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.
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.
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.
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|