College Tennis is continuing to serve as a pathway to the pros. Today we celebrate some new heights achieved by former student-athletes in the April 4th ATP/WTA Rankings. Altogether, seven former collegiate athletes now rank within the Top-Ten of the Singles and Doubles ATP and WTA Rankings which shows just how valuable college experience is proving to be on the tour.
Pathway to the Pros 🏆— ITA (@ITA_Tennis) April 5, 2022
College Tennis is well represented in both the ATP & WTA Top-Ten this week ⬇️#WeAreCollegeTennis pic.twitter.com/1p8ce5hnqs
Former Virginia women’s standout Danielle Collins rises up to No. 8 in the latest WTA Singles Rankings. After finishing Runner-Up at the 2022 Australian Open, Collins has carried her momentum into the tournaments to follow climbing up to a new career-high ranking this week.
From the University of Virginia to being the No. 8 women’s tennis player in the world! Danielle Collins’ journey is all about following your dreams in order to get to the next level and a @GEICO Feel Good Moment!— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) April 4, 2022
Cam Norrie, who played collegiately for TCU, makes his ATP Singles Top-Ten debut this week. The former Horned Frog continues to string together strong results on tour and enters this week as the No. 10 ranked player in the world.
Congratulations to the one and only @cam_norrie for cracking the ATP Top 10!!#ShipIt x #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/258z9XLu17— TCU Men’s Tennis (@TCUMensTennis) April 5, 2022
Memphis alum Joe Salisbury reached the top of the ATP Doubles Rankings this week. He and his partner, Rajeev Ram (Illinois), have made a name for themselves within the doubles circuit winning eight doubles titles on the ATP Tour.
There is a new World No. 1 in town 🙌— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 4, 2022
Congratulations @joesalisbury92 on reaching the top of the Doubles Rankings 👏 #ATPRankings
A new-career high ranking for @RajeevRam— Illinois M Tennis (@IlliniMTennis) April 4, 2022
He reaches #️⃣2️⃣ in the latest @atptour doubles rankings!#Illini pic.twitter.com/glBtcUr6Z9
Ena Shibahara (UCLA), Time Puetz (Auburn), and John Peers (Middle Tenn./Baylor) are also featured in the Top-Ten of the Apr. 4 ATP and WTA Rankings.
Current Ranked College Alum in the ATP/WTA
- Top-Ten for 4/4/2022
|10 (Men’s Singles)||Cameron Norrie||TCU|
|8 (Women’s Singles)||Danielle Collins||Virginia|
|1 (Men’s Doubles)||Joe Salisbury||Memphis|
|2 (Men’s Doubles)||Rajeev Ram||Illinois|
|9 (Men’s Doubles)||Tim Puetz||Auburn|
|10 (Men’s Doubles)||John Peers||Middle Tenn./Baylor|
|6 (Women’s Doubles)||Ena Shibahara||UCLA|