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Seward Tennis Ranked Eighth

KSCB News - November 15, 2010 12:00 am

The Seward County Saints Men’s Tennis Team has been

tabbed the 8th best team in the country according to the recently

released ITA National Rankings. The Saints start the season ranked just

ahead of Jayhawk schools Cowley and Johnson County who come in at #9 and

#10 respectively. Individually, all six of the Saints top players were

ranked inside of the nation’s top 75. Seward’s #1 player Laericeo Lobo

cracked the top 20 at #17 after going 3-3 against some of the top

players in the country. Nathan Nelmes won 6 matches this fall and

comes in ranked 23rd by the ITA while teammate Felipe Cruz was rewarded

for an 8-5 fall with a #35 ranking. Raphael Machado was 8-3 for the

Saints in the #4 hole this fall and will open the year ranked 51st.

Cristiano Mendes went 4-1 this fall and is ranked 69th and Lucas

Izkovitz who went 10-0 this fall in singles play is ranked 75th. In the

doubles rankings the Saints were again well represented as Lobo and

Nelmes checked in at #8 after going 5-4 as a team this fall and Cruz and

Machado coming off of an 8-4 fall are ranked 22nd. Wrapping up the

rankings for the Saints is Mendes and Izkovitz who were unbeaten in 9

tries this fall and will start the season ranked 38th. For a complete

listing of the ITA fall rankings CLICK HERE

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_Rankings.htm> .

 

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