his No. 3 singles opening round match to John Edwards from Collin College (TX) 6-2, 6-1.
Freshman Edgar Franco (Cibola HS) fell in his No. 4 singles match to Ulises Barradas from Prairie State College (IL) 6-4, 6-1 while fellow freshman Darin Trejo (St. David HS) dropped his match at No. 5 singles to Juan Carlos Garrido from Collin College 6-1, 6-1.
Boyer, Franco and Trejo all received byes in their respected consolation brackets.
The No. 2 doubles team of Aguilera and Franco received a bye to the round of 16 where they will play Ethan Aycock and Nick Hester from Wallace State College (AL) in Tuesday’s play at 2:30 p.m.
Competition continues at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center on Tuesday starting at 8 a.m.