Three A-Sun Teams Appear in Preseason Rankings

Friday, January 07, 2011

SKILLMAN, N.J. - In the preseason poll of the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings, three Atlantic Sun Conference teams appeared in the top-75 poll inlcuding ETSU, USC Upstate and UNF. The Buccaneers men's team earned the highest ranking of the trio coming in at No. 51, while USC Upstate's men's team followed the Bucs with a 60th place ranking. The UNF Ospreys earned the lone ranking on the women's side at No. 70.

The Ospreys and Bucs both claimed the A-Sun Championship titles last season, while the Spartans marched to a perfect 10-0 regular season title.

In the individual rankings, ETSU's Jesus Bandres earned the 73rd ranking in the men's singles after finishing last season with a 10-8 mark, which included eight wins in his last ten matches. On the doubles side, Stetson's duo of Maksim Levanovich and Njal Stene picked up the 42nd place ranking on the men's side and combined for a 29-10 record in singles play. Kennesaw State's Mackenzie Swindall appeared at No. 123 in the women's singles side after finishing last season with a 7-6 mark.

The Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings are released every week starting on January 25th, while the A-Sun Championships are to be held on April 14-16, 2011 in DeLand, Fla.

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