CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia is ranked No. 1 in the 2014 preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, released Thursday. It marks the fifth time in the past nine seasons the Cavaliers open the year as the nation's top-ranked team.The reigning NCAA champion Cavaliers have five singles players and one doubles team in the latest individual rankings, also released Thursday.
Junior Mitchell Frank, who won the ITA All-American singles title in the fall, opens the spring ranked No. 3 nationally. First-years Jordan Daigle and J.C. Aragone earned their first career singles rankings at No. 43 and No. 107, respectively, while sophomore Mac Styslinger is ranked No. 94 and senior Justin Shane is ranked No. 115.
In doubles, the duo of Frank and Styslinger begin the spring ranked No. 32 nationally.