For the eighth consecutive year, the Seward County Community College women’s tennis team has received a Top 20 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) pre-season ranking. The Lady Saints have been picked No. 17 by the ITA in the pre-season poll, following a 14th place finish at the 2007 NJCAA National Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. Seward County also had a doubles pair ranked in the Top 65 as sophomore Erica Herrera and Sanela Dejanovic were tabbed No. 43 in the nation. Lady Saints head coach Darin Workman has guided Seward County to back-to-back appearances at the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time in the program’s history.

The Top 10 is loaded with programs who are yearly contenders for the NJCAA championship including No. 1 Lee College, No. 2 Tyler Junior College, No. 3 Hillsborough Community College, No. 4 Collin County Community College, No. 5 North Central Texas College, No. 6 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, No. 7 Cowley College, No. 8 Florida Community College, No. 9 Barton County Community College and No. 10 Meridian Community College.

The Lady Saints doubles pair of Herrera and Dejanovic earned a No. 43 national ranking following a 2-3 record this past fall season, in both players’ sophomore season at Seward County.