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June 10, 2013

U of R Women’s Tennis Remains at No. 11 in Final National Ranking

It was recently announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) that the University of Redlands women's tennis team landed at No. 11 in the final national rankings for the NCAA Division III, the highest since 2009 and 7th time in the top 15 since 1995.

While playing as the No. 1 singles player for the Bulldogs all season long, junior Jessica Ly (Torrance, CA) compiled a 10-14 overall record against stiff competition, earning her a No. 36 national ranking as an individual.  Not only performing well on the national scale, Ly garnered a No. 11 ranking among singles players in the West Region.

Not far behind Ly was freshman Natalie Etchegaray (Placentia, CA), finding herself among the West-Region's top-25 singles players, landing at No. 13 with a 21-4 overall record at the No.2 singles spot for Redlands. In addition, sophomore Ceara Sumida (Hilo, HI) finished ranked as the 25th-highest singles player in the West Region after recording a 15-8 mark from the No. 3 position for the Bulldogs.

Furthermore, Ly and Sumida combined to notch a phenomenal 20-4 record as a doubles team during the 2013 campaign, ranking the duo as the No. 9 doubles squad nationally and third-best in the West Region.  Etchegaray and sophomore Julia Pollak (Holland, PA) also finished in the West Region's top-15 doubles rankings, landing at No. 6 after compiling a 25-2 overall record as the No. 2 doubles team for the Bulldogs.

As a team, the Maroon and Gray finish the year ranked No. 3 in the West Region behind two top-10 teams.

For a complete listing of all of the final national rankings, please visit www.itatennis.com.