June 1, 2006
The University of Notre Dame men’s tennis team was 17th in the final edition of the Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings, administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), released this week. It is the highest year-end listing for the Irish since 2001-02 (14th), as well as the 10th time since 1989-90 that Notre Dame has been among the top 20 in the final ITA rankings.
It was the 16th consecutive year that Notre Dame was listed in the final ITA rankings. ND was 26th in the preseason, fell to as low as 31st (Feb. 14) and peaked at 15th (March 21) before finishing with a 19-9 record and reaching the round of 16 of the NCAA Championship.