Oracle/ITA Div. I Men’s National Rankings: Singles | Doubles
A trio of Gophers landed themselves in the national spotlight in the latest Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s Singles and Doubles Rankings released Wednesday.
Sophomore Stefan Milicevic, coming off an appearance in the ITA National Fall Championships, ranked no. 35 as a singles competitor after being unranked nationally entering the season. This fall, he posted an 11-3 record including 2-1 mark against nationally ranked competition. He won the ITA Central Regional Championship at Baseline Tennis Center last month to earn a bid to Nationals, where he fell in the second round to new no. 25 Emil Reinberg in three sets.
Senior Matic Spec remained in the national rankings as a solo competitor as well as in doubles. In singles, he ranks no. 73 after posting a 5-5 record this fall including a 2-2 mark against foes ranked in the preseason. Each of the five players who defeated Spec this fall are now nationally ranked.
Spec and fellow senior Felix Corwin also propelled themselves up the national rankings as a doubles pairing. Ranked no. 55 in the preseason, the Gophers duo is now no. 26. This fall, they have posted a 6-3 record including an ITA Central Region Doubles Championship. At Nationals, they ran all the way to the consolation semifinals before falling in three to newly-minted no. 17 Cormac Clissold and Thomas Laurent of Oregon.
The Maroon & Gold return to the court with their spring season opener hosting NC State in Minneapolis on Saturday, Jan. 20.
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