Trio Of Dawgs Ranked In ITA Preseason Poll
Sept. 8, 2012
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SEATTLE - Three Husky men's tennis players are ranked to begin the fall season, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the preseason singles and doubles rankings. Senior Kyle McMorrow leads the way at No. 13 nationally, while senior Marton Bots and sophomore Emmett Egger both earn the first rankings of their careers.
McMorrow, a two-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection, ended last spring ranked 28th and qualified for the NCAA singles tourney for the second straight season. He'll begin this fall ranked 13th, just off his career-best of No. 9 set last year.
Bots ended his junior season on a great run, winning his final six matches and picking up the first two ranked wins of his career. His 16-6 dual record led the team, and he finished 12th in the Northwest Region rankings. He jumps into the national rankings all the way up at No. 71 to begin his senior year.
Egger was the ITA Northwest Region Newcomer of the Year last season, going 21-12 overall. The Issaquah native begins his second year ranked 116th.
McMorrow and Egger, who played most of the 2012 spring season as UW's top doubles duo, also begin the year ranked 48th as a pair.
Fields have also been announced for the 2012 ITA All-American Championships, the first major national tournament of the season, which begins at the end of September at the University of Tulsa. Egger and Bots will both be competing in the qualifying draw from Oct. 1-3, trying to advance to the main draw which runs from Oct. 4-7. McMorrow has a spot straight into the main draw. Egger and McMorrow are also in the doubles qualifying draw.