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Pair of BCC doubles teams, Seabra reach consolation semis
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Special to the Tribune

TYLER, Texas – Two Barton women’s tennis doubles teams will take their play into the consolation semfinals after scoring wins Tuesday at the NJCAA National Championships.

The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles team are both still alive for Barton at the Championships. Juliana Seabra also made it the consolation semifinals at No. 2 singles for the Cougars.

Seabra earned her way to the consolation semifinals with a close win over Nakita Hill of Eastern Arizona. Seabra picked a tiebreaker win over Hill, 8-7 (5). 

Seabra was also part of the No. 2 doubles team that is still alive. Seabra and teammate Karli Beck earned a trip to the consolation semis with an 8-3 win over Julie Sibbesen and Jamie Tubao of Harford. 

Barton’s No. 1 doubles team of Daniela Sanz and Idah Longwe are also still alive in Texas. The duo managed a 9-7 win over Collin County’s Alexandria Gilbert and Taryn Swanepoel, Collin County.

In the consolation semifinals, Seabra will take on Shannon McCarthy of DuPage in singles. Seabra and Beck will challenge Catherine Murphy and Casey O’Toole of State College of Florida in doubles.

The No. 1 doubles team of Sanz and Longwe will have to get by Mariana Alvarez and Rachel Rhett of Hinds to reach the consolation finals.

Barton results/schedules

No. 1 singles – Daniel Sanz

1st round – Sanz def. Paige Gibson, Meridian, 6-0, 6-0

Round of 16 – (2) Macarena Oliveras, ASA, def. Sanz, 6-0, 6-0


No. 2 singles – Julianna Seabra

1st round – Catina Gamo, ABCA, def. Searbra, 6-2, 6-0

Consolation 2nd round – Seabra received a bye

Consolation Quarterfinals – Seabra def. Nakita Hill, Eastern Arizona, 8-7 (5)

Consolation Semifinals – Seabra v Shannon McCarthy, DuPage 


No. 3 singles – Idah Longwe

1st round – Longwe def Agustina Grimolizzi, NCTC, 6-3, 7-5

Round of 16 – (3) Kakoro Chishaki, SPC, def Longwe, 6-4, 6-2


No. 4 singles – Karli Beck

1st round – Beck def. Mary Neely Meyers, Hinds, 7-6(5), 6-4

Round of 16 – (6) Mariya Yatsenko, SPC, def. Beck, 6-1, 6-0


No. 5 singles – Baylee Reade

1st round – Amanda Hawkins, New Mexico Military, def. Reade, 6-4, 6-3

Consolation second round – Reade received a bye

Consolation Quarterfinals –Miranda Jackson, Lewis & Clark, def. Reade, 8-6


No. 6 singles – McKenna Hammeke

1st round – Sierra Chapman, Collin County, def. Hammeke, 6-1, 6-1

Consolation second round – Taylor Miller, Meridan, def. Hammeke, 8-0



No. 1 doubles – Daniela Sanz and Idah Longwe

1st round – Sanz/Longwe received a bye

Round of 16 – Lorraine Banimataku/Thea Minor, New Mexico Military def. Sanz/Longwe, 6-2, 7-5

Consolation second round – Sanz/Longwe def. Nikita Hill/Amelie Saint-Dizier, Eastern Arizona, 8-2

Consolation quarterfinals - Sanz/Longwe def. Alexandria Gilbert/Taryn Swanepoel, Collin County, 9-7

Consolation semifinals – Sanz/Longwe v Mariana Alvarez/Rachel Rhett, Hinds, Wednesday, 11 am


No. 2 doubles – Julianna Seabra and Karli Beck

1st round – Eileen Gallegos/Lorena Marruffo, Laredo, def. Seabra/Beck, 6-1, 6-2

Consolation second round – Seabra/Beck received a bye

Consolation Quarterfinals – Seabra/Beck def. Julie Sibbesen/Jamie Tubao, Harford, 8-3

Consolation Semifinals – Seabra/Beck v Catherine Murphy/Casey O’Toole, SCF, Wednesday, 11 am


No. 3 doubles – Baylee Reade/McKenna Hammeke

1st round – Hammeke/Reade def. Miranda Jackson/Molly Stumpf, Lewis & Clark, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(6)

Round of 16 – (4) Madison Hoelting/Tadiwanashe Mrewa, Seward, def. Hammeke/Reade, 6-1, 6-1