USC Tennis Teams Dig In At ITA National Indoors|
Feb. 12, 2009
The undefeated USC women's and men's tennis teams both have big weekend's ahead with trips to the ITA National Indoor Championships. Both teams qualified for the competitive out-of-state action with wins during qualifying play two weeks ago. Tomorrow, the No. 9-ranked USC women (4-0) open competition against No. 6 Georgia in the first round of play out in Madison, Wisc. The No. 6 USC men (6-0), meanwhile, take up competition in Chicago, Ill., opening up against No. 9 Mississippi.
MEN'S ITA RANKING UPDATES: The latest ITA national team rankings - release Feb. 11 - have the USC men still ranked No. 6. The latest individual rankings are the ITA preseason picks released Jan. 6. There, #7 Robert Farah leads the Trojans, with three other teammates well settled in the nation's top-100. Freshman Matt Kecki is #54, followed by #58 freshman Steve Johnson and #64 senior Abdullah Magdas. In doubles, Farah/Johnson rank #2 ahead of Kells/Nguyen at #46.
WOMEN'S ITA RANKING UPDATES: The latest ITA national team rankings - released Feb. 11 -- have USC up a notch to rank No. 9. The latest individual rankings are the ITA preseason picks released Jan. 6. There, #16 Amanda Fink leads the Trojans, with four other teammates well settled in the nation's top-100. Sophomore Maria Sanchez is #22, followed by #36 freshman Alison Ramos, #38 junior Sarah Fansler and #67 junior Gabriela Niculescu. In doubles, Niculescu/Sanchez rank #24 ahead of Fink/Niculescu at #31 and Ramos/Sanchez at #53.
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