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Gloucester Lady Roadrunners Capture National Title in Second Doubles
 May 6, 2010

Tucson, Ariz. -- The Gloucester Lady Roadrunners finished the final day of the tournament in grand fashion as they captured the national championship at the second doubles position. The match was among the last of the day at the beautiful Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, AZ. GCC sophomores Kristen Abdallah (Washington Twp. HS) and Sara Wilkens (Williamstown HS) picked up the 7-5, 6-3 win over Sara Wissmiller and Katie Schlenberger from College of DuPage (IL). Abdallah and Wilkins were named First Team All-Americans (Photo attached). The win capped off stellar tennis careers at GCC for both of these outstanding sophomores who are also great students.

The win almost spoiled the day for College of DuPage but they picked up a win in the last match of the day on court to edge ahead in a very close tournament and earn the team national championship. The Roadrunners finished 4th overall but only 2.5 points out of first place.

The third doubles team from GCC also made the final round of play today. However, sophomore Amanda Berry (Kingsway Regional HS) and freshman Courtney Addis (Williamstown HS) were unable to pull of the win over College of DuPage and fell in three tough sets. They were both named Second Team All-Americans for their efforts this week in Tucson.

The week was a great success for women's tennis and for the Roadrunners team. The tournament was one of the closest that could be remembered as there was a four way tie heading into the final day and two more teams only one point behind. The Roadrunners made a run at the title and played some of their best tennis of the season. Congratulations to College of DuPage on their hard fought win at the tournament. They were a very classy team that deserved the championship.

All the seven members of the GCC team that traveled to Tucson earned team points toward the total of 20 for the week; the men's tennis team will now take center stage next week as they travel to Plano, TX for the NJCAA Men's National Championships.

Team Point Totals - Final - Official::

DuPage 22.5

Kingsborough 22

Broome 21

Gloucester 20

Oxford 20

Brookdale 19.5

Suffolk CC 6

Onondaga CC 4

Eastfield CC 0

SUNY-Delhi 0


NOTE - there is more information on the tournament which concluded this morning on the Gloucester CC website at http://www.gccnj.edu/athletics/WTNNational2010.cfm.  

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