Lions ranked #2; Barroso-Campos, Theiler earn All-American

Lions ranked #2; Barroso-Campos, Theiler earn All-American

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's tennis team finished the season as the No. 2 team in the nation as the final Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Collegiate rankings were announced on Wednesday evening.

The Lions, who finished the season with a 27-2 overall record, were the Men's Tennis National Runner-Up out at the NCAA DII Festival out in Denver, Colo., earlier this month. They fell to Hawaii Pacific, the No. 1 team in the final poll, 5-3, in the National Championship match.

Saint Leo maintained the No. 1 ranking in the South Region.

The ITA also announced its final rankings for both singles and doubles. Athletes who claimed rankings in the top-20 in singles and top-10 in doubles claimed All-American status

In singles, freshman Alberto Barroso-Campos led the way, claiming a No. 4 ranking in the nation, and No. 2 in the South Region, earning All-American. The rookie went 22-4 in singles, all at the No. 1 flight with five wins over top-25 opponents. He was also named the Sunshine State Conference Player and Freshman of the year, along with All-SSC First Team Singles and Doubles. He also claimed ITA South Region Rookie of the Year.

Joining him in with All-American honors was senior Alex Theiler. Theiler finished the season ranked No. 13 in the nation, and No. 7 in the South Region. He finished his season with a 19-4 record, and ended the season on a seven-match win streak.

Barroso-Campos and Theiler joined together to earn the No. 1 ranking in doubles in both the nation and the South Region, claiming Doubles All American honors. The duo went 27-2, and finished the season on a nine-match winning streak, including winning every match in the NCAA Tournament.

Saint Leo saw senior Egor Panyushkin finish the season ranked just outside the top-20, as he claimed No. 21 nationally, and No. 11 in the South Region. Sophomore Jaime Bueno claimed No. 20 in the South Region rankings. Panyushkin and Bueno also teamed together to finish at No. 20 in doubles in the national ranking, and No. 9 in the South Region rankings.

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