Women’s Tennis Jumps to No. 2 in the Nation

Women’s Tennis Jumps to No. 2 in the Nation

Tempe, Ariz. – Following a 4-0 start to the year, Lynn University' women's tennis team moved up three spots and has been tabbed No. 2 in NCAA Division II with this season's second announcement of the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis National Rankings.

The Fighting Knights entered the season ranked No. 5 by the ITA. Lynn has won all four matches so far this season, highlighted by a 6-1 Sunshine State Conference triumph at then-No. 7 Saint Leo. The squad also picked up dominant out-of-division victories over St. Thomas (Fla.), No. 2 Keiser and Webber International.

SSC-rival and defending national champions Barry holds its post at No. 1. The previous No. 2 and No. 3 teams, West Florida and Columbus State, both drop out of the top-five following early-season losses. Saint Leo moves up as well, coming in at No. 3. Hawaii Pacific remains at No. 4 with Academy of Art moving up one spot to No. 5.

The SSC is also represented by No. 7 Nova Southeastern, No. 9 Florida Southern and No. 16 Rollins.

The preseason individual national rankings for singles and doubles were released on Nov. 21, but the Fighting Knights did not have any representation. The next announcement of rankings for both team, singles and doubles will take place on March 20.

Lynn returns to league action with a 10 a.m. contest vs. Rollins on Saturday, Feb. 23.

View the rankings HERE.