Women's tennis program ranked nationally for first time in 15 years

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's tennis team made the national rankings for the third time and the first since 2003 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll released Thursday.

Colby is ranked 40th in the country under head coach Jason Cohen. The Mules were previously ranked in 1996 and 2003.
 
"This is a big step for our women's team in a lot of ways. Just three years ago this team was 5-12 and 0-7 in NESCAC and not regionally ranked," Cohen said. "Every year the team has worked hard and continued to make incremental improvements and always get better. It's all part of believing in the process and getting better everyday. If we stick to that this is just the start for us." 
 
Colby is 7-4 overall and will play host to Connecticut College on Saturday at 10 a.m.
 
Oracle/ITA Division III Women's National Team Rankings
Administered by the ITA
April 12, 2018
Through Results of 4/8/18 
     
Rank School Previous Rank
1 Emory 1
2 Williams 2
3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3
4 Middlebury 5
5 Wesleyan 4
6 Tufts 6
7 Pomona-Pitzer 7
8 Amherst 8
9 Carnegie Mellon 9
10 Chicago 10
11 Sewanee 11
12 Wash U St. Louis 12
13 MIT 13
14 Bowdoin 14
15 Washington&Lee 15
16 Case Western 16
17 Skidmore 17
18 Mary Washington 19
19 Trinity TX 20
20 Johns Hopkins 18
21 NYU 23
22 Brandeis 21
23 Kenyon 22
24 Christopher Newport 24
25 Linfield 27
26 Redlands 25
27 Bates 28
28 Trinity CT 29
29 Chapman 30
30 Vassar 31
31 Southwestern 26
32 Whitman 32
33 Wellesley 33
34 Lewis and Clark 34
35 Gustavus Adolphus 40
36 UT-Tyler 37
37 Denison NR
38 Carleton NR
39 UW-Whitewater NR
40 Colby NR