PCC Women’s Tennis Beeston and Cananea Advance; Coach Schantz Receives Honorsby Hot Off The Press (Release) on May. 08, 2013, under Press Releases
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Pima Community College
PCC Women’s Tennis Beeston and Cananea Advance; Coach Schantz Receives Honor
Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College women’s tennis team faced tough competition on Monday in the second day of the NJCAA National Tournament at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center.
The Aztecs finished the day tied for eighth place with a team score of 18 points.
Amy Beeston (Lehi HS, UT) and Julienne Cananea (Bradshaw Mountain HS) advanced to the quarterfinals in the No. 4 and No. 5 singles brackets. Beeston defeated Melissa Bassoo from Cowley County Community College (Kan.) 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4. Cananea beat Jordan Chandler from North Central Texas College 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 5 singles match.
Beeston and doubles partner Torie Wake fell in their No. 2 doubles match 6-2, 6-2 while Cananea and Helena Meyer (Nogales HS) lost at No. 3 doubles 6-2, 6-1.
Helen Altieri (Kofa HS) and Kari Emery (Flowing Wells HS) took the first set in their No. 1 doubles match but dropped a tough third set in the end against Katy Adams and Ivanna Echezuria from Meridian Community College (Miss.) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Altieri fell in her No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-4 while Emery dropped her No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-1.
Wake was in a tough second set and fell in the end against Simone Krog from Collin College (Tex.) 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles and Vivian Pierson (Catalina HS) lost in her No. 6 singles match 7-5, 6-2 against Kindra Holliday from Eastern Arizona College. They had previously split the season series.
Beeston will play No. 1 ranked Kylie Reynaud from Tyler Junior College (Tex.) in the No. 4 singles quarterfinals at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Cananea will face off against No. 4 ranked Kirsten Pierce from Tyler Junior College (Tex.) at No. 5 singles also at 9:30 a.m.
Pima head coach Gretchen Schantz was named the 2013 Wilson/ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Region II Coach of the Year which is teams from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Schantz was also named ITA Women’s Tennis National Coach of the Year. To view the complete list, visit: