All-American in Men's Tennis
PLANO, Texas—Josh Cobble, a freshman from Duncan, Okla., lost 7-6, 7-6 in the finals of No. 5 singles at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament here May 13-17. Despite losing in the championship, Cobble earned All-American status, the first Cowley men’s tennis player to do so since 1997.
Cobble’s performance helped the Tigers gain a tie for seventh place at nationals with 25 points. Cowley coach Larry Grose said he was pleased with Cobble’s performance. “He (Cobble) had his opponent beaten,” Grose said. “But Josh played hard. He fought hard. I’m very proud of him and the way he hung in there throughout the tournament.” Other Cowley players competing in the tournament were Aaron Paajanen, Ignacio Melus, Dean Clower, Sean Margulis, Nick Wessling, and Tim Frick.