Saint Joseph's women's tennis junior Amanda Nava recently secured her first-ever International Tennis Federation world ranking.  Nava is just the second women's tennis student-athlete in SJU history to be ranked by the ITF.

Nava, who represents Mexico, was ranked 1,123rd in her first appearance in the rankings and has since moved up to 1,099th in the most recent edition.  She reached the Round of 16 in her most recent event in Cancun after a pair of appearances in the Round of 32 earlier in the summer.

She joins Casey Robinson '13 as the only Hawk women's tennis student-athletes to achieve an ITF ranking; Robinson reached a ranking of 852nd during her career.

The ranking caps off a strong summer for Nava, who has been named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team in each of her two seasons on Hawk Hill.  In July, Nava claimed three medals at the XIV Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City.  She won gold medals in both the singles and doubles open flights while taking home silver in mixed doubles.

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