The Seward County Community College menís tennis team will make their second straight appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament, after qualifying with a third-place finish at the Regional Tournament last weekend in Wichita. Seward County finished in third-place at regionals behind Johnson County Community College and runner-up, Cowley College. The No. 6 nationally-ranked Saints were led by No. 5 singles player, Rogerio Yamamoto, who won his first collegiate Regional championship in singles competition. Yamamoto was a regional champion last year at No. 2 doubles for the Saints. Seward County had a total of one first-place finish, six third-place finishes and two doubles teams that received fourth-place.

The Saints will now advance to the NJCAA National Tournament, and try to and improve on their team ninth-place finish from a year ago.

Seward County had five singles players finish in third-place including No. 1 singles Ruben Mora, No. 2 singles Roberto Gomez, No. 4 singles Victor Mesquita and No. 6 singles Luis Cabizuca.

The Saints top doubles finish came from No. 2 doubles pair, Yamamoto and Cabizuca, who finished in third-place. No. 1 doubles pair, Mora and Mesquita, along with No. 3 doubles partners Perkusch and Hambleton, both finished in fourth-place.

Seward County will compete at the NJCAA Division I National Tennis Tournament on May 13-18, in Plano, Texas, on the campus of Collin County Community College.