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    By The Number: Clearly she knows what a racket is

    207th

    That was, at best, the actual tennis ranking of one of the students whose parents are embroiled in the college bribery scam uncovered by the FBI in “Operation Varsity Blues.”

    According to investigators, Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez’s daughter submitted an October 2015 application to Georgetown University that included an essay in which she gushed over her supposed love of tennis and claimed to have been ranked among the “Top 50” in the US Tennis Association Junior Girls Team since her sophomore year.

    “At her best, she appears to have ranked 207th in Northern California in the under-12 girls division, with an overall win/loss record of 2-8,” federal prosecutors wrote in a footnote to a 204-page affidavit.

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    At least we can be sure that she knows what a racket is.

    aimee.ortiz@globe.com@aimee_ortiz