Just as he does every year, Bronco men's tennis coach Gene Hardman has his team aiming for a national finish. Last year, the NMMI men finished 12th, and the come into the season ranked 13th.
"So the goal is to do better. If we could ever get top 10," he said, "But that's tough. You look at the top 10 teams, they're really good."
Thanks to Geoff Gunn for this report
The Bronco men's tennis team is once againranked amongthe top 15junior college teams in the nation, according to the Nov. 8th Intercollegiate Tennis Association pre-seasonpoll, conducted at the end of competition during the the Fall semester off-season. This final Fall ranking predicts the strength of the top teams as they prepare for their spring season.
After beating Laredo Community College sophomore Cledson Carvalho, the number-one-ranked junior college player in the country, in three sets at last month's ITA Southwest Regional Championships, Collin's own Damian Hume, a second-semester freshman, won the whole shebang at the ITA National Small College Championships in Mobile, Alabama this past weekend. And, on top of winning the tournament, Damian was awarded the 2009 James O'Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Award.