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Texas A&M Menís Tennis Moves to No. 9

January 29, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M men’s tennis team moved up two places in the latest ITA Rankings to No. 9, moving into the top 10 for the first time since the final rankings of the 2011 season.  The Aggies have moved up in each of the first three ITA rankings this spring.

“Obviously one of our team goals is to be in the top ten this year,” head coach Steve Denton said. “This ranking will help in seeding for the ITA National Indoor that we are hosting in Houston in a couple weeks and eventually NCAA selections, but it is really early in the season and our focus is developing our player’s skills and gaining confidence as a team.”

The Aggies improved to 4-0 on the young season with victories over UTSA and Lamar at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. The Aggies failed to claim the doubles point against the Roadrunners but won all 12 sets in singles on their way to the 6-1 victory.

A&M is one of only 13 teams with both men’s and women’s programs currently ranked in the Top 25 and joins UCLA, Georgia and Southern Cal as the only schools with both teams ranked in the Top 10.

The SEC continues to dominate the ITA poll with 10 teams ranked in the Top 25. The ACC ranks second with four teams while the Big 12 and Pac 12 boast three teams apiece.

Texas A&M will be back in action again Sunday, Feb. 2, as it welcomes SMU and Nicholls State to the Mitchell Tennis Center at noon and 4 p.m., respectively. To learn more about the men’s tennis team, visit AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieMTEN on Twitter.

 

ITA Division I Men's National Team Rankings 

Administered by the ITA

NCAA Division I Tennis

January 29, 2014

   

 

Rank

School

Previous Week

1

University of Virginia

1

2

UCLA

2

3

University of Georgia

3

4

University of Southern California

4

5

Ohio State University

5

6

University of Tennessee

6

7

Baylor University

7

8

University of Oklahoma

9

9

Texas A&M University

11

10

Mississippi State University

13

11

University of Florida

14

12

California

16

13

University of Kentucky

8

14

University of Texas

20

15

Duke University

17

16

Pepperdine

12

17

University of South Carolina

18

18

University of Memphis

21

19

University of Illinois

22

20

Wake Forest University

19

21

Vanderbilt University

15

22

University of Notre Dame

29

23

University of Mississippi

10

T-24

Clemson University

25

T-24

Harvard University

T-26

 

About the ITA Rankings 

As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the ITA College Tennis Rankings (Singles, Doubles, and Team) that are designed to track the top men and women teams and singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.

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