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Women's Tennis - Sat, Oct. 13, 2012
Ocean CC has a small lead after the first day of play in the NJCAA Region 19 Women's Tennis Tournament. The weather cooperated and the level of play was excellent on Day 1 of the tournament which looks to be headed for an exciting conclusion on Sunday.
The Vikings will be competing in four of the championship singles matches starting at 10am on Sunday at Gloucester County College. The Vikings have also advanced into the finals in two of the three doubles flights in the tournament. Ocean's top four players have led the team to win wins in four of their last five team matches and hope to carry that momentum to the region championship.

The Roadrunners of Gloucester CC are currently in second place by a slim margin over Mercer CC. Gloucester won the regular season GSAC championship and will compete in five of the singles championship matches tomorrow. The Roadrunners can still earn points in two of the doubles flights as well. Mercer is in reach of the top spot in the tournament as well after a dramatic three set win at #1 doubles over Gloucester that was the final match on court on Day 1.

The tournament marked the first year back in competition for the reinstated women's program at Bergen CC under head coach Sal Guillen and Athletic Director Jorge Hernandez. The team scored a win on Day 1 and looks to have a bright future.

TEAM STANDINGS

Ocean 12

Gloucester 10

Mercer 8

Brookdale 4

Bergen 1