April 3, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's tennis team is ranked 31st in the April 3rd edition of the ITA rankings. The No. 31 ranking is one spot higher than last week's No. 32 and only one position away from the program-best No. 30 achieved just two weeks ago.
This marks the tenth-straight week in the rankings for Paul Goebel's squad. Memphis first entered the rankings on January 24th, following a 4-3 win at No. 13 Tennessee.
Undefeated David O'Leary and fellow-freshman Connor Glennon maintain their national rankings this week, as this is an off week for ranking the singles and doubles players. O'Leary is ranked 120th and Glennon is 125th.
Memphis has an opportunity to knock off three more ranked opponents, with a match at No. 71 Alabama on Wednesday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m. (CT) and contests against No. 59 UAB and No. 63 South Alabama left on the schedule.
Memphis has won the doubles point in 15-of-18 matches this season.
Freshman David O'Leary is a perfect 17-0 on the season, marking the most wins a single season by a Tiger since Alex Bucewicz went 20-3 in 2005. O'Leary is ranked 120th in the country.
Freshman Connor Glennon is ranked 125th in the country and holds a win over then-No. 35 William Kallberg from Ole Miss. Glennon is 14-3 and has won five-straight matches.
Johnny Grimal and Leon Nasemann are 15-3 at doubles this year and are riding an eight-match-win streak.
The Tigers have played seven ranked teams this year, all on the road, and are 4-3 in those contests.
The opponent's averaging ranking of the three Tigers' losses is 45, while the Tigers' four wins have come against an average ranking of 47.
Memphis has as many wins over ranked opponents this season (four) as it has in the last seven years combined (four from 2005-11).
The U of M has three games remaining against No. 71 Alabama (4/4), No. 59 UAB (4/13) and No. 63 South Alabama (4/14), with all three matches on the road.