Day one of the NJCAA National Championships began Thursday in Peachtree City, GA. Broome's number two singles player, Maria Mott, cruised to an easy quarterfinal victory after a slow start on Thursday. She finished strong winning the last eight games in a row.
1. Erin Volutz (North Hampton CC) def. Daji O'Geen (Broome) 6-1, WD
2. Maria Mott (Broome) def. Kristi Kawa (Ocean County CC) 6-3, 6-0
4. Allison Vargo (Illinois Valley CC) def. Samantha Tassey (Broome) 6-2, 6-4
5. Taylor Pappas (Illinois Valley CC) def. Olivia Borihane (Broome) 6-2, 6-4
1. O'Geen/Mott (Broome) def. Erin Volutz/MacKenzie Caffrey (North Hampton CC)7-5, 6-1
2. Ali Kutz/Abbey Rupert (Illinois Valley) def. Molly Secord/Tassey (Broome) 6-1, 7-6 (8)
Both Tassey and Borihane had close, hard fought second sets but couldn't quite earn the win in No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Both will compete in the consolation draws tomorrow.
At first doubles O'Geen and Mott played very well after falling behind 4-1 in the first set to win the last 12 of 14 games.
Secord and Tassey lost a heart breaker in doubles. They fought off several match points to stay in the match but Illinois Valley proved to be just a bit stronger today as they pulled out the second set tie breaker 10-8.
Secord is seeded second in the 2nd singles flight and will play in the semifinal on Friday.