MEN’S TENNIS: Six Bulldogs Highlight Latest Oracle/ITA Rankings

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MEN’S TENNIS: Six Bulldogs Highlight Latest Oracle/ITA Rankings

Jan Zielinski and Robert Loeb (R) – NCAA Round of 16 –Georgia vs USC – May 18, 2017
Jan Zielinski (L) and Robert Loeb (R)
– UGA Men’s Tennis Team –



The fourth-ranked Georgia men’s tennis team features six Bulldogs in the Wednesday edition of the Oracle/ITA Rankings, including five in the top-50 of the singles rankings.

Representing Georgia doubles is the junior/sophomore duo of Jan Zielinski and Robert Loeb at No. 8. Playing on the No. 1 doubles court, the tandem won both of their matches in the ITA Kick-Off against Iowa and Memphis, on the way to securing Georgia’s 10th-straight appearance in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship.


In singles, junior Walker Duncan leads the squad at No. 14 in the nation, jumping from the 33rd-position in the rankings following fall action. Duncan is joined by his doubles partner, Wayne Montgomery, at No. 17 after the senior posted two victories in the ITA Kick-off weekend at the first singles court.


Zielinski moves up four spots to No. 26, following a couple of singles wins in the ITA Kick-Off, while junior Emil Reinberg comes in at No. 31. Freshman Nathan Ponwith rounds out the rankings at No. 45, moving from No. 66 in the previous Oracle/ITA lineup, after notching two of his own victories against Iowa and Memphis in the ITA Kick-Off.


In the team rankings, Georgia remains at No. 4 in both the Oracle/ITA Rankings and the USTA College Tennis Top-25 Rankings. The Bulldogs are the top-ranked team in the Southeastern Conference, following only Wake Forest, Ohio State and North Carolina.


Georgia returns to action on Thursday and Friday, as the Bulldogs travel to Lake Nona, Florida, to play at the USTA National Campus. Georgia will face Florida Atlantic University at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, before playing in front of a national television audience on Friday against Georgia Tech as part of the USTA College MatchDay series. Friday’s match will be on the Tennis Channel, and live scoring will be available for both matches, CLICK HERE.


For more information on the USTA College MatchDay series, CLICK HERE.




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