After a solid fall season the Northwest Missouri State women's tennis team will open the season ranked No. 2 in the Central Region announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
The Bearcats also place the doubles team of Camila Quesada and Alexis Bartek in the ITA national rankings checking in at No. 22. Quesada and Bartek went 21-8 last year as a doubles team before falling in the MIAA Championships.
Quesada and Bartek also earned a spot in the Central Region singles rankings with Quesada checking in at No. 4 and Bartek at No. 8. Freshman Gisela Font joined the two juniors in the singles rankings as she will begin the 2013 season at No. 18.
Northwest opens the 2013 spring season Feb. 16 when they host new MIAA member, Northeastern State at the Indoor Tennis Club in St. Joseph.