Dawgs Reenter Top-20 On Verge Of National Indoors
Feb. 14, 2011
SEATTLE - After two big home victories over the weekend to improve to 7-1 on the year, the Husky women's tennis team moved back into the Top-20 in the newest set of national rankings released today by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Huskies will be ranked 18th when they arrive in Virginia later this week for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which begin this Friday.
The No. 18 ranking would rank Washington 13th out of the 16 teams that qualified for the National Team Indoor final site. Brackets will be unveiled on Tuesday. UW is up from 23rd a week ago, and three spots below its season-high of No. 15.
In addition to the new team rankings, a new batch of singles and doubles rankings were released today, the first since January 4. As is to be expected, a lot changed over the six week gap between rankings periods. Most notably for the Huskies, the undefeated doubles duo of Venise Chan and Denise Dy went from unranked all the way up to No. 9 nationally. That's the highest the two have been ranked together as a pair, though Dy was ranked as high as No. 6 last season playing with Joyce Ardies.
In singles, Chan jumped back up to No. 26 in the nation after ranking 55th at the start of the dual season. Dy stayed put despite an 8-0 dual record, but when you're ranked No. 6 in the nation there's not a lot of room for upward mobility. Dy is now one of just five players in the nation ranked in the Top-10 in both singles and doubles.