Cougars Move Up In Rankings, Best Mark Since 2003

March 7, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team earned a No. 47 ranking, highest since the 2002-03 season, recently announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

'The ranking is a great indicator of how hard this team has played against some great competition,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'We now will look to improve on it in the second half of the season.'

The Cougars have defeated two nationally-ranked opponents this season, Sacramento State (No. 47) and Brigham Young University (No. 30). WSU is enjoying a 9-6 record with all six losses coming against nationally-ranked opponents.

WSU has not been ranked this high since the March 31, 2003, ranking when the Cougars were No. 42. The highest ranking in Cougar tennis history is No. 26, which has been reached twice.

Out of the remaining 10 matches left in the Cougar schedule, six of them will be against ranked opponents, including third ranked Stanford.

The Cougars will put their No. 47 ranking on the line Tuesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. against No. 57 Alabama.

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