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 smashtennis.com 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