SKILLMAN, NJ (May 31) -- The ITA has announced the 2013 All-America Teams for NJCAA and CCCAA Men's and Women's Tennis. For NJCAA, ASA College and Collin College placed two student-athletes on both the men's and women's teams. On the CCCAA side, Ventura had the most men's All-Americans with four, while Santa Monica landed three on the women's team.
Tendai Tapfuma, a Freshman from Zimbabwe made the men's singles list after finishing ranked #4 in NJCAA. On the women's side, two more Freshman received the award as Shawnee-Ann Brelsford from Australia and Helga Pinones-Haltenhoff from Spain were named to the doubles list after finishing #5 in NJCAA this spring.
Link to list of 2013 ITA All-Americans
A player must meet any of the following criteria to earn ITA All-America honors:
Singles: Finish in the Top 10 of the final ITA College Tennis Rankings
Doubles: Finish in the Top 5 of the final ITA College Tennis Rankings
The Seminole State women's tennis team recently competed in the 2013 Women's NJCAA National Championships in Tucson, Arizona. After five long days of play, SSC finished 11th nationally.
The highlight of the week was a semi-final finish at #2 singles for Shawnee-Ann Brelsford, dropping a close 7-6; 6-3 match to the eventual Flight #2 champion from Georgia Perimeter. Brelsford and doubles parter Helga Pinones-Haltenhoff also teamed up to make the quarter-finals, losing to Tyler Jr. College in a close three set match. TJC went on to win the flight #1 doubles draw with rather easy wins in the semi's and finals after beating SSC.
During the 2012-2013 season, the Lady Trojans gained their highest ever team National Ranking of #5 in NJCAA. Four out of the top six players return next year, Helga Pinones-Haltenhoff, Shawnee-Ann Brelsford, Hannah Tomlinson, and Ashley Bryen.
Complete draws and team results can be found at the following link:
Seminole State College Women's Tennis
Standings after Day 3 of 2013 Women's NJCAA Tennis National Championships in Tucson, Arizona
2013 Division I Team Standings - Results (After Day 3)
1st - Tyler Junior College (36 Points)
2nd - ASA College (33 Points)
3rd - Collin College (32 Points)
4th - Florida State College Jacksonville (28 Points)
5th - Johnson County CC (25 Points)
6th - Georgia Perimeter College (23 Points)
7th - Eastern Arizona College (22 Points)
8th - Meridian Community College (20 Points)
9th - North Central Texas College (19 Points)
9th - State College of Florida (19 Points)
11th - Pima CC (18 Points)
11th - Seminole State Oklahoma (18 Points)
13th - Cowley College (17 Points)
14th - St. Petersburg College (14 Points)
15th - Itawamba CC (11 Points)
16th - Barton CC (10.5 Points)
17th - Snead State CC (10 Points)
17th - Temple College (10 Points)
19th - Jones County JC (9 Points)
20th - Mesa CC (8.5 Points)
21st - Harford CC (8 Points)
22nd - Lewis & Clark CC (6 Points)
23rd - Jacksonville College (3 Points)
23rd - Moraine Valley (3 Points)