Tulsa Women's Tennis Moves Up 16 Spots to No. 48
March 18, 2008
Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa's women's tennis team moved up 16 spots in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team rankings from No. 64 to No. 48. The men's team remains ranked eighth nationally after capturing the 2008 Blue / Gray Championship.
In singles rankings, junior Aranu Brugues moved up 23 spots from No. 41 to No. 18 after three victories over ranked opponents at the Blue / Gray Classic. Also moving up was TU's doubles pair of Andy Connelly / Ross Cunningham, who moved six spots from No. 25 to No. 19. Connelly/Cunningham's ranking greatly improved after their upset of the current No. 3-ranked doubles team. The Golden Hurricane's No. 2 doubles team of Arnau Brugues / Ricardo Soriano fell one spot from No. 35 to No. 36.
TU is currently the highest ranked Conference USA team in both men's and women's tennis. The next team rankings will be released on Tuesday, March 25.
The Tulsa men will host the No. 9 Southern California Trojans on Saturday, March 22 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at 12 noon. While the women's team will be on the road against C-USA rival UCF on Thursday, March 20 and No. 44 Florida International on Saturday, March 22.
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