Elon Men’s Tennis Jumps 18 Spots in ITA National Rankings

ELON, N.C. – Behind it’s upset of then-No. 7 Duke, the Elon University men’s tennis team moved up 18 spots in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) national rankings to No. 46.

Elon was ranked No. 64 in the preseason rankings Jan. 2, but behind its upset of the Blue Devils, as well as its success in the Wolfpack Invite Jan. 10-12 against players from NC State and William & Mary, the Phoenix jumped in the rankings prior to play in the ITA Kickoff Weekend tournament this weekend.

The Phoenix travels to Charlottesville, Va. for the tournament Friday, Jan. 24, where they will take on No. 1 Virginia at 6 p.m. The Cavaliers stood strong as the nation’s top-ranked team after earning the top spot in the preseason rankings.

The winner of the match will take on the winner No. 56 Indiana and No. 65 Samford Saturday, Jan. 25. The event serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which will be held in Houston, Texas from Feb. 14-17.