As one month of play officially comes to an end during the 2023 collegiate tennis spring season, some programs have begun to make their climb up the rankings, picking up some big Top 25 wins to bolster their resume.
After starting the year ranked No. 20 in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Preseason Coaches Poll, Vanderbilt has continued to climb up the rankings, taking their biggest jump this week all the way to No. 9 in the country.
The Dores have gotten off to a 3-0 start to the season, including an impressive win over NC State during ITA Kickoff Weekend play which helped secure them their first ITA National Team Indoor Championship berth since the 2019 season.
For Michigan, they moved up eight spots over the course of January, earning wins over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to begin the year.
Now 3-0 on the season, the Wolverines are set for a Kickoff Weekend Regional Championship rematch this week when Oklahoma State travels to Ann Arbor for a final showdown before Michigan travels to the Indoor Championships.
Iowa State has been making its name known to start the 2023 dual-match season. Participating in their first-ever ITA Kickoff Weekend, the Cyclones took down both No. 18 Georgia Tech and No. 10 Miami to move on to the ITA Indoor Championships.
Tabbed as Iowa State’s two highest-ranked wins in program history, the Cyclones have steadily risen up the rankings to start the spring and currently rank No. 14 in the Feb. 1 Rankings.
Another first-time ITA Indoor Championship participant in 2023 will be San Diego who shocked the world by taking down No. 25 Georgia Tech and No. 11 Cal during Kickoff Weekend play this past weekend.
These wins were the first two wins of the first-year head coach, Nadia Abdala’s coaching career after she took over for legendary San Diego Women’s Tennis Head Coach Sherri Stephens.
Rounding out this month’s top teams will be Ohio State, who already has two Top 25 wins on the season. Taking down Oklahoma to start the year, the Buckeyes have continued to feed off of this momentum and earned two big wins over Old Dominion and Tennessee to advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.