NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis Moves Up in National Rankings

Men's Tennis Moves Up in National Rankings

DURHAM – Duke men’s tennis jumped several spots in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, the organization announced Tuesday.

The Blue Devils shift from No. 22 to No. 12 after registering two top-40 wins over the weekend. Duke bested No. 20 Louisville, 4-2, on Friday before recording a 4-2 victory over No. 40 Notre Dame on Sunday. The Blue Devils currently sit with a 10-4 mark, including a 3-0 record in ACC play.


In addition, senior Garrett Johns sits as the No. 12 singles player nationally, while freshman Pedro Rodenas secured the No. 73 spot. Johns is 9-4 in dual play at Duke’s top position, including a 5-3 mark over nationally ranked opponents. Rodenas is an impressive 13-1 in dual matches during his rookie season and has gone 2-2 against ranked foes.


In doubles action, the senior duo of Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang claimed the No. 49 ranking in the country after beginning the year 5-2 in dual matches. Johns and Rodenas have teamed up in doubles action and were listed No. 71 after the most recent rankings. The pair hold a 9-2 doubles ledger on the year.

Duke has an open weekend before it hits the road again at Virginia Tech and Virginia on March 17 and 19, respectively.



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