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Rouanet, Zarazua reach semis before rain halts NJCAA National Tennis Championships

PLANO, Texas – Rain has descended upon the Plano, TX, area and delayed play at the 2015 NJCAA Div. I  Tennis National Championship Tournament. According to a post on the tournament’s Facebook page, all Div. I and Div. III matches are on-hold until Thursday. Exact times are to be announced later today.
However, the VU Trailblazers managed to get some action in before the weather interrupted play.
Trailblazer Nicolas "Nico" Rouanet - the seventh seed in Flight 1 singles - upset No. 3 seed Harry Busby of Mesa by scores of 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. The victory comes after Rouanet had dispatched the nation's 17th-ranked singles player earlier in tournament. In Flight 2 singles quarterfinal round action, VU's Stefan Gonzalez dropped a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 verdict to second-seeded Ismael Mzai of Seminole. VU's Patricio "Pato" Zarazua - the fourth seed - was victorious in the Flight 3 singles quarterfinals by topping Harford's Bobby Frantz, 6-0, 6-0.
Rouanet will now face off in the semifinals with second-seeded Joshua Page of ABAC, while Zarazua is set to meet Tyler's Jonah Candelario (fifth seed) in the Fight 3 singles semifinals.
Trailblazer Brennan Buchanan earned an 8-3 consolation bracket win over Joshua Hester of Jones County.
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