WACO, Texas – The 2018 NJCAA National Tennis Championships are not done just yet for the Barton women.
The Cougars kept two draws alive in the consolation side of the bracket, with Ksenija Dmitrovic advancing the finals at No. 3 singles.
In addition to Dmitrovic’s run to the finals in singles, Barton’s No. 1 doubles team is still playing, reaching the semifinals in Waco. Neus Torregrosa and Shai Cartmill have worked their way to the semifinals in the draw.
As a team, the Cougars are currently in 19th place overall with 11 points. Hillsborough (Fla) and Tyler (Texas) are currently tied for the lead at the event with 36 points followed closely by defending national champion ASA Miami with 35.
From Region VI, Seward County is sitting in sixth at 24.5 and Cowley in eighth with 21 points.
Dmitrovic won a pair of matches on day three of the event to reach the consolation finals. The freshman defeated Mary Wolse of Wallace State in the quarterfinals, 8-3, in the morning. Later in the day she returned to the court and defeated Polly Evans of Eastern Arizona by that same 8-3 margin.
Dmitrovic will take on Meghan Houk of Pima in the No. 3 consolation finals.
Torregrosa and Cartmill won their only doubles match on day three. The duo defeated Caitlin Gallagher and Elizabeth Towell of Waubonsee in the quarterfinals of the consolation draw at No. 1, 8-3. The Barton pair will take on Sydney Misiek and Sjana Henderson of Lake County in the semifinals.
At No. 4 singles, Cartmill lost to Janine Duque of Eastern Florida in the consolation quarterfinals, 8-0, to end her run through the consolation draw in singles.
Dmitrovic also played in the consolation bracket in doubles on day three. Thamires Lima and Dmitrovic lost in the quarterfinals to Ashley Fitzsimmons and Jayme Shafer of Pima at No. 3 doubles. The contest was tight throughout and eventually went to a tie-breaker before the Barton tandem lost 9-8 (6).
Hillsborough 36, Tyler 36, ASA Miami 35, Abraham Baldwin 32, Eastern Florida 26.5, Seward 24.5, Seminole St 22, Cowley 21, Central Alabama 19, N Central Texas 18, Collin 17, Miss Gulf Coast 16.5 New Mexico Military 14, Jones County 13.5, Laredo 13, Pima 12.5, Iowa Central 12.5, Eastern Arizona 11.5, Barton 11, Wallace St 9.5 Meridian 9, Lewis & Clark 5.5, Harford 5, Copiah-Lincoln 4, Waubonsee 2.5, Lake County 0.5, Mesa 0.5.
No. 1 – Neus Torregrosa
First Round – Torregrosa def Caballero, Lewis & Clark, 6-1, 6-0
Round of 16 – Torregrosa lost to (4) Gonzalez, Seminole, 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 – Sarah Hammer
First Round – Hammer def Anders, Mesa, 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16 – Hammer lost to (1) Genovese, Tyler, 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 – Ksenija Dmitrovic
First Round – Dmitrovic lost to Rey, Collin, 6-2, 6-2
Cons 1st round – Dmitrovic received a bye
Cons 2nd round – Dmitrovic received a bye
Cons Quarters – Dmitrovic def Wolse, Wallace St, 8-3
Cons Semis – Dmitrovic def Evans, E Arizona, 8-3
Cons Finals – Dmitrovic v Houk, Pima
No. 4 – Shai Cartmill
First Round – Cartmill lost to Ennis, Wallace St., 6-0, 6-0
Cons 1st round – Cartmill def Bove, Harford, 8-1
Cons 2nd round – Cartmill received a bye
Cons Quarters – Cartmill lost to Duque, E Florida, 8-0
No. 5 – Jenna Groene
First Round – Groene def Pacheco, NMMI, 6-0, 6-1
Round of 16 – Groene lost to (5) Morales, Laredo, 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – Thamires Lima
First Round – Lima lost to Brown, Lewis & Clark, 6-2, 6-4
Cons 1st round – Lima received lost to Cram, Jones Co, 8-3
No. 1 – Torregrosa/Cartmill
First Round – Torregrosa/Cartmill lost to Lopez/Row, NMMI, 6-3, 6-2
Cons 1st round – Torregrosa/Cartmill def Mireles/Ybarra, Jacksonville, 8-2
Cons 2nd round – Torregrosa/Cartmill received a bye
Cons Quarters – Torregrosa/Cartmill v Gallagher/Towell, Waubonsee, 8-3
Cons Semis – Torregrosa/Cartmill v Daza/Henderson, Lake County
No. 2 – Groene/Hammer
First Round – Groene/Hammer def Houk/Nguyen, Pima, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Round of 16 – Groene/Hammer lost to (3) Diaz/Shanthi, ABAC, 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 – Dmitrovic/Lima
First Round – Dmitrovic/Lima received a bye
Round of 16 – Dmitrovic/Lima lost to (1) Garibal/Tzanopoulous, Tyler, 6-0, 6-1
Cons 2nd round – Dmitrovic/Lima received a bye
Cons Quarters – Dmitrovic/Lima lost to Fitzsimmons/Shafer, Pima, 9-8 (6)