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IMG Academy alumnus Sem Verbeek climbs ITA rankings, breaks into top-100

University of the Pacific Athletics
Sem Verbeek, playing No. 1 singles for University of the Pacific, broke into the top-100 of the ITA rankings, announced this week

IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis alumnus Sem Verbeek has earned his place as the top player in the University of the Pacific's mens tennis program. Verbeek, the No. 1 singles player in the program recently broke into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) top-100, raching No. 95 in the rankings. 

For more, here is the release from the University of the Pacific Athletics

Stockton, Calif. - Pacific men's tennis sophomore Sem Verbeek is ranked No. 95 in the country in the latest ITA Rankings.

Sem is playing at No. 1 singles for the Tigers, where he holds a 3-2 record in dual matches in 2014. His record includes a victory over then No. 45 Samir Iftikhar and over Stanford No. 1 John Morrissey. He also plays doubles with freshman Miguel Diaz for Pacific.

"Sem had a very solid win this past weekend against New Mexico's No. 1 player who was, at the time No. 45," said Pacific Men's Tennis Head Coach Ryan Redondo. "As a sophomore and leader of the line-up, Sem is improving everyday. Even his losses he turns into lessons which is the sign of a champion. It's very exciting to watch him grow."