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Men’s Tennis Earns Highest End of the Year National Ranking since 2007 – William & Mary Athletics
May 26, 2021
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – William & Mary males’s tennis earned its greatest finish of the yr nationwide rating in 14 years, coming in at No. 59 within the last Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation (ITA) Nationwide Rankings launched on Wednesday.
The Tribe received seven of its last 9 matches, superior to the CAA Championship match and ended the yr at 9-6 general. It marked the second time within the final 4 years beneath head coach Jeff Kader that the Tribe completed the yr within the nationwide rating. This season marked this system’s highest finish of the yr nationwide rating because it closed out the 2007 marketing campaign at No. 45 within the nation.
In complete, the Tribe received three matches in opposition to groups within the last nationwide prime 70. The Inexperienced and Gold upset No. 53-ranked Previous Dominion, 4-3, because of a three-set win from senior Chen Ruo at on April 10. The Tribe additionally topped No. 61-ranked and eventual Southern Convention Champion East Tennessee State to open the season behind a clinching win from graduate scholar Brenden Volk.
Within the CAA Event, the Tribe upended Elon in an exciting 4-3 win on Could 1, rallied from a 3-1 deficit thanks to a few straight three-set singles wins from Ruo, graduate scholar Lev Kazakov and senior Finbar Talcott. W&M almost rallied from a 3-1 deficit within the championship match as properly, however suffered a 4-3 setback to No. 57-ranked UNCW.