East Webster’s Davis held MCC at nationals

From school reports


Meridian Community College women’s tennis team had their best finish as a Division I team earlier this month at the NJCAA women’s national tennis tournament in Tucson, Arizona.

Meridian’s women turned in an outstanding performance in the five-day tournament. finishing in eighth place with 21.5 points.

“I just could not be prouder of a group of young ladies,” said MCC head coach Wanda McPhail. “They have worked hard all year to accomplish this goal. They have excelled on the court, in the classroom, and in their daily life.”

Molly Davis, a former East Webster standout, picked up a first round win for MCC by defeating Snead State’s Erin McAllister 6-4, 6-0. Unfortunately, she then faced the number two seed from Florida State College-Jacksonville, Alexa Brandalik, and lost 6-4, 6-1.

In double’s action, MCC’s number three doubles team of Tara-Beth Hall/Molly Davis finished out the scoring for MCC by making it to the semifinals on and picking up four points along the way. They won their first match when Temple defaulted the match due to injury. They then faced Mesa’s Haley Stermon/Karah Hedquist, winning that match 6-3, 6-3. This put them in the quarterfinals against ICC’s Stephens//Turner who had advanced when a team withdrew. MCC won 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Tyler Junior College won the tournament for the fourth consecutive year establishing itself as the powerhouse of women’s tennis at the JUCO level.