SKILLMAN, N.J. — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its third edition of the 2014 National and Regional rankings on Wednesday.
For the first time since the program's return in 2005, the McPherson College women are recognized nationally in singles and doubles.
In singles, No. 1 player Emma Sheehan moved up one spot in the Central Region to No. 5 and makes her first appearance in the national ranking at No. 45.
In doubles, Sheehan and partner Brittany Gourlay cracked the Top 10 ranking in the Central region, slotted 10th. Gourlay makes her first appearance in the regional ranking in both singles and doubles. She is ranked No. 20 in singles and No. 10 in doubles.
Nikki Vorhess made the Central Regional ranking for the first time this season debuting at No. 19. Her sister Brooke represents McPherson in the Central Region, ranked at No. 3 doubles and No. 25 in the national poll. Brooke Vorhees moved up several spots in the Central Region ranking to No. 14 individually.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for our individual players and the future of the McPherson College Bulldog program," Mac Jeff Benito said. "I am quite proud of each and every one of them."