Gophers Come in at No. 41 on ITA Preseason Rankings
In his first year as head coach, Chuck Merzbacher and the Gophers were picked No. 41 in the ITA Preseason Rankings.

Jan. 7, 2013

The Minnesota’s women’s tennis program was chosen as the No. 41 team in the nation, as selected by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Two-time defending national champions the Florida Gators pick up where they left off, on top of the country with the No. 1 pick.

Led by first year head coach Chuck Merzbacher, the Golden Gophers return nine letterwinners to this season’s roster. Last season, the team was consistently ranked in the top half of the rankings, finishing at No. 39.

The team is one of eight Big Ten squads to receive recognition in the top 50. Northwestern is the highest-ranked Big Ten affiliate as the No. 13 team. Michigan and Nebraska come in at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. Illinois was voted No. 24, while Purdue fell just outside the top 25 with a No. 27 pick. Trailing Minnesota is Indiana (No. 49) and Penn State (T-No. 50). Ohio State took place at No. 57 on the list and Wisconsin was the final Big Ten team to make the poll, edging in at No. 75.

Minnesota returns to the court to start the spring season on Jan. 19.The squad will face Marquette and Montana at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively.


 

 

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