The McPherson College men's tennis Team is starting where they left off last season. Two players on the McPherson Men's Tennis squad have been recognized regionally and nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in their latest individual ranking released on Nov. 22.
Junior standout player Rafael Bulnes comes in ranked No. 3 in the Central Region and No. 25 in the Nation in singles. Bulnes advanced all the way to the finals of the ITA/NAIA Central Regional Championships in Omaha, Neb. in late September.
Bulnes partnered with freshman Joan-Marc Fajula Rodriguez to come in ranked second in the Central Region and 11th Nationally in doubles.
Bulnes and Fajula-Rodriguez advanced all the way to the finals of the ITA/NAIA Central Regional Championship, losing a heart-breaker in the third set tie-break. Freshman Fajula-Rodriguez comes in ranked seventh in the Central Region and number 43 Nationally.
The Bulldogs are looking to build off of last year's success. Although a bit depleted with the graduation of two key starters from last season, the Bulldogs look to test their skill with a tough schedule.