College Tennis Top 25 rankings to debut on

January 24, 2017 02:02 PM

By Sally Milano,

For the first time ever, a panel of college tennis experts will rank the top men's and women's teams in NCAA Division I tennis in the USTA College Tennis Top 25 rankings.

The results of the poll will be released each Wednesday on, starting Feb. 8.

The voters participating in the rankings include: Casey Angle, former ITA championships director; Virgil Christian of USTA College Tennis; Granger Huntress of Texas College Tennis; Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today; Dallas Oliver of the Tennis Recruiting Network; Mike Patrick, former University of Tennessee women’s coach; Lisa Stone of Parenting Aces; and Bruce Walchuk of Universal Tennis Rating.

The debut of the USTA College Tennis Top 25 is the latest in a number of ways the USTA is elevating its support and promotion of college tennis. The 2017 College MatchDay series – nine team matches streamed live on ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app – kicked off Jan. 21 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., and will continue through the end of March.

USTA Player Development also began offering guaranteed wild-card entries into USTA Pro Circuit events for Americans who win or reach the final at several major collegiate singles tournaments this season.