Women's Tennis climbs to #69 in ITA polls

April 24, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After earning its first Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament championship, the JU women's tennis team will enter the NCAA Tournament with the highest national ranking in school history. The Dolphins moved up to No. 69 in the new Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, released on Tuesday.

It marks the fourth consecutive week in which JU has been ranked nationally with the squad moving up two spots from last week (71). The Dolphins first entered the national polls at the No. 70 spot for two consecutive weeks (April 3-10) before dropping to 71 prior to the postseason tournament.

Along with winning the conference tournament, JU has been honored with many awards this season including senior Emese Sulyos being named Atlantic Sun "Player of the Year" and head coach Jarod Camerota earning "Coach of the Year" accolades. Sulyos and junior Lena Willi were each named first team all-conference while freshman Tatiana Soldatova earned second team all-conference and all-freshman team honors.

The Dolphins are currently on a 16-match winning streak and will await their draw for the NCAA Tournament on May 1 at 2:45p.m., on ESPNews.