NCAA Mens Tennis

Five Different Gators Land in Preseason ITA Rankings

Five Different Gators Land in Preseason ITA Rankings

Florida is the only program with two players in the freshman/newcomer rankings.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the fall tennis season quickly approaching, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has released the Division I Men’s National Preseason Rankings sponsored by Tennis-Point Tuesday.
To start the fall slate, two Gators are ranked for singles, one pair earned their spot in doubles and two Gators were tabbed to the freshman/newcomer top 10.
Graduate student Magnus Johnson opens at No. 79 in the singles rankings after being ranked as high as No. 71 last season with Florida Gulf Coast. Johnson, the only player in Atlantic Sun Conference history to win ASUN Conference Player of the Year three straight times, finished last season ranked No. 16 in the Southeast Regional. The Naples, Fla. native went 26-9 overall last year and 18-3 in dual play.
Nate Bonetto begins his junior campaign ranked No. 86 in the singles rankings and finished the 2022-23 season ranked No. 19 in the Southeast Regional. Bonetto was 15-17 overall in singles and notched three ranked-victories a season ago.
In the doubles rankings, Aidan Kim pairs up with Tanapatt Nirundorn at No. 35. Nirundorn led the Gators with 22 doubles victories in his freshman season and brought down six ranked duos. Additionally, the native of Thailand ended the year ranked No. 4 in the Southeast Regional and No. 21 in the National Rankings. Kim and Nirundorn have shown success together in juniors winning a doubles title at Santa Croce Sull’Arno in 2022.
With Jeremy Jin at No. 8 and Kim at No. 3, the two freshmen are the first Gators to be ranked in the freshmen/newcomer top 10 since 2021 NCAA Singles Champion Sam Riffice was ranked No. 1 in 2018-19. Florida is the only program in the country with two players in the ITA’s freshman/newcomer top 10.

The Gators begin their fall slate with the Bedford Cup in Lake Nona, Fla. from Sept. 22-24.




No. 35 Aidan Kim/Tanapatt Nirundorn



No. 79 Magnus Johnson

No. 86 Nate Bonetto



No. 3 Aidan Kim

No. 8 Jeremy Jin



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