The ITA NAIA National rankings for women’s tennis were released this past week and McPherson College received some well-deserved attention.
“These rankings show just how talented of a women’s team we have this year,” said Head Coach Justin Stuckey. “Most teams are doing extremely well when one player is ranked nationally or they have one doubles team, so the fact that we have three players currently ranked in the top-50 in singles and one doubles team in the top-25 says a lot about where we are right now.”
Lea Striegel received the highest ranking in McPherson College women’s tennis history at No. 21.
Nikki Thornburg comes in with her first national singles ranking in her career at No. 38.
Nikki Vorhees also received also her first national ranking at No. 45 and is partnered with Zoe Bouwmeester for Mac’s only nationally ranked doubles team at No. 22. Bouwmeester is the first freshmen MC has ever had ranked in doubles.
“Lea is only a freshman and her ranking speaks highly of the level of tennis she is already playing at,” continued Coach Stuckey. “Nikki T’s recognition is well deserved due to what she has done this fall. This is not the first time that Nikki Vorhees has been ranked in doubles but for Zoe Bouwmeester, her partner this fall, to be a freshmen speaks highly to the level of doubles the duo is playing at.”
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McPherson College is a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member school and a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.