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Women’s tennis has three athletes earn ITA preseason rankings

Women's tennis has three athletes earn ITA preseason rankings

MADISON, Wis. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its Division I women’s national preseason rankings on Tuesday, as Wisconsin had three Badgers represented on the list.

Maria Sholokhova was the highest-ranked Badger, ranked No. 57 in the singles rankings. She finished 14-8 individually during the 2023 spring season, with a 6-2 record in Big Ten play. All of her matches were played at the No. 2 singles spot, where she claimed three wins against ranked opponents.

The UW doubles pairing of Xinyu Cai and Alina Mukhortova was ranked No. 40 in the nation. The Duo went 16-3 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten this past spring. They were 2-1 against ranked opponents.

Individually, Cai was ranked 89th in the singles rankings. She had an immaculate record of 17-2 with her only two losses coming in conference play. The majority of her season was played in the fifth spot, ending the year on a three-match win streak.

Mukhortova also earned a spot on the singles list, coming in at No. 118. She was 11-8 during the spring season after playing the majority of her matches in the third spot.


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