Indiana University East sophomore Thais Mendez is the top-ranked River States
Conference tennis player in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)
national and regional singles rankings released this month.
Mendez is No. 29 in the NAIA national singles rankings. She is No. 7 in the NAIA
East Region singles rankings.
Mendez finished the fall season with a 15-1 record at No. 1 singles. She reached the
championship match in the main singles bracket at the NAIA's ITA Midwest Regional in
Mendez is the first IU East tennis player to earn an Oracle/ITA national or regional
The conference championship season for the IU East tennis program is in the spring.

Note for Richmond media: Northeastern graduate and Indiana Wesleyan senior Grant
Esposito is seventh in the NAIA's national doubles rankings