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Lady Hawks Tennis Wins 2024 FCSAA State Championship


The Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Lady Hawks Tennis team won the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Region 8 State Championship on April 18-19 at the Tejas Pradip Patel HCC Tennis Center. They will move onto the 2024 National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Women’s Tennis Championship on May 4-8 in Tyler, Texas.

“I am so proud of how this group came together and played as a team to win the state championship,” HCC athletic director and tennis head coach, Sarah Lytle, said. “This is a young team with five freshmen so learning to do this in such a short time is quite impressive. I am excited to coach them at the nationals and fight for another national title!”

HCC completed an overall 9-1 season, with a 4-0 conference win record. To secure the state title, they won five of six singles flights and one of three doubles flights against players from St. Petersburg College (SPC) and Eastern Florida State College.

The Lady Hawks winning scores are as follows:

-      Flight 1 singles vs. SPC (6-4, 4-6, 7-6) – Catherine Goldman

-       Flight 3 singles vs. SPC (6-4, 6-4)– Rocio Martinez Azcarraga

-       Flight 4 singles vs. Eastern Florida (6-2, 6-2) – Yoana Dudova

-       Flight 5 singles vs. SPC (6-2, 6-1) – Sanne Schoormans

-       Flight 6 singles vs. SPC (6-1, 6-1) – Adeola Greatorex

-       Flight 2 doubles vs. SPC (6-3, 6-3) – Yoana Dudova and Sanne Schoormans

Also on the same day, first-year Catherine Goldman was honored as the FCSAA Player of the Year and Lytle was recognized as the FCSAA Coach of the Year. 

The Lady Hawks currently practice and compete at the Tejas Pradip Patel HCC Tennis Center, located on the Dale Mabry Campus. For court registration, center hours and more, please visit

Hillsborough Community College serves more than 43,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. For more information, visit

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