Nunez battles back but falls in three sets in second round at NJCAA Division I Tournament

Freshman Jazmin Nunez (Cholla HS) played a tough second round match in the No. 5 singles flight  but she dropped the third set to Ashlyn Locke from Copiah-Lincoln Community College 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. The Aztecs continue play in the NJCAA Division I Tournament on Tuesday in Tyler, TX. Photo by Raymond Suarez
Freshman Jazmin Nunez (Cholla HS) played a tough second round match in the No. 5 singles flight but she dropped the third set to Ashlyn Locke from Copiah-Lincoln Community College 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. The Aztecs continue play in the NJCAA Division I Tournament on Tuesday in Tyler, TX. Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College women's tennis team completed the second day of NJCAA Division I Tournament play on Monday in Tyler, TX.

  • Freshman Jazmin Nunez (Cholla HS) played in her second three-set match of the tournament. She battled to even the match after winning the second set but fell in the end to Ashlyn Locke from Copiah-Lincoln Community College (MS) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of the No. 5 singles flight.
  • The No. 2 doubles duo of sophomore Ashley Fitzsimmons (Walden Grove HS) and freshman Valeria Miranda (Sunnyside HS) lost in their second round match to No. 1 seeded Helena Jansen and Summer Yardley from Tyler Junior College (TX) 6-0, 6-1.
  • Freshman Melina Oropeza (Nogales HS) picked up the sole win for the Aztecs as she defeated Sofia Stepanoff from Mercer County Community College (NJ) 8-5 in a No. 2 singles consolation match. Oropeza moves on the consolation quarterfinals on Tuesday where she will play Ashlynn Miller from Jacksonville College (TX).
  • Freshman Olivia Manheimer (Ironwood Ridge HS) dropped her consolation first round match at No. 1 singles to Miranda Griechen from Lewis & Clark Community College (IL) 8-2.
  • Manheimer and Oropeza were shut out in their No. 1 doubles consolation match by Morgan Bishop and Olivia Hayes from Central Alabama Community College 8-0.
  • Fitzsimmons lost at No. 3 singles to Karla Ortega from St. Petersburg College (FL) 8-2 in a consolation match.
  • Miranda fell to fellow ACCAC conference competitor Cindy Anders from Mesa Community College 8-2 in her No. 4 singles consolation match.
  • Freshman Noelia Carbajal (Sunnyside HS) had a bye and will play Maja Rulj from St. Petersburg (FL) in the No. 6 singles flight consolation quarterfinals on Tuesday.
  • Nunez and Carbajal also had a bye in the No. 3 doubles consolation bracket as they will play Grace Marino and Keely Mulcahy from the College of Lake County (IL) in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

The NJCAA Division I Tournament continues play on Tuesday in Tyler, TX.

For updated team standings and individual results visit the NJCAA