MEXICO CITY - Saint Joseph's women's tennis rising junior Amanda Nava capped a marvelous run at the XIV Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City by winning two gold medals and a silver medal at the international competition.
Playing for Mexico, Nava captured gold in the singles open flight and teamed with Janisse Kershenovich to win gold in open doubles. Nava wasn't done though as she picked up her third medal of the XIV Pan American Maccabi Games, earning silver in the mixed doubles open flight.
Selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team in May, Nava capped her sophomore campaign with a 20-6 singles mark. Tying for fifth-most overall victories in a year, her 18 wins at No. 1 singles ranked second-most in a single season. A two-year starter, Nava currently ranks fourth for career victories at No. 1 singles (29) and 10th in all-time career wins (40).
The Pan American Maccabi Games are held every four years in one of the Latin America countries and is sponsored by the Latin American Maccabi Confederation (CLAM). Participants include athletes representing North, Central and South America, Israel and other countries throughout the Diaspora. One of the main missions is to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish Pride, strengthening Jewish bonds, and by creating a heightened awareness of Israel and Jewish Identity.
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