Women's Tennis Moves Up In National Rankings
The Dartmouth College women’s tennis team shot up to No. 48 in the latest Division I national rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on March 4. In the previous rankings they were tied at No. 75 with Boston College, a team the Big Green beat 4-3 in late January. The only undefeated team in the Ivy League, Dartmouth was also the only Ivy team to appear in this week’s rankings. “The team has been working really hard as a unit, pushing each other to improve, and that's contributed a lot to our success,” said sixth-year head coach Bob Dallis, who led the Big Green to a No. 53 ranking last year. “This is an exceptionally motivated, talented, and driven group of young women and their goal is to win an Ivy League title.”The 7-0 Big Green have bested two Big East teams and two ACC teams this spring, including a 5-2 win over the University of Maryland. Molly Scott (Trabuco Cyn, Calif.), who leads a freshman class that was rated No. 22 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net, defeated Maryland's No. 1 player, Michal Amir, who was No. 102 in the latest national rankings. Sophomores Mary Beth Winingham (Carmel, Ind.) and Jesse Adler (Winnetka, Ill.) are undefeated at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, freshmen Ryan Reichel (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Georgiana Smyser (Houston, Texas) are 5-0 and 4-0 respectively, and senior tri-captain Maggie Suydam (Marblehead, Mass.) is 3-0.The Big Green return to action on March 15 when they take on No. 53 University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, at 11 a.m.
one more note:
Roddick fired Connors and then beats Nadal.
Correlative effect or causal?