FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Following a strong performance in the fall of 2017, the Nova Southeastern women’s tennis team was given the No. 14 spot in the first Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis National Team Ranking released on Wednesday evening. The Sharks also grabbed the No. 4 spot in the South Region Poll as announced by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Jumping 17 positions from the final tennis poll in 2017, the Sharks have already surpassed their highest ranking from the 2017 season when they started at No. 15.
The Sharks are one of five teams that represent the Sunshine State Conference in the National Poll. NCAA Division II National runner-up Lynn owns the top spot while the 2017 National Champions, Barry, sit at No. 2. Rounding up the Top-25 behind the Sharks are Florida Southern and Saint Leo at No. 17 and 24, respectively.
NSU will open the 2018 season with seven of eight matches at home starting with Keiser on Feb. 1, followed by No. 6 Flagler on Feb. 3. For complete coverage of the action, follow the Sharks on Twitter @NSU_WTennis or visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com.