Tennis teams Remain in the #4 and #6 Spots in the New ITA National Poll
Joe Denoyer - April 26, 2017 4:23 pm
The Seward County Saints and Lady Saints Tennis teams remained in the #4 and #6 spots respectively in the new ITA National poll released on Monday while six different Saints and four Lady Saints shuffled around in the individual rankings.
On the men’s side of things, the top nine teams in the team rankings all stayed the same with the Saints checking in at #4 behind Tyler, ASA Miami, and Seminole State.
Individually, Seward’s Carlos Anez moved up one spot from #5 to #4 in the singles rankings with his 13 wins at the top spot for the Saints this season.
On the doubles side of things, Seward’s top duo of Anez and Nice lost their #1 ranking as they checked in one spot lower to #2.
In the women’s poll, there was a little bit more shuffling around in the top 10, but each of the top six squads remained intact with Tyler leading the way, ASA Miami, St. Petersburg, and Broward following with Seward ranked 6th.
Individually, Thalita Rodrigues remains in the top 10 at #8 on the heels of a solid regular season while Sarah Manseri pushes her way up 22 spots to #24 with 14 Spring wins.
Rodrigues and partner Lisa Suzuki plow their way up to #3 in the doubles rankings after going 12-7 this Spring while Manseri and Steffany Bermudez’s 14 -6 record is good for a #11 ranking.
After capturing Region VI Championships for the first time in the same season in school history, the Saints and Lady Saints now turn their sights to the NJCAA National Tournament.