Willamette Men's Tennis is Ranked #19 in West Region

Wong Secures #6 Ranking in Singles

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- In the first NCAA Division III Men's Tennis West Region Rankings of 2012-13 released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), Willamette is listed at #19 in the team rankings and Bearcat senior Joshua Wong (Hilo, HI/Hilo HS) is ranked #6 in singles.

Wong finished second in the singles bracket at the USTA/ITA Northwest Small College Championships this fall. He was defeated in the final by Colton Malesovas of Whitman College, 6-4, 7-5.

Aaron Skinner from Trinity University (Texas) tops the men's singles list for the West Region with a #1 ranking. He is followed by Neel Kotrappa from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) at #2 and Malesovas at #3. Chris Wiechert from Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) is #4 and Ryan Ybarra from the University of Texas at Tyler is ranked #5.

Wong holds the highest ranking of four Northwest Conference athletes listed in the Top 25 in singles. Andrew La Cava of Whitman College is ranked #10, Andy Riggs from Whitman is ranked #13 and Giancarlo Battaglia of Pacific University is ranked #14.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is first in the team rankings, with the University of California-Santa Cruz at #2 and Trinity at #3. Pomona-Pitzer owns the #4 ranking and California Lutheran University is listed at #5

A total of five NWC teams are ranked in the West Region. In addition to Willamette, other NWC teams in the rankings are Whitman at #6, George Fox University is #11, Pacific at #12 and Whitworth University at #20.

All of the ITA rankings are located on the association's website at rankings can be found at www.itatennis.com.

West Region Rankings
NCAA Division III
Men's Tennis
West Region Rankings
Released by the ITA
Fall, 2012
Joshua Wong is ranked #6 in the West Region in singles.

Joshua Wong is ranked #6 in the West Region in singles.