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Individual Tennis Preseason Rankings Released


MALIBU, Calif. -- Five individuals and two doubles teams from the Pepperdine men's and women's tennis teams have earned preseason national rankings according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

On the men's side, senior Andre Begemann (Blomberg, Germany) is ranked eighth nationally, while sophomores Bassam Beidas (Cairo, Egypt) and James Lemke (Melbourne, Australia) are 31st and tied for 125th, respectively. Beidas and Lemke are ranked 55th in doubles.

For the women, seniors Sylvia Kosakowski (Downey, Calif./Warren HS) and Bianca Dulgheru (Bucharest, Romania) combine to form the eighth-ranked doubles team in the country. Individually, Kosakowski is 38th and Dulgheru is 55th.

The men's tennis team debuts in 2007-08 at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 4-7, while the women's tennis squad gets its start in late September, with some members heading to the San Diego State Tournament (Sept. 28-30) and others to the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Sept. 29-Oct. 7).



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