Tulsa's Men's Tennis Team Ranked 13th, Women 34th in the ITA National Poll
Jan. 6, 2009
Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa's men's tennis team is ranked 13th and the women's team is ranked 34th in the first team national rankings of the season released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Senior Arnau Brugues is ranked No. 10 in the men's singles poll after finishing the fall season with a 16-3 singles record including a 9-3 mark against nationally-ranked opponents, junior Philip Stephens is ranked 92nd after turning in a 4-3 singles record during the fall campaign.
Brugues and Stephens also will begin the spring season ranked fourth in the nation in doubles after going 6-2 during the fall, which included a second-place finish at the D'Novo All-Americans and a semifinals appearance at the ITA National Indoor Championships.
The men's team also placed seven singles players and three doubles teams in the ITA Central Region Rankings. Brugues comes in ranked second behind Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State, Stephens is ranked eighth, Victor Kolik is ranked No. 13, Alberto Sottocorno comes in 15th, Marko Ballok ranks No. 17, James Seagraves is ranked 19th and Ross Cunningham is ranked No. 27. In doubles, Brugues and Stephens begin the season ranked No. 1, Patrick Collins and Rusty Turpin are ranked seventh and the pair of Ballok and Sottocorno are ranked No. 13.
The men's tennis team begins its season against Oral Roberts on January 15th at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. The women's team opens its season with a double-header against Arkansas-Little Rock and Oral Roberts on January 18th at the Case Tennis Center.
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