Lee College women claim national title

The Lee College Lady Rebels won their third national championship since 2002 last week at the Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona.

The Lady Rebels finished with 39 points, eeking out the slimmest of margins against the defending champion, runner-up Hillsborough College of Tampa, Florida. Tyler Junior College finished third with 36 points.

Audrey Hernandez, a sophomore from La Feria and freshman Francesca Bassoo of Clear Brook won singles championships in Flights three and five. Other members of Lee College’s champions include Brittany Tobin, Chelsea Creed, Fredericque Sunstrum and Huong Huynh.

The Lady Rebels are coached by Jason Haynes.

“We’ve got a bunch of happy campers,” Lee College coach Jason Haynes said. “There was an upswell of emotion at the end of Francesca’s match. The girls realized they had won the title.”

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