Men's Tennis
    Trojans Rank 8th, 20th in Final Poll; Receive Four All-American Honors

    June 1, 2001

    LOS ANGELES - The final rankings for the 2001 season were announced today by the ITA. After strong performances at the NCAA Championships, both USC tennis teams moved up in the final rankings. The women earned the No. 8 spot, while the men moved to No. 20.

    The Women of Troy posted a 20-8 record in dual matches (6-2 Pac-10) this season, including three victories in the NCAA Tournament. USC reached the quarterfinals for the third-consecutive season under sixth-year head coach Richard Gallien. The team defeated Maryland-Baltimore County, South Alabama and Northwestern, before losing to Georgia.

    Among the women's individual rankings, sophomore Jewel Peterson finished the season ranked 22nd, sophomore Maureen Diaz finished 72nd and Peterson and sophomore Tiffany Brymer ranked 14th in doubles.

    The men's team reached the NCAA Round of 16, defeating Virginia and Mississippi before falling to TCU in the team championships. The Trojans finished their season with a 15-9 overall record and 3-4 (t4th) mark in the Pac-10.

    Juniors Andrew Park and Ryan Moore earned a No. 18 and No. 44 final singles ranking, while Moore and junior Nick Rainey earned the No. 5 doubles spot in the final poll.

    The ITA also announced its 2001 All-American selections. Peterson, Moore and Rainey each earned their second-straight All-American honor, while Park received his first. All qualified by reaching the following criteria: being a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships or a top eight seed in the Doubles Championship, reaching the Round of 16 of the NCAA Singles Championships or reaching the Quarterfinals of the Doubles Championship, or finishing in the top 20 singles or top 10 doubles of the final Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

    Both the women and the men return all six starters next season.

    Final 2001 Team Rankings for Division I Women

    1. Stanford
    2. Florida
    3. Duke
    4. Vanderbilt
    5. Georgia
    6. Tennessee
    7. Arizona State
    8. USC
    9. Northwestern
    10. Notre Dame
    11. Washington
    12. Cal
    13. Texas
    14. Fresno State
    15. Wake Forest
    16. Oklahoma State
    17. North Carolina
    18. Baylor
    19. Texas A&M
    20. Pepperdine

    2001 Final Team Rankings for Division I Men

    1. Georgia
    2. Stanford
    3. UCLA
    4. Tennessee
    5. Texas Christian
    6. Southern Methodist
    7. Texas A&M
    8. Duke
    9. South Alabama
    10. Mississippi
    11. Miami
    12. Illinois
    13. Louisiana State
    14. Mississippi State
    15. Cal
    16. Notre Dame
    17. Washington
    18. Pepperdine
    19. Alabama
    20. USC