Feb. 21, 2007
The Tennessee men's tennis team earned its highest ranking of the season Wednesday when it rose to No. 32 in the most recent ITA collegiate team rankings.
Bobby Cameron moved up two spots to No. 22 in the singles rankings. The UT junior has played at the No. 1 spot in the singles lineup in five of the six dual matches for Tennessee. Cameron is 4-1 in dual-match singles and has a season record of 19-5. The Lenoir City native has clinched three of Tennessee's four wins this season.
Kaden Hensel moved up six spots to No. 29 in the most recent singles rankings. Hensel has played at the No. 2 spot in UT's singles lineup since the first match of the season. Both of his losses at the No. 2 position are to players currently ranked in the top-20 nationally. Tennessee is one of only eight schools that have two players ranked in the top-30 in singles. The Vols are one of only three teams in the SEC to have that many players ranked in the top-30; Ole Miss also has two and Georgia has four.
Cameron and Hensel are ranked 44th in doubles after beginning the season ranked fifth. The duo has gone 4-1 in dual matches at the No. 1 position with its only loss coming to Ohio State's Chris Klingemann and Devin Mullings, who are ranked 14th in doubles. The UT pair has not played any ranked opponents this spring except for the Buckeye duo, which is why the Vols dropped in the poll.
Tennessee (4-2) plays at the Knoxville Racquet Club Sunday in a doubleheader. The Vols play Morehead State at 9 a.m. and finish the day at 1 p.m. with a match against Furman.