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NJCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships -- Roadrunners Finish Third in Team Race!

NJCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships -- Roadrunners Finish Third in Team Race!
The Roadrunner women's tennis team enjoyed a second straight successful national championship tournament this past weekend as they soared to a third place overall finish in the NJCAA Division III Nationals in Peachtree City, GA.
Coach Kelly Hernandez' team compiled 21 points to claim the third place showing behind national champion Oxford-Emory (GA, 45) and runnerup Suffolk County (NY, 26).
During the previous year, the Runners were national runnersup in Fall 2017.

All-American honors were earned by two RCGC doubles teams, Kayla Demsak-Lisek and Jessica Williams at Flight 2 Doubles, and Madison Homan and Dai'ja Powell at Flight 3 Doubles.  In doubles competition, the Flight 2 team of Demsak-Lisek and Williams placed second overall as did the Flight 3 team of Homan and Powell. The individual national champions and runnersup each earn All-American status. 
Click here for list of All-Americans
At Flight 2 singles, Demsak-Lisek dropped a first-round match but rallied in the consolations for a strong third place showing. At Flight 6 singles, Maeve McFadden also turned in a strong third place showing.  Emily Custer, meanwhile, grabbed a fourth place showing at Flight 3 singles. 
Jessica Williams won her quarterfinal match at Flight 4 singles but lost in the semifinals to eventual national champion Preethi Dharmavarapy of Oxford-Emory in the semifinals. 
RCGC's Haley Kircher (Pennsville) advanced to the quarterfinals at first singles prior to elimination. At No. 5 singles, Homan won her quarterfinal match but lost in the semifinals.
Oxford Emory (GA) claimed its record-breaking fifth overall NJCAA DIII Women's Tennis National Championship and fourth consecutive as the Eagles topped the field in dominant fashion.
The five titles for the Eagles breaks an all-time tie with Mercer County (NJ) who won four titles between the years of 1999-2005.

Day 1 Results 

The 2018 NJCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship has kicked off in Peachtree City, GA! The Roadrunners start off well! Coach Kelly Hernandez' team wins matches at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles as well as two opening round singles matches.

Overall the team sits in third place in the team competition. Let's keep the momentum going Saturday!
National Championship Tournament Preview​
Roadrunner Women's Tennis is competing in the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Peachtree City, GA. The team will open play on Friday and hopes to continue into the championship round matches on Saturday. The Roadrunners have won three NJCAA National Championships in Women's Tennis.
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