Cavaliers Dominate ITA Rankings
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s tennis team remained No. 1 in this week’s ITA rankings and had a historic showing in the new singles rankings released this week. The Cavaliers had a school-record eight players ranked, including the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players.
The Cavaliers have the top-two singles players in this week’s rankings in No. 1 Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) and No. 2 Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.). It marks the first time since at least 2000 that one school has had the top two players. Singh’s rise to No. 1 makes him the second Virginia player to reach No. 1, joining Somdev Devvarman. Joining Singh and Shabaz in the rankings are No. 27 Jarmere Jenkins (College Park, Ga.), No. 45 Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.), No. 64 Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.), No. 102 Lee Singer (Laguna Niguel, Calif.), No. 112 Steven Eelkman Rooda (Amersfoort, The Netherlands), and Philippe Oudshoorn (The Apeldoorn, The Netherlands).
Virginia’s previous record for player ranked in singles was seven, which was originally set in 2005-06 and matched several times in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
This weekend, Virginia hosts Georgetown and Old Dominion on Friday March 5 and No. 4 Texas on Sunday, March 7.