W. Tennis Finishes Ninth in ITA Rankings
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s tennis team checks in at ninth in the nation in the year-end ITA rankings.
It is the highest final mark for the Hurricanes since 2013 (eighth) and their first top-10 finish since 2016 (No. 10). This is the ninth time in the last 16 completed seasons Miami has ended the season ranked top-10 and the 14th time in the last 18 full seasons it has taken a top-15 spot.
Miami went 19-6 (10-3 ACC) on the season and ascended as high as sixth in the ITA poll. It earned 11 wins over programs that finished top-35, including six versus top-25 teams. Headlining that list are victories over fourth-ranked Duke and fifth-ranked Virginia, the latter a 6-1 road decision.
The Hurricanes, Blue Devils and Cavaliers are among 11 ACC teams in the final rankings, with six in the top 25 and five in the top 10. The trio is joined by third-ranked North Carolina, No. 23 Wake Forest, No. 32 Georgia Tech, No. 33 Florida State, No. 48 Notre Dame, No. 61 Syracuse and No. 63 Clemson.
Under the direction of 21st-year head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, the Hurricanes finished 15 spots higher than they were picked in the preseason poll when they took the No. 24 spot. Miami ended the season with its 14th trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in the last 18 tournaments, including its 13th in the past 16.
The complete ITA poll can be found HERE. The final singles and doubles rankings come out June 2, four days after the individual NCAA Championships conclude.