March 21, 2013

Seventh Ranked Women’s Tennis Remains Second in South Region

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's tennis team, ranked seventh in the nation and 11-2 overall, received the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association's regional rankings as the Lions remain second in the South Region standings with three individual players and one doubles tandem earning regional rankings.

Leading the Lions in the regional rankings is freshman Coralie Pesenti, who is 11th overall.  Playing mostly at No. 1 singles, Pesenti is 7-6 overall in arguably the toughest position in the lineup for the Lions.

Following Pesenti is Pauline Helgesson in 19th and Laura Kemkes in 20th. Helgesson, playing primarily as the Lions' No. 2 is 7-5 overall, while Kemkes, in limited play, is 3-2 overall.

On the doubles side, the tandem of Helgesson and Maria Benkirane ranks eighth in the region as they are currently 10-3 overall, playing primarily at the No. 2 spot.

The Lions will return to the Saint Leo Tennis Center where they will face New York Tech on Saturday.  The match is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 a.m.