Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Saturday, 30 August 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Coyos Leads Seward into Semis
05/07/2014

Seward County freshman Paula Coyos is having one heck of a run at her first NJCAA National Tournament this week.  Tuesday, the Argentinian rookie picked up wins at #2 singles and paired with Paula Lopez at #1 doubles for a victory to reach the final four in both brackets.  After three days of the tournament, the Lady Saints are tied for 14th as a team.

The Lady Saints first player to take the court on Tuesday was Paula Lopez in the #1 singles draw.  Valiantly battling through an injury, 6th seeded Lopez had trouble ever getting on track against 3rd seeded Niriantsa Rasolomalala or Georgia Perimeter in the quarterfinal round as she was blanked in the opening set 6-0 before dropping the second 6-2 to end her tournament in 5th place.  Despite the loss, Lopez is expected to be named an All-American as a top 10 ranked player at seasons end.

In #2 singles, Paula Coyos continued to rack up points for the Lady Saints.  Coyos took the court for an early morning battle with Olivia Friandsson of St. Petersburg and kept her roll going.  Coyos and Friandsson battled in a first set that saw a 7-6 decision go to the way of the Seward freshman and she carried the momentum into the second set, winning 6-4 to take the match and move onto the semifinals.  Coyos will now go up against top seeded Fatyha Berjane of Georgia Perimeter on Wednesday morning with a berth to the National Championship and a likely All-American bid on the line.

In the #4 singles consolation bracket, Jackie Arnold took the court for Seward.  Arnold squared off against Claudia Maka of Moraine Valley and took a close 8-6 match to work her way to the semifinal of the consolation draw where she will take on Carolina Hernandez of Jacksonville on Wednesday.

The Lady Saints #1 doubles team of Lopez and Coyos continued to put on a show Tuesday afternoon in the Texas heat.  After reaching the quarterfinal round with little resistance, their #2 seeded road got tougher as they took on 7th seeded Anghelescu/Rasolomalala from Georgia Perimeter.  Seward won the first set rather easily 6-3, but couldn't close the second set as the Jaguars top duo squeaked out a 7-6 win to force a deciding third set.  In the third set it was all Seward as Lopez got revenge on Rasolomalala for a singles loss earlier in the day and Coyos marched onto her second semifinal with a 6-3 win to take the match 2-1.  The pair will take the court once again on Wednesday when they take on 3rd seeded ASA with a trip to the title match on the line.  The quarterfinal win all but assures Lopez and Coyos of All-American honors at seasons end.

The final players to hit the court for Seward were Arnold and Kathryn Roohan at #2 doubles.  The pair squared off against Allard/Stevenson from Lewis & Clark in the consolation quarters and came out on the wrong end of a close and hard fought 8-6 decision to end their tournament in 5th place in the back draw.

Seward rises three spots to 14th place overall with 14 points after day three of the tournament.  Seward is tied in 14th place with Meridian and Snead State and is just 0.5 points in front of Pima while there is a sizeable gap of 2.0 points separating them from a jump to the #13 spot where Temple resides.  Tyler continues to lead the tournament with 36 points while Region VI rival Cowley sits in 5th place with 24 points.

COMPLETE 2014 NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS<http://www.apacheathletics.com/f/NJCAA_D1_Womens_Tennis_National_Tournament_Schedule_and_Results.php>

Roy Allen

© SCCC/ATS
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.


RELATED STORIES
Cowley Handles Seward Tennis
Tough Weekend for Seward Women's Tennis
A Lucky 13 for Seward Women
Seward Drops on Day Two of Nationals
Forfeits Costly in Seward's Loss to Newman
Seward's Run at National Tennis Tournament Complete
Lady Saints Sink Seminole While Men Fall Short in OKC
Seward's Saurombe is ITA Rookie of the Year
Seward Tennis Teams See Tough Competition in OKC
Lopez and Coyos Named ITA All Americans
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Russell Hasenbank Gets County Attorney Nod
Hugoton Brings in Old New Guy  
Local Director Sets Auditions For Seventh Movie
Murdock To Replace Blackwell In Oklahomas 61st District
Hugoton FFA Chapter Attends State Conference for Chapter Leaders
Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves Taxiway Improvements
No Child Left Behind: Kansas Gets Waiver, Oklahoma Loses Theirs
Sublette Looks to Kraft More Wins in 2014  
A Makeover in Meade  
SCCC/ATS Offers "Workplace Etiquette" Seminars
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Seward Spikers Split in Vernon
Action Begins in First Week of September at LHS
Hugoton Schools Receives Special Innovative District Status
No Child Left Behind: Kansas Gets Waiver, Oklahoma Loses Theirs
Sublette Looks to Kraft More Wins in 2014  
Adult Raku Ceramics Workshop At Baker Arts Center
Saints Roll Barton in the Opener
2014 Community Health Fair set for Oct. 4
Seward County United Way kicks off 2015 Campaign
AirFair Volunteer Meeting Postponed
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group