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UNC Men’s Tennis: Tar Heels ranked No. 3 as ACC play begins

The Tar Heels suffered their first loss of the season earlier this week.

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The North Carolina Tar Heels men’s tennis team had an excellent showing at the ITA Indoor National Championship in Madison, WI.

Carolina lost in the championship to Southern California, and in the wake of their national runner-up finish, UNC moved up to No. 3 in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Team Rankings.

The 10-1 Tar Heels have four individuals ranked, including No. 11 William Blumberg, No. 42 Benjamin Sigouin, No. 47 Rinky Hijikata, and No. 103 Josh Peck.

UNC has two pairs of doubles ranked, with No. 4 Mac Kiger and Simon Soendergaard, and No. 16 Blumberg and Brian Cernoch.

The Tar Heels will have the weekend off before opening conference play next weekend against Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill.

Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Team Rankings

Rank Average Team Previous Rank
Rank Average Team Previous Rank
1 88.1 USC 1
2 84.88 Ohio State 2
3 82.56 North Carolina 5
4 78.33 Michigan 13
5 71.31 Texas 4
6 70.95 Florida 3
7 64.02 Columbia 9
8 56.51 Stanford 8
9 51.26 NC State 10
10 47.05 Tennessee 17
11 44.26 Wake Forest 6
12 41.8 TCU 11
13 41.04 Texas A&M 7
14 36.96 Harvard NR
15 35.14 South Carolina 14
16 34.39 Cornell NR
17 33.92 UCLA 16
18 33.54 Florida State 22
19 33.02 Duke NR
20 32.12 Ole Miss 19
21 31.84 Texas Tech NR
22 28.37 California 15
23 26.89 Iowa NR
24 26.71 UCF 24
25 26.6 Dartmouth NR
26 26.54 Baylor 12
27 23.22 Middle Tennessee State NR
28 22.11 Princeton NR
29 22 Minnesota NR
30 21.81 Oklahoma 25
31 21.41 Georgia 18
32 21.06 Vanderbilt NR
33 20.77 Miami (FL) NR
34 20.33 Mississippi State 20
35 20.23 Denver NR
36 19.45 Oklahoma State 21
37 19.3 Virginia NR
38 18.37 Georgia Tech NR
39 17.06 Tulane NR
40 16.93 South Florida NR
41 16.43 Illinois NR
42 15.72 Northwestern NR
43 15.5 Louisville NR
44 15.47 Auburn NR
45 15.44 Clemson NR
46 15.35 Arizona 23
47 15.19 Wichita State NR
48 14.91 Alabama NR
49 14.72 LSU NR
50 14 Old Dominion NR