Tifton Gazette


May 19, 2014

Stallions have big performances at NJCAA championships

TIFTON —  It was a good weekend for Dale White and his ABAC Stallions tennis  team at the NJCAA national championships at Collin College (Texas). Joshua Page won the national singles championship in his flight and the team placed an overall 5th, amid several big performances, according to results posted by the host school.

Page had a bye in the first round, then defeated Vinicius Ono in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals. Having only dropped one game to Ono, he found the next matchup with Warren Kuhn more difficult. It took him three sets to win — 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. In the finals, he defeated Harry Busby, 6-4, 7-6, the latter set being a tiebreaker.

In Flight 2, Jonah Jakubec was defeated in the first round by Kevin Kochersperger. Forced to the consolation bracket, he dominated competition, defeating Milos Vukicevic, Timothy Carter and Richard Foitik to win the bracket.

Parker Cuevas-Woodall was the Stallion's player in Flight 3. He beat Lotfi El Jai in straight sets to win his first match, then did the same to Jeret Johnson before losing to Hector Ramirez in the quarterfinals.

Corey Smith won his first match in Flight 4, but was defeated by top seed Ryan Hudleston in the second round.

In Flight 5, Nate Palmer took a first round by, then breezed past Eman Esfandi in the second round. Palmer had another straight set win over Ryan Hoverson before dropping to Trey Seymour in the semis.

Michael Bailey also went deep into the bracket in Flight 6. He had a first round bye, defeated Brandon Wolf, 6-0, 6-1, Andy Nguyen 6-4, 6-1, but could not get past Shaquille Taylor in the semifinals.

In doubles, the pairing of Page and Smith made it all the way to the quarterfinals before they were dispatched by Ramirez and Jose de Sario. Cuevas-Woodall and Palmer won in the first round, but fell in the second. In Flight 3, Bailey and Jakubec advanced to the semifinals as well, but were knocked out by eventual champs Taylor and Christian Waldron.

Text Only
Local News

Local Sports
kid golfers 7-25.tif

Jensen Rainey (left) and Josie Arant will both be participating in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship next week in North Carolina.

Police Reports
Your Agenda
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Business Marquee
Weather Radar
Sen. Chambliss addresses farm bill in Tifton
Riding the Steam Train at Ga. Museum of Agriculture
Nature's Beauty in a Tifton parking lot
Peanut Prices Remain Strong