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Tennis Teams Tops In Nation

Tennis Teams Tops In Nation

The Collin College men's and women's tennis teams are ranked No. 4 in the nation heading into their repsective national tournaments in May.

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The Collin College men's and women's tennis teams are ranked No. 4 in the nation heading into their respective national tournaments in May.

April 23, 2012 – The Collin College men’s and women’s tennis teams are aiming high.

According to the latest rankings from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the men’s and women’s teams are ranked No. 4 in the nation.

"We have had a solid season thus far,” said head coach Marty Berryman. “We have had some really good wins, but now it comes down to the Region V Championships as we gear up for the National Tournaments."

Defending national champion Tyler Junior College is atop the women’s rankings and the men’s squad is three spots below the defending national champion Vincennes University.

The men’s national championship tournament will be at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Monday-Friday, May 14-18. The men last won a national championship in 2010, its only Division I title. It won Division II titles in 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1995.

The women won four straight division titles from 1991-1994.

In 2010, Berryman, a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame, was named NJCAA Coach of the Year and had received Coach of the Year honors eight times at the Division II level.

Comprised of about 1,700 men's and women's coaches representing more than 1,200 institutions across the country from all three NCAA Divisions, as well as the NAIA and Junior and Community Colleges, the ITA oversees activities involving more than 15,000 varsity college student-athletes.

Collin College will host the NJCAA Men’s National Tennis Championships May 14-18 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Campus in Plano.

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