The Texas Men’s Tennis Team rose to the No. 1 position in team rankings and had six individual listings, including four in singles and two doubles pairs, in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Rankings.
It marks the first time the Longhorns have reached the top spot in the rankings in program history based on available records. Texas had been ranked as high as No. 2 in 2009.
Texas is the only team in the nation with two singles players ranked in the top 10. In having a doubles pair also ranked in the top 10, the singles mark would have to be expanded to the top 30 to find any other teams (No. 1 Ohio State) with two singles players and one doubles team ranked that highly.
This past week, Texas advanced its record to 20-2 for the season by capturing a road victory at No. 10 TCU on Saturday, 6-1, sweeping the six singles matches. It equals its best record through 22 matches since 2002. It was the Longhorns’ fifth win over a top-10 team this season. (Source: The University of Texas at Austin)
Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Rankings
Top 50 National Team
Administered by the ITA
April 9, 2019
There’s a new No. 1️⃣ in men’s college tennis!— Texas Men’s Tennis (@TexasMTN) April 9, 2019
The Longhorns reach the top spot for the first time in the @ITA_Tennis rankings after being as high as No. 2 in 2009.
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