Tusculum climbs to 44th in latest ITA Division II Poll

Tusculum climbs to 44th in latest ITA Division II Poll

The Tusculum College Women's tennis team moved up three spots to 44th in the latest Oracle/ITA Division II National Team Rankings, released Wednesday.

The Pioneers defeated Northwood University, then ranked 19th in the nation in Division II, by a 6-3 score on March 8 in one of three matches played against ranked opponents during the last poll period. Northwood fell to 23rd in this month's poll.

Tusculum's other matches against ranked teams were a 5-4 loss to Indiana (Pa.) on March 7 and a 5-4 loss to Wingate on March 18. Indiana moved from 38th to 36th in this month's poll while Wingate fell from 35th to 39th.

A fourth ranked opponent, Queens University, climbed from 45th to 42nd in this month's poll. The Pioneers currently lead the Royals 3-1 in match that was suspended by rain on March 5 and will be completed on April 15.

BYU-Hawaii moved from second to first in this month's rankings, followed by Barry, Saint Leo, former number-one Armstrong State and Lynn in the top five. The complete rankings can be found here.

The Pioneers (10-2, 2-1 SAC) return to action on Saturday at Coker in a SAC match that begins at 2 p.m.

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