Men's tennis to start spring season ranked 33rd in national poll

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's tennis team will begin the spring season ranked 33rd in the country in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III poll.

The Mules, under head coach Jason Cohen, open the spring season against Franklin Pierce at home on Saturday, March 10, at noon.
 
Colby, despite having some tough graduation losses, still has talented returners and four promising first-year players. Senior captains Jeremy Mendoza and Shaw Speer will provide the leadership.
 
The Mules had a solid fall season, including winning three of four flights at the Gordon/Endicott Tournament. First-year Sumukh Pathi made the round of 16 at the ITA New England Regional tourney.
 
Colby will play a tough schedule, with eight of the 18 matches against teams in the top 40.
 
Oracle/ITA Division III Men's National Team Rankings
1. Emory
2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
3. Middlebury
4. Bowdoin
5. Wesleyan
6. Washington (Mo.)
7. Williams
8. Amherst
9. Chicago
10. Carnegie Mellon
11. Redlands
12. Pomona-Pitzer
13. Trinity University (Texas)
14. Whitman
15. Case Western Reserve
16. Gustavus Adolphus
17. Tufts
18. Johns Hopkins
19. Bates
20. Brandeis
21. MIT
22. Sewanee
23. Texas-Tyler
24. Skidmore
25. Kenyon
26. Kalamazoo
27. New York University
28. Christopher Newport
29. Mary Washington
30. Washington & Lee
31. Swarthmore
32. North Carolina Wesleyan
33. Colby
34. College of New Jersey
35. Hobart
36. Southwestern (Texas)
37. Stevens
38. Wisconsin-Whitewater
39. Coe
40. Rensselaer