Tempe, Ariz. – Lynn University's women's tennis team held its No. 1 ranking this week with the latest release of the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II National Team Rankings.
The Fighting Knights debuted at No. 1 this season in the initial preseason rankings released on Jan. 17 and have now held their position through the second release of the year.
Lynn has started the 2018 season with a 5-1 overall record and won its only Sunshine State Conference bout so far. The squad's only loss came at the hands of Division I Stetson University while three of Lynn's victories have come over nationally-ranked Division II opponents, including then-No. 6 Flagler College.
A national rankings panel voted on the Top 25 teams, and will do so through the month of February. The computerized rankings will then take over and debut on March 21, 2018, with national team, singles and doubles rankings.
On the women's side, the Top 5 teams remained the same, but the bottom half of the Top 10 saw a bit of change, with Azusa Pacific climbing from No. 23 to No. 9, and Drury going from No. 12 to No. 10. Wingate (No. 20), Tusculum (No. 21), Point Loma (No. 22), IUP (No. 24) and Mercyhurst (No. 25) all debuted in the rankings this week.
View the rankings HERE.