October 12, 2013 – Spartans Headed to Nationals – The Spartans weren’t content with earning the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title last week. They did one better by defeating eight other teams at the Region IV Tournament this weekend to win the championship. With the championship in hand, ECC will compete at the NJCAA Nationals which will be held May 3-8, 2014 in Tyler, Texas.
Winning in the Region IV finals matches and earning All-Region First Team honors were Spartans Maria Morales-Nelson (#5 Singles) and the doubles team of Stacy Krach and Natalie Judkins (#2 Doubles). Advancing to the finals were June Lynch (#1 Singles), Cristal Tinajero (#4 Singles), Alina Patthana (#6 Singles), and the doubles team of Aida De la Fuente and Ellie Weber (#3 Doubles). Cassie McElroy (#2 Singles), Stacy Krach (#3 Singles) and the doubles team of June Lynch and Cassie McElroy (#1 Doubles) reached the semi-final rounds of the tournament.
Head coach Clark Hallpike, who was recently named to the Elgin Community College Athletics Hall of Fame, was named the Region IV Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year. More»
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