Schneider and Motlojoa Ranked No. 7 in Final Oracle/ITA NCAA III Central Region Rankings

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has released the Oracle/ITA Division III 2020 final national and regional rankings.

The Luther College duo of junior Cole Schneider (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) and sophomore Nyathi Motlojoa (Lesothoa, South Africa/Grey College) finished the COVID-19 shortened year ranked No. 7 in the Central Region.

Luther had played 11 matches posting an overall record of 7-4, 2-0 in the American Rivers Conference, before all NCAA III spring sports were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Schneider and Motlojoa finished the year with a record of 16-4.  They started the fall schedule with a second place finish at the American Rivers Conference Individual Tournament. One week later, they were the runner-ups at the 2019 ITA Midwest Regional Championships, hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College, Sept. 27-30. The runner-up finish qualified them for a trip to the 2019 ITA Cup played at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, Rome, Georgia, Oct. 17-20, where they posted a record of 1-2.

Oracle/ITA NCAA III Central Region Rankings

Cole Schneider
Nyathi Motlojoa

American Rivers Conference

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