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Tusculum climbs to 44th in latest ITA Division II Poll

Tusculum climbs to 44th in latest ITA Division II Poll
SKILLMAN, N.J. ---

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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