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Thompson inducted, CACC tennis top-20 finish

Published 10:45am Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kathleen Thompson’s induction in the NJCAA Women’s Tennis Hall of Fame highlighted the NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis National Championship Awards Banquet this past Sunday evening at Tyler Junior College’s Rogers Student Center.
Players and coaches participating in this year’s event joined together for dinner and to honor the 2012 winners of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association awards, as well as Thompson.
Thompson earned the induction thanks to her 12 years of work at Central Alabama Community College where she has won three conference titles with the Trojans. CACC has also qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament nine times during her tenure. In 2006, she earned the Wilson ITA/NJCAA Women’s National Coach of the Year.
“I can’t begin to say how excited I am,” Thompson said. “For 12 years I’ve seen other people be inducted and dreamed that it would someday be me. I have to pinch myself that I am actually up here and now amongst so many great coaches.”
Central Alabama went on to complete at top-20 NJCAA finish in Tyler, Tex. yesterday.
Singles victories from Maggie Dowling, Qurat Rai, Katelyn Lowe and Ansley Couty led the  Lady Trojans.
The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams for Central Alabama both lost in the quarterfinal rounds yesterday afternoon.
“I’m really pleased with the girls,” Thompson added.
“We matched our same finish as last year, and it is good to be consistent.”

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