View all news

Lady Hawks Tennis Team Start Season Number One in National Rankings


The Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Lady Hawks Tennis Team was ranked number one nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Junior College Women’s National and Regional Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point.

“This is the first time in over 15 years the Lady Hawks started off the season as the number one nationally ranked junior college team,” HCC Athletics Director and Tennis Head Coach, Sarah Lytle, said.

The national rankings consist of the top 25 team rankings, while the regional rankings represent Regions II, III and IV, as well as the Southern California Region. NJCAA rankings are compiled by the ITA National Ranking Committees.

“This team is motivated to maintain their number one ranking throughout the season and are focused on the main goal to win the NJCAA national championship title for the first time since 2008,” Lytle said.

The Lady Hawks started the season 2-0 in regional matches against Eastern Florida State College on February 9 and State College of Florida on February 11, with both matches won 9-0. The team also have wins over NCAA Division 2 programs Florida Southern College and the University of Tampa, both of which are nationally ranked in the top 20 of Division 2. To view the team’s schedule, visit the HCC Athletics website.

To view the full rankings list, visit the ITA website.

Hillsborough Community College serves more than 42,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. For more information, visit

HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Hillsborough Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 3033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Visit for more information.

Multimedia Files:

View all news