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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Dec. 10, 2010

ITA Announces Preseason Rankings

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association's preseason rankings have been released, with both Northwest Missouri State squads ranked in the region, including a top-20 national ranking for the Bearcat men.

The Northwest men come into the season ranked second overall in the South Central region behind Abilene Christian. The men are also ranked 20th in the country by the ITA.

Malcolm Harrison is the second-ranked singles player in the region, behind defending regional champion Hans Hach of Abilene Christian. Harrison is also ranked 29th in the nation. The senior from Kansas City, Mo., is ranked third in doubles play along with partner Vijit Sehgal. Calvin Patterson is ranked 53rd overall in the country as the Bearcats' number two singles player.

The Bearcat women will begin the season ranked in the region as well. Northwest is currently ranked 10th in the preseason poll.

The men's tennis season begins on Feb. 18 as the Bearcats host St. Edward's (Texas) at Frank Grube Courts. The Bearcat women will host Drury on March 5 beginning at 10 a.m. to start it's 2011 spring season.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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