Men's Tennis Facing No. 8 Oklahoma Saturday
Go Tigers! Connor Glennon and his Tiger teammates are 1-0 so far this season and have two tough matches ahead of them this weekend.
Go Tigers!
Connor Glennon and his Tiger teammates are 1-0 so far this season and have two tough matches ahead of them this weekend.
Go Tigers!

Jan. 24, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. - -

The University of Memphis men’s tennis team (1-0) improved its team ranking to No. 31 in the country in the latest polls released, Tuesday, and will face a team out of the top 10 in the opening match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, Saturday, at 2 p.m. when they play at No. 8 Oklahoma. The match-up with Oklahoma will be a big test for a Tigers’ squad looking to break into the top 25 for the first time in school history.

“Playing Oklahoma will be good for us,” Head Coach Paul Goebel said. “We got a good win over Michigan State last week, and then Michigan State went and beat Vanderbilt, so that helped our ranking. Now, we have a good chance to see where we are against a top 10 program, it might not be that far off, but playing them on their home court will be a good test for us to see where we are.”

Oklahoma is one of 13 ranked opponents on the Tigers’ spring slate, and is one of four top 31 ranked programs at this weekend’s ITA Kickoff event in Norman. After Memphis plays Oklahoma, they will face either No. 28 Harvard or No. 30 Notre Dame on Sunday in the second day of the ITA Kickoff Weekend.

With all three other teams ranked above them, wins this weekend would push Memphis closer to the Top 25. The Tigers’ current No. 31 ranking ties for the second-best in program history, matching a mark they set two times last season (Apr. 3 and Apr. 30). Memphis capped last season with a No. 35 national ranking. The team’s highest-ever team ranking was at No. 30, on Mar. 20th last season.

ITA Kickoff Weekend – Norman, Okla.
Saturday, January 26
No. 28 Harvard vs. No. 30 Notre Dame, 10 a.m.
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 31 Memphis, 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 27
No. 31 Memphis vs. No. 28 Harvard/No. 30 Notre Dame, 9 a.m.
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 28 Harvard/No. 30 Notre Dame, Noon

For complete ITA National Rankings (college tennis ranks the top 75) click HERE

ITA National Rankings (Top 35 -- Jan. 22nd)
Virginia logo 1. Virginia
USC logo 2. University of Southern California
UCLA logo 3. UCLA
Ohio State logo 4. Ohio State
Duke logo 5. Duke
Georgia logo 6. Georgia
Pepperdine logo 7. Pepperdine
8. Oklahoma
Kentucky logo 9. Kentucky
Stanford logo 10. Stanford
Mississippi State logo 11. Mississippi State
Florida logo 12. Florida
Ole Miss logo 13. Ole Miss
Cal logo 14. California, Berkley
Baylor logo 15. Baylor
Illinois logo 16. Illinois
Texas logo 17. Texas
North Carolina logo 18. North Carolina
Tennessee logo 19. Tennessee
Michigan logo 20. Michigan
Auburn athletics 21. Auburn
Washington logo 22. Washington
Indiana logo 23. Indiana
Tulsa logo 24. Tulsa
LSU logo 25. LSU
Texas A&M logo 26. Texas A&M
San Diego logo 27. University of San Diego
Harvard logo 28. Harvard
Texas Tech logo 29. Texas Tech
Notre Dame logo 30. Notre Dame
Memphis logo 31. MEMPHIS
VCU logo 32. VCU
Florida State logo 33. Florida State
Minnesota logo 34. Minnesota
Santa Clara logo 35. Santa Clara




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