Tennis Features Two Doubles Teams Ranked By ITA

Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director

Courtesy Ron HilliardCourtesy Ron Hilliard

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The men’s and women’s tennis teams at Palm Beach Atlantic featured doubles teams in the final ITA Rankings released this week.

The men’s team of Rafael Lenz and Bernardo Ferreira were ranked No. 10 in the South Region rankings after finishing the year at 12-6 overall. They posted a 3-3 record in Sunshine State Conference matches and were 2-1 against nationally ranked opponents. The duo were able to defeat then-No. 11 doubles team from Queens (N.Y.) back on March 13 before taking down Embry-Riddle’s nationally-ranked No. 7 squad on April 2.

The women’s doubles team of Taylor Conti and Valerie Nagovitcina were also ranked No. 10 in the South Region, the first women’s doubles team to receive a regional ranking since November 2014. The duo posted a 6-1 record together at the top spot in the lineup and defeated a nationally-ranked team from Indiana (PA) back on March 17. That was the first time they played together on the season. Their only loss together came against Nova Southeastern where they fell to then-No. 23 Isabella Lowrey and Liucelena Perez 8-6.

In addition the men’s team was ranked No. 35 nationally to close out the year after posting a 12-9 overall record.

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