Tori Nugent (Pennsville) and Lexi Pierce (Woodstown) captured wins at First and Second Singles respectively while Nicole Andreacchio (Williamstown) and Rachel Ondricek (Pennsville) won at fourth and fifth singles respectively to lead the RCGC women's tennis team to a 7-2 Region XIX triumph over visiting Brookdale Community College on Friday.
The Roadrunner combo of Nugent and Pierce also captured an 8-2 victory at First Doubles while RCGC accepted forfeits at No. 6 Singles and No. 3 Doubles.
Coach Kelly Hernandez's team improved their season record to 8-1 overall.
Meanwhile, the Roadrunners received some more good news as they rose to the No. 3 position in the NJCAA Division III National Rankings, sitting behind only No. 1 Oxford Emory and No. 2 Suffolk County. RCGC previously held the No. 7 spot in the rankings, but a recent win over now No. 4 Camden County College helped fuel the rise in the poll.
"Our season has been a great testament to how our players have bought into our system and how they prepare for their matches expecting to win," said Coach Hernandez. "This is a talented group of young ladies who are still working to develop their full potential. We're proud of their accomplishments so far."NJCAA Women's tennis National Rankings