Miami Ranked No. 47 in ITA Team Rankings
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team maintained its position in the ITA top-50, checking in at No. 47 in this week’s ITA rankings, as announced Tuesday morning.
Miami (14-7, 5-5 ACC) went 1-1 this week, falling 4-3 on the road at No. 18 Florida State and defeating Boston College, 7-0, at home on Senior Day.
The Hurricanes have appeared in the ITA top-60 for 11 straight weeks, ascending as high as No. 42 this season.
Graduate student Dan Martin fell one spot to No. 52 in the singles rankings after going 1-1 at the top position. His only loss of the week came against fourth-ranked Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7), 4-6 setback in Tallahassee, Fla.
Sophomore Martin Katz rose to No. 87 in the singles rankings with a perfect 2-0 record on the week. The Belgium native tallied his fourth victory over a ranked opponent on Sunday, defeating Florida State’s No. 105 Youcef Rihane, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2).
Two of Miami’s doubles pairs appeared in the ITA doubles rankings this week – fifth-year senior Juan Martin Jalif and freshman Martin Vergara Del Puerto at No. 54 and fifth-year senior Franco Aubone and Vergara Del Puerto at No. 88.
The duo of Jalif and Vergara Del Puerto went 2-0 as a team this week, highlighted by a 6-3 win over the No. 48 pair of Max Motlagh and JJ Bianchi of Boston College.
Aubone and Vergara Del Puerto sit at 3-3 overall this spring, including a 2-1 record in the first doubles spot.
Eleven of the 12 ACC teams are ranked in the top 75, including seven in the top 40, six in the top 25 and two in the top 15. Miami is featured alongside seventh-ranked Virginia, No. 13 Duke, No. 16 North Carolina, No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 19 Florida State, No. 22 NC State, No. 32 Louisville, No. 57 Notre Dame and No. 62 Clemson.
The complete ITA team rankings list can be found HERE.
The Hurricanes hit the road for their final two matches of the regular season, taking on No. 16 Duke at 5 p.m. on Friday and No. 13 North Carolina at 1 p.m. on Sunday.