Men's Tennis Opens Year Ranked 55th
Dual season opens January 19
Jan. 4, 2013
The Rice men's tennis team will open its 2013 dual campaign ranked 55th in the country, according to the initial ITA Division I Men's Team Rankings which were released on Thursday.
The Owls will get an immediate test when they open their 2013 dual campaign under first-year head coach Efe Ustundag in two weeks by welcoming a pair of top 30 opponents to Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
They open the 2012 season by facing 29th ranked Texas Tech on January 19 and face No. 11 Mississippi State on January 21. Both matches are set to begin at 1 p.m. at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
Defending C-USA champion Tulsa is the conference's highest ranked team (#17), followed by Memphis (#33).
The Owls finished the 2012 season with an 18-9 record and a #56 ranking.