MARCH 27 RANKINGS
The Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team is ranked 19th in the newest ITA National College Tennis Rankings, the governing body released Tuesday.
Ironically, UT matched its lowest ranking of the season, dropping to the same slot the Lady Vols did after losing their first two matches in which they played with an incomplete lineup in January.
UT is coming off three losses in which it was forced to play shorthanded due to injuries, a similar situation to what took place in late January.
Despite the drop, Tennessee still owns six Top 25 wins, three of which were against opponents ranked in the Top 12.
The Lady Vols are one of just five teams nationally (Baylor, Florida, USC & Stanford) to have three players ranked in the Top 50.
Brynn Boren, who recorded her 50th career win Sunday vs. Arkansas, leads the Lady Vols slotted at 28th.
Natalie Pluskota remained steady at 29 for the second consecutive poll. Pluskota hasn't played since the previous release (March 13).
Kata Szekely marks the third Lady Vol in the Top 50, coming in at No. 49.
Tennessee also has three ranked tandems, with Pluskota a part of two of them.
Pluskota and Caitlyn Williams moved up three spots to No. 12, UT's highest-ranked duo.
Pluskota also moved up three spots with Szekely to the No. 18 spot. The duo won all three of its matches last week.
Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti round out Tennessee's ranked pairings at No. 21.
The Lady Vols are the only team with three duos ranked in the Top 21.