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TU Men's Tennis Has Three Singles Players Nationally Ranked in ITA Poll

The Golden Hurricane remains ranked at No. 32, but has three singles ranked
The Golden Hurricane remains ranked at No. 32, but has three singles ranked
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Feb. 25, 2014

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team remains ranked at No. 32 and has three singles players and one doubles team ranked in the International Tennis Association Poll released on Tuesday.

Tulsa has three singles athletes ranked led by senior Clifford Marsland at No. 89, junior Alejandro Espejo at No. 90, after being unranked, and senior Japie De Klerk at No. 97, after being ranked No. 106 and a doubles team of Marsland and sophomore Dylan McCloskey at No. 24.

The last time the Golden Hurricane had three singles athletes ranked in the top-100 was on April 10, 2012 when Ashley Watling was ranked No. 83, De Klerk was ranked at No. 92 and Marsland was ranked at No. 93.

Espejo, who was named Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, has posted a 12-2 record in team competition this season, including a perfect 8-0 record at the No. 3 singles position and has won his last nine matches.

Marsland has posted a 10-2 record this season at the No. 2 singles position, while De Klerk has posted an 8-5 record at the No. 1 singles position.

Marsland and McCloskey has posted a 8-5 record this season at the No. 1 doubles position, including a 4-3 record against nationally ranked opponents.

The Golden Hurricane travels to Fort Worth, Texas to face TCU on Sunday, March 2 at 1 p.m.

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