May 8, 2013

Women’s Tennis Maintains Seventh Spot in ITA Rankings

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's tennis team has held their spot in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association's rankings as the Lions are seventh in the poll released earlier this week.

Also jumping into the rankings is the Saint Leo doubles tandem of Pauline Helgesson and Maria Benkirane in the No. 20 spot.  The duo went 17-7 overall and 5-2 in the tough Sunshine State Conference.  Playing primarily out of the top doubles spot, Helgesson and Benkirane went 10-5 while also posting a 7-2 record at the No. 2 spot.

After wrapping up another successful campaign, Head Coach James Bryce and the Lions hosted the NCAA South Region Tournament, advancing to the championship match before falling to West Florida.  The Lions went 18-5 on the season, finishing second in the conference while continuing to further the notoriety of the Saint Leo Women's Tennis program.

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