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TYLER, TX – After five days of fierce competition from the 2024 NJCAA Division I Women’s Championships, it is Cowley College who have been crowned National Champions. The 2024 NJCAA Team National Championship marked the first in program history for Cowley.

Topping the charts in every ITA NJCAA Women’s National Team Rankings this spring, this year’s team has felt like the team of destiny for Cowley ever since the fall, and they delivered when the lights were the brightest these past five days by taking home the National Championship in Tyler.

Finishing with 50 combined points across all days of competition, Cowley beat out Hillsborough (44 points), Tyler (39 points), St. Petersburg (32 points), and Eastern Florida State (30 points) who finished in 2nd-5th place respectively.

The Tigers had flight wins from the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 singles positions, showcasing the depth across the lineup for Cowley. Freshman, Yerkezhan Arystanbekova, was victorious from the top singles flight at the NJCAA Championships. Over four matches played, Arystanbekova only dropped seven total games and had only dropped one game over 37 games played her first three matches.

Across all four of the singles flights in which Cowley came out victorious, the Tigers did not surrender a singles set across the 12 matches played and showcased the firepower that has propelled them to a 12-4 overall record, including a perfect mark against fellow NJCAA teams.

In doubles play the Tigers continued to tack on points, winning both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles flights.

With similar conviction, Cowley had to battle out of a third set tiebreaker in the semifinals of the No. 2 doubles flight before winning the championship in straight sets and from the No. 3 doubles flight, the Tigers would once again not lose a set, only surrendering 11 games in four matches played.

After finishing runners-up to Hillsborough Community College last season, this year marked the crescendo of years of hard work for head coach Arianna Raga who had spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Cowley before making the jump to head coach this past offseason.

Read below for more details on the final team standings and All-American teams:


Full Final Team Standings

1. Cowley – 50
2. Hillsborough – 44
3. Tyler – 39
4. St. Petersburg – 32
5. Eastern Florida – 30
6. Seward – 26
7. Barton – 23
7. Jones – 23
9. Wallace St. – 17.5
10. Meridian – 17
11. Coastal Alabama – 16.5
12. Mississippi Gulf Coast – 14
12. Weatherford – 14
14. Collin – 13.5
15. Mesa – 11

16. Copiah-Lincoln – 10.5
16. Northwest Mississippi – 10.5
18. ABAC – 10
18. Jacksonville – 10
20. Iowa Central – 9.5
21. USC Sumter – 8
21. Lewis & Clark – 8
23. Mercer – 5
23. Sauk Valley – 5
25. Moraine Valley – 2.5
26. McHenry – 1
27. Paradise Valley – 0.5
28. Elgion – 0
28. Marion Military – 0
28. Oakton – 0


2023 NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis All-America Teams

First Team Singles All-Americans:

  • No. 1 Singles – Yerkezhan Arystanbekova, Cowley College, FR
  • No. 2 Singles – Arina Bebenko, Cowley College, SO
  • No. 3 Singles – Serena Pereyra, Cowley College, FR
  • No. 4 Singles – Akari Tomoyose, Cowley College, FR
  • No. 5 Singles – Sanne Schoormans, Hillsborough CC, FR
  • No. 6 Singles – Adeola Greatorex, Hillsborough CC, FR

First Team Doubles All-Americans:

  • No. 1 Doubles – Natalia Michita/Candy Wai, Tyler JC
  • No. 2 Doubles – Roselida Asumwa/Akari Tomoyose, Cowley College
  • No. 3 Doubles – Mariana Jimenez/Serena Pereyra, Cowley College

Second Team Singles All-Americans:

  • No. 1 Singles – Catherine Goldman, Hillsborough CC, FR
  • No. 2 Singles – Candy Wai, Tyler JC, FR
  • No. 3 Singles – Rocio Martinez Azcarraga, Hillsborough CC, SO
  • No. 4 Singles – Yoana Dudova, Hillsborough CC, SO
  • No. 5 Singles – Beyza Yaniklar, Tyler JC, SO
  • No. 6 Singles – Mariana Jimenez, Cowley College, SO

Second Team Doubles All-Americans:

  • No. 1 Doubles – Yerkezhan Arystanbekova/Arina Bebenko, Cowley College
  • No. 2 Doubles – Yoana Dudova/Sanne Schoormans, Hillsborough CC
  • No. 3 Doubles – Catherine Goldman/Adeola Greatorex, Hillsborough CC
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