Men's, Women's Tennis Earn NJCAA National Playoff Berths
MESA, AZ - The Mesa men's and women's tennis teams have both earned berths in the NJCAA Division I national championships after their performances at regionals this week.
The men will play at Collin County C.C., in Plano, Texas, from May 12-17, while the women's championship will be held at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson from May 4-10.
The men placed second at the regionals with three singles players and two doubles teams reaching the final round. Ryan Huss (Fr., Mesa, AZ/Red Mountain H.S.) at No. 1, Kellin Rumsey (So., Chandler, AZ) at No. 3 and Jesse Washburn (Fr., Mesa, AZ/Westwood H.S.) at No. 5 all played for regional titles.
Huss teamed with Marco Navarro-Reyes (So., Quuen Creek, AZ/Queen Creek H.S.) at No.1 doubles and Rumsey partnered with Corey Ferguson at No. 2.
Scottdsle won the regional with 20 points, taking all but one championship, while Mesa was second at 12.
The MCC wmen placed third overall behind Eastern Arizona and Pima.