Bob Bayliss has helped Notre Dame to 10 top-20 finishes in the last 17 seasons.

Notre Dame Ranked As One Of The Top 10 Tennis Colleges For Men And Women By Smash Magazine

May 14, 2006

Smash – a cutting-edge tennis lifestyle magazine for teens from the publishers of Tennis Magazine – named its top 20 tennis colleges for both men and women recently in its debut issue, and the University of Notre Dame appeared in the top 10 on both lists. The rankings are based on colleges’ academic rankings (from U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges) and their average year-end tennis rankings over the last five seasons. Notre Dame – which has both of its teams in the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1994 – was listed ninth on the list of top tennis colleges for men and was in a seventh-place tie in the list of top tennis colleges for women.

See below the full listings of top tennis colleges or go to for more details:

MEN     WOMEN1.  Stanford    Stanford2.  Duke        Duke3.  UCLA        Northwestern4.  California  Vanderbilt5.  Harvard     California6.  Vanderbilt  Harvard7.  USC     Notre Dame (T-7th)8.  Illinois    UCLA (T-7th)9.  Notre Dame   North Carolina10. Rice        USC11. Northwestern    William & Mary12. Brown       Florida13. Wake Forest Wake Forest14. Florida     Washington15. North Carolina  Georgia16. Virginia    Georgia Tech17. Washington  Michigan18. Georgia     Texas19. Tulane      Tulane20. Pepperdine  Illinois