Tarleton Tennis moves up 10 spots to No. 13 in national ranking; Barbaroux, Sud ranked as doubles pair

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STEPHENVILLE – After pulling off a pair of national top-20 upsets last week, Tarleton has moved up 10 spots in the latest national poll by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and are now ranked No. 13 in the nation.

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Tarleton’s rise from No. 23 to No. 13 in the poll is the second-biggest jump in the country behind only Washburn, who rose from No. 24 to No. 8. Tarleton has won three straight matches, including wins over then-No. 4 Hawaii Pacific and then-No. 18 Southwest Baptist in San Antonio last week.

In addition to the team ranking, the doubles pairing of Alicia Barbaroux and Neetika Sud are also nationally-ranked. The Tarleton tandem is ranked No. 43 in the country in doubles.

Tarleton will open Lone Star Conference play this weekend with home matches against UT Permian Basin at 2 p.m. on Friday and Western New Mexico at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Tarleton Athletics will give away 30 free T-shirts at Friday’s league opener.

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