SKILLMAN, N.J. – For the second consecutive year the Poets men's tennis team finished their season with a national ranking finishing No. 21 in the Division III Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) final rankings released this past week. The women in the West Regional rankings jumped up five spots from a year ago finishing at No. 10.
Other Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Teams that achieved National Rankings on the men's side included No. 2 Claremont-M-S, No. 7 Cal Lutheran University, No. 14 Redlands, and No. 17 Pomona-Pitzer.
On the women's side, Claremont-M-S finished at No. 4, Pomona-Pitzer at No. 10, Redlands at No. 11, and La Verne at No. 28.
Along with achieving their National Ranking, the Poets men's tennis team also finished the year No. 9 in the West Regional polls finishing behind Claremont-M-S (No. 1), Cal Lutheran (No. 2), Redlands (No. 5), and Pomona-Pitzer (No. 8).
WC also had two individual players finish the year in the National Rankings in singles including Julian Seneviratne (No. 50) and Meagan Zamilpa (No. 33), while Seneviratne and freshman David Konstantinov finished the year No. 14 in doubles.
In West Regional rankings, Seneviratne led the charge in singles with a No. 14 finish, while Konstantinov and Chris Schommer finished with No. 17 and No. 22 rankings, each respectively. In doubles, Seneviratne and Konstantinov finished No. 7, while Schommer and Andrew Hansen finished No. 10.
On the women's side, Zamilpa finished No. 8 in the singles rankings and then paired with teammate Liliana Serylo to finish No. 10 in doubles.
The Whittier College men's tennis team finished the year 12-10 with a 6-4 SCIAC mark, while the women's team finished 13-8, 6-5 SCIAC. Both teams saw their incoming classes make an immediate impact, which included Konstantinov playing No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles on the men's side earning 1st Team All-SCIAC honors, while Zamilpa on the women's side earned her first ever trip to the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships, while earning a spot on the 1st Team All-SCIAC playing No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.