Bahamian Tennis player Shannon Francis shined brightly in the NJCAA tennis play for Prairie State College. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), founded in 1938, is an association of community college and junior college athletic departments throughout the United States. It is divided into divisions and regions. The current NJCAA holds 24 separate regions. Shannon and teammates were successful in winning the regional and conference championship.
After the big win, Shannon spoke about his play “My teammates and I had to start our singles with the other team having a 3-0 lead due to the late arrival at the match. Also, we were not allowed to have a warm-up so it was a challenge for me because I went down 5-0 in my match. Then I finally warmed up and won 7 straight games.
The second set was a breeze and I am just happy that despite the other team having a lead my team and I came out with the win.” Shannon’s final singles score was 7-5,6-1. Shannon is a freshman and won the No.3 singles title. On the doubles side, Shannon was also instrumental with his teammate Diaz to win 6-2,6-1
See link for further information on the great win, http://prairiestate.edu/ student-life/athletics/tennis/ news.asp
Original Date Posted: 04/05/2016