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Clemson Ranked 25th In Men’s Tennis Poll

Clemson Ranked 25th In Men’s Tennis Poll

Feb. 2, 2000

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Clemson men’s tennis team is ranked 25th in the first WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings administered and released today by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). These are the first rankings of the 2000 season and included results through last Sunday.

Clemson will open its 2000 dual match season with matches at the SMU Winter Invitaitonal in Dallas, TX on February 12. The Tigers will also play at Baylor on February 14 on the same trip.

The UCLA men and Stanford women are No. 1 in the polls. The Stanford women (5-0) got a boost last weekend with the return of sophomore All-American Marissa Irvin to the lineup. Irvin, who reached the second round of the Australian Open last month, led the Cardinal to wins over Washington and Washington State. Stanford received all six first-place votes and 450 points from the ITA National Ranking Committee.

Florida (1-0) trailed top-ranked Stanford by six points and tallied 444 total at No. 2 in the women’s rankings. Following Stanford and Florida, which have played for the NCAA title three of the last four years, in the Top 10 are: California (3-0), Duke (3-0), Georgia (1-0), Mississippi (3-0), Pepperdine (3-0), UCLA (3-1), Texas (0-0) and Wake Forest (0-0). Arizona State (2-1) is No. 11 and followed by: Southern California, South Carolina, Tennessee,

William & Mary, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Florida State and South Alabama.

The No. 21 Arizona women jumped into the Top 25 after a 5-4 upset win over UCLA on Friday.

The UCLA men (5-0) picked up wins over No. 17 Fresno State, Arizona State and Arizona last week. The Bruins got all eight first-place votes and 525 points from the ITA National Ranking Committee.

The men’s top six remained the same with UCLA being followed by: LSU (3-0), Stanford (1-0), Duke (0-0), Florida (0-0) and Mississippi (0-0). No. 7

Georgia (1-0) moved up one spot while No. 8 SMU (2-0) and No. 9 Virginia

Commonwealth (3-0) each jumped four spots into the Top 10. Illinois (1-0) is No. 10 and the second ten is: Southern California, Baylor, Mississippi State, Tennessee, South Carolina, TCU, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Texas and Pepperdine.

There are 13 schools with both men’s and women’s teams in the Top 25. The WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings are released on a weekly

basis and include the Top 75 men’s and women’s teams in the nation. A complete listing is available at www.ITAtennis.com, the official website for the ITA.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which is based in Princeton, N.J., administers the ITA Collegiate Grand Slam

Championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, presented by the USTA, and the WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings for men’s and women’s tennis at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor

excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.

MEN’S TENNIS (Feb. 2) WingspanBank.com Top 25 rankings:

W-L Pts Preseason
1. UCLA (8) 5-0 525 1
2. LSU 3-0 517 2
3. Stanford 1-0 510 3
4. Duke 0-0 505 4
5. Florida 0-0 495 5
6. Mississippi 0-0 488 6
7. Georgia 1-0 476 8
8. SMU 2-0 466 12
9. Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 464 13
10. Illinois 1-0 459 10
11. Southern California 4-0 453 11
12. Baylor 0-1 443 7
13. Mississippi State 1-0 438 14
14. Tennessee 4-1 437 9
15. South Carolina 0-0 424 15
16. TCU 2-0 422 16
17. Texas A&M 0-0 421 17
18. Kentucky 2-0 420 19
19. Texas 2-0 401 20
20. Pepperdine 4-0 397 21
21. Virginia 1-0 367 23
22. Auburn 0-0 363 24
23. Minnesota 6-0 361 NR
24. Harvard 0-0 349 25
25. Clemson 0-0 347 NR

WOMEN’S TENNIS (Feb. 2) WingspanBank.com Top 25 rankings:

W-L Pts Preseason
1. Stanford (6) 5-0 450 1
2. Florida 1-0 444 2
3. California 3-0 438 3
4. Duke 3-0 430 4
5. Georgia 1-0 428 5
6. Mississippi 3-0 420 7
7. Pepperdine 3-0 411 8
8. UCLA 3-1 403 6
9. Texas 0-0 402 9
10. Wake Forest 0-0 395 11
11. Arizona State 2-1 395 12
12. Southern California 1-1 384 10
13. South Carolina 0-0 381 13
14. Tennessee 2-1 373 14
15. William & Mary 3-1 365 15
16. Vanderbilt 2-0 361 16
17. Notre Dame 3-1 353 18
18. Northwestern 1-0 346 20
19. Florida State 1-0 343 19
20. South Alabama 0-1 336 17
T21. Arizona 4-1 324 NR
T21. Kentucky 2-0 324 NR
23. LSU 4-0 321 23
24. Washington 2-5 309 T23
25. Fresno State 0-1 307 T23

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