NAIA honors Mac College netters

By Steve Sell
May 19, 2015

KANSAS CITY — Four McPherson College tennis players have earned postseason honors, including an NAIA All-American and three Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Joan-Marc Fajula Rodriguez, the Bulldogs’ top singles player, was named honorable mention All-America. The sophomore was 11-6 at No. 1 singles, highlighted by a win over the NAIA's 18th-ranked player in the opening round of the NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala. He was 14-6 in doubles with Ahmed Lahlou.

Chandler Short and Alexandra Moore of the women's squad and Jaime Roman of the men's team were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.

Both the Mac men and women qualified for the national tournament. The Mac women were the KCAC champions for the second straight year and the men were the runner-up to Bethany, but defeated the Swedes in the postseason tournament to make nationals.