UGA men’s tennis freshman Robert Loeb and sophomore Jan Zielinski are ranked No. 2 nationally according to the latest Oracle/ITA Doubles Rankings that were released on Tuesday.
Overall, Georgia comes in at No. 13 in the team rankings, while No. 1 singles player and Bulldog freshman Nathan Ponwith vaulted to No. 49 in singles. Junior Wayne Montgomery received the highest mark in singles at No. 31, while Emil Reinberg is at No. 61. Ponwith and Reinberg are ranked 73rd nationally in doubles.
Loeb and Zielinski are just behind Wake Forest’s pair of Christian Seraphim and Skander Mansouri, who stay at the No. 1 spot. Earlier this season, Loeb and Zielinski defeated the Wake Forest duo on March 17.
This week, Georgia heads to the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. The Bulldogs are the No. 2 seed and will play the winner of the Arkansas vs. LSU contest on Friday at noon ET. Georgia is coming off its fifth-straight SEC regular season title, marking the second time in program history the Bulldogs have won five in a row.
Georgia will host the 2017 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships on May 18-29 in Athens.