May 31, 2012

Women’s Tennis Concludes 2012 Season with 12th-Place Ranking

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its final standings of the 2012 season on Wednesday as the Lions' women's tennis program concluded its campaign as the 12th-best team in Division II. The finish is a program best for Saint Leo. Additionally, the Lions ended their campaign tied for fourth in-region, finishing just behind SSC foes Lynn and Barry.

The women, who finished with a program-record 18 wins, including the first-ever win over Rollins in the NCAA Tournament, moved up two spots from the May 2 poll.

 "This year has been a breakout year for the women," said Head Coach James Bryce. "It was exciting to watch them develop and grow as a team throughout the year. We had some great wins over good teams and a first in program history as well. With most of the lineup returning, plus our incoming additions, we are all excited to see what 2012-13 has in store."

Individually, Laura Kemkes, an All-Sunshine State Conference First Team member and CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's At-Large selection, concluded the year as the nation's 14th-ranked, and region's fourth-ranked singles player, while Emily Singleton and Adrianna Daszkiewicz ended play 16th and 19th in regional singles play, respectively.

The doubles tandem of Emily Singleton and Kemkes, an All-SSC First Team duo, finished the year ranked 12th in the country and third in the region.

View the complete national rankings here, and complete regional rankings here

Complete men's rankings will be released in the coming days.

For more on the nationally-ranked women's tennis teams, visit SaintLeoLions.com.