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Chammat falls to No. 1 Smoke in National Semi-final!
The CCRI coed Tennis team continued their play in the NJCAA Division III men’s tennis national tournament held at Colin College in Plano, TX. The sole player left foe the Knights in the Championship bracket was Co-Captain John Chammat (Cumberland, RI) in No.1 singles that was set to face No.1 seed Maclane Smoke Brookdale Community College in the national semi-finals.
Chammat had beaten Jon Robbins of Glocester CC 6-4-5-7, and 7-5 to advance to the Semi-final versus Smoke, while Smoke defeated Aleksander Vujanic of Mohawk Valley CC 6-0 and 6-0. Chammat fell to the top seeded Smoke 6-1 and 6-0, Smoke will advance to the National championship in flight one singles vs No. 2 seed Roey Heymann of Nassau CC Thursday at 8:00am (UTD).
All of the other matches for the Knights occurred in the back draw consolation bracket. In flight one doubles the team of Co-Captains Chammat and Sean Gorman (Wakefield, RI) fell in the back draw finals to the tandem of Dunn and Mares from Onondaga CC 9-8 in a very hotly contested match. In flight two doubles the team of Otniel Lopes (Pawtucket, RI) and Eddie Papineau (Scituate, RI) fell to the tandem of Barnes and Schrader from Onondaga CC 8-4. Rounding out the doubles teams for the Knights was the team of Billy Moya (Providence, RI) and Sarah Keomorokot (Pawtucket, RI) fell to the tandem of Sardena and Daidone of Bergen CC 8-1.
In the singles match back draw brackets began with Co-Captain Sean Gorman falling to Conor Ritchey of Brookdale CC 9-7 in a very close match in the back draw quarter final. In flight three singles Otniel Lopes lost to Christian Barnes of Onondaga CC 8-3 in the back draw finals. In flight four singles No. 1 seed Daniel Baruch defeated Eddie Papineau 8-0 in the back draw finals. In flight five singles Billy Moya fell to No.2 seed Donnell Slay of Nassau CC 8-1. Rounding out play for the CCRI team was Sarah Keomorokot who fell to Kevin Pareja of Bergen CC 8-4 in the back draw finals.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.