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College Tennis Top 25 rankings to debut on USTA.com

Francesca Di Lorenzo repeated as National Indoors champion in 2016.
January 24, 2017 03:02 PM

By Sally Milano, USTA.com

For the first time ever, a panel of college tennis experts will rank the top men's and women's teams in NCAA Division I tennis in the USTA College Tennis Top 25 rankings.

The results of the poll will be released each Wednesday on USTA.com, starting Feb. 8.

The voters participating in the rankings include: Casey Angle, former ITA championships director; Virgil Christian of USTA College Tennis; Granger Huntress of Texas College Tennis; Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today; Dallas Oliver of the Tennis Recruiting Network; Mike Patrick, former University of Tennessee women’s coach; Lisa Stone of Parenting Aces; and Bruce Walchuk of Universal Tennis Rating.

The debut of the USTA College Tennis Top 25 is the latest in a number of ways the USTA is elevating its support and promotion of college tennis. The 2017 College MatchDay series – nine team matches streamed live on ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app – kicked off Jan. 21 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., and will continue through the end of March.

USTA Player Development also began offering guaranteed wild-card entries into USTA Pro Circuit events for Americans who win or reach the final at several major collegiate singles tournaments this season.