Seward County Community College menís and womenís tennis Head Coach, Darin Workman, has announced that four sophomore tennis players have signed letterís of intent to four-year collegeís for the 2006-2007 school year. The three sophomores from the Saints tennis program that have signed are Thiago Lins (Bethel College), Diego Paredes (St. Thomas University) and Josh Rollins (Colorado State University-Pueblo). Lady Saint, Thu Ha Mai (Drury University), was one of only two sophomores on the Seward County 2006 National Tournament 10th place team.

SCCC No. 1 singles player, Thiago Lins, will join former Saints No. 1 singles player, Luis Salas, at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. The Bethel Wildcats are an NAIA program that competes in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In 2006, Bethel finished 17-3 overall, while Salas completed his first year with a 14-3 overall record at No. 2 singles.

Lins, originally from Sorocaba, Brazil, completed his sophomore year with a fourth place finish (No. 1 singles) at the regional tourney and a second round finish in the consolation bracket at the national tournament. Lins was ranked No. 30 (ITA national rankings) during his sophomore season.

Rollins will play at Colorado State University-Pueblo, in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, which is an NCAA Division II program. Rollinsí career at SCCC was highlighted by a runner-up finish in No. 3 doubles at the 2006 Regional Tournament. Rollins and doubles partner, Bruno Falcao, finished with a 7-6 record in 2006 and finished their season in the round of 16 at the NJCAA National Tournament. Rollins, originally from Amarillo, Texas, will join a Thunderwolves program that went 3-15 overall in 2006 and returns five players for next year.

Paredes has signed at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, where he will compete in the Florida Sun Conference (NAIA). Paredes, a sophomore from Lima, Peru, will join four returning players at St. Thomas that compiled a 2-12 overall record in 2006. Paredes recorded a perfect 3-0 record in singles during the 2005 season for the Saints.

Thu Ha Mai has signed with NCAA D-II tennis power, Drury University, where she will once again team with former Lady Saints All-American, Alejandra Miranda-Sanchez. Drury set a program best in 2006 finishing in the Final Eight of the NCAA D-II National Championship Tournament. In 2006, Drury was ranked No. 24 and completed their season with a 22-4 overall record. Sanchez, a 2004 ITA/NJCAA All-American at Seward County, was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Most Valuable Player after a stellar junior season for the Lady Panthers.

Mai closed out her career at SCCC with a third place finish at the regional tournament in No. 1 singles and finished in the round of 16 at the NJCAA National Tournament. Mai won 24 matches in her career at SCCC and was ranked No. 22 in the nation as a singles player in 2006.