Armstrong Men's Tennis Ranked #1 in the Nation!
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State University men's
tennis team reclaimed its status at the top-ranked team in the
nation late Wednesday with the release of the DII national rankings
from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The
Pirates are among the four PBC teams now ranked in the top 10
nationally with nine PBC teams ranked in the top 40.
The Pirates (16-0) moved up from No. 3 to No. 1 in the latest release and are the top-ranked team in the nation for a fifth consecutive season - the Pirates were the top-ranked team in capturing the 2008 and 2009 titles, while earning regular-season No. 1 rankings in both 2010 and 2011. West Florida is ranked No. 2, followed by Barry, Lynn and previous top-ranked Valdosta State, rounding out the top five.
Columbus State is #8 in the poll with Lander ninth and Francis Marion 10th. Augusta State is 12th with North Georgia 25th, Flagler 27th, Georgia College 29th and USC Aiken 33rd.
Armstrong sophomore Georgi Rumenov is the top-ranked singles player in the nation with the latest singles release, while senior Eudaldo Bonet is ranked No. 3, senior Mikk Irdoja is ranked No. 5 and junior Matus Mydla is ranked No. 10, giving the Pirates four Top 10-ranked singles players. Freshman Sven Lalic is ranked No. 32 in singles, while sophomore Pedro Scocuglia is ranked No. 35.
Also in the singles rankings, Francis Marion's Alex Caspari is 13th with Lander's Paul-Henri Arrigoni 16th.
In doubles, the duo of Irdoja and Rumenov check in at No. 1, while Lalic and Scocuglia are ranked No. 15. Francis Marion's Caspari and Davison are ranked #5 while the Columbus State duo of Shishkov and Simonet are ranked in a tie for sixth. Georgia College's Leborgne and Wadstein are ranked #10 in the nation.
You can see the complete rankings here.