Sophomore Veena Vasquez Makes PBA Women's Tennis History
April 1, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
SKILLMAN, N.J.- The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis team has received solid contributions from up and down its lineup throughout the season however the steady play of No. 1-singles player Veena Vasquez has perhaps been the linchpin in the team’s 14-5 start. Just a sophomore, Vasquez was recently ranked No. 17-nationally among NCAA Division II players by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the highest individual ranking for any PBA men’s or women’s tennis player.
The Boynton Beach native has been a fixture atop the Sailfish singles lineup for the past two years and has helped propel the Sailfish women’s team to a top-25 team ranking by the ITA this season.
Vasquez played her high school tennis at nearby Spanish River Community High School before transitioning to the collegiate game at Palm Beach Atlantic. Beyond her ranking of No. 17-nationally among singles players, Vasquez was also named the No. 4-ranked player in the NCAA South Region.
In the latest ranking released by the ITA last week, the Fish sit at No. 23 nationally while settling at No. 9 in the always-competitive NCAA South Region.
PBA is putting the finishing touches on their regular season schedule as they will take on Nova Southeastern University in a key regional match on Saturday, April 6 in Fort Lauderdale. The Sharks are currently ranked just ahead of PBA in the regional rankings while holding on to a No. 21 national ranking.