Tennis Standouts in Preseason ITA Rankings

Sept. 19, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. - Three University of Oregon tennis players are in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released Wednesday.

Oregon sophomore Davina Mendiburu (Menton, France) and senior Janice Nyland (Davis, Calif.) are ranked No. 34 in doubles by the ITA. The duo, which didn't enter the rankings last season, finished 9-14 overall, including 5-9 at No. 1 doubles against many nationally-ranked opponents.

On the men's side, the ITA ranked junior Oded Teig (Holon, Israel) at No. 73. Teig, who finished 19-12 last season primarily at the No. 1 slot, also wasn't ranked at the end of last year.

The Top 75 men's and women's teams, Top 100 singles players and Top 50 doubles teams are ranked in Division I.

The Oregon women begins its season at the All-American Championships, for individuals, Oct. 9-14 at Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the men begin play Oct. 12-14 at the San Diego All-Colleges tournament.

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