Virginia Ranked No. 1 in First ITA Rankings

Jan. 9, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Ten Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis teams are included in the top 75 of the first edition of ITA spring rankings, led by No. 1 Virginia.

Along with the eight-time ACC Champion Cavaliers, Duke (No. 5), North Carolina (No. 18), Florida State (No. 32), NC State (No. 40), Virginia Tech (No. 43), Georgia Tech (No. 59), Clemson (No. 60), Miami (No. 65) and Wake Forest (No. 66) all open 2013 campaign ranked by the ITA.

Twenty-three ACC student-athletes are among the 125-player singles rankings, including nine in the Top 30, led by the Virginia trio of Alex Domijan in a tie for No. 2, Jarmere Jenkins at No. 4 and Mac Styslinger at No. 7. Duke’s Henrique Cunha and Michael Redlicki are listed No. 11 and 14, respectively, while North Carolina’s Esben Hess-Olesen begins the season at No. 18, Virginia’s Ryan Shane at No. 22, Duke’s Fred Saba at No. 23 and Virginia Tech’s Andreas Bjerrehus at No. 29.

The top ranked Duke tandem of Henrique and Raphael Hemmeler leads a contingent of 11 ACC teams in the ITA preseason doubles rankings. The ACC boasts six doubles duos in the Top 15, including Georgia Tech’s Vikram Hundal and Juan Spir at No. 3, Virginia’s Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger at No. 4, Harrison Richmond and Alex Domijan at No. 8 and Justin Shane and Julen Uriguen at No. 9, while Virginia Tech’s Amerigo Contini and Andreas Bjerrehus begins the season ranked No. 15. Full rankings can be seen here.

The ACC men’s tennis spring season begins this week with six teams in action.