Women’s Tennis Garners Best Ranking in Program History

May 30, 2018

FINAL ITA WOMEN’S RANKINGS

Following one of the best seasons in program history, LMU women’s tennis has been rewarded with the highest ranking the Lions have ever sported – checking in at #55 in the final ITA team rankings.

In addition to the team ranking, LMU also features Veronica Miroshnichenko at #36 in singles, and Miroshnichenko / Eva Marie Voracek at #22 in doubles.

The Lions finished 2017-18 with a 17-6 overall record and a 7-2 mark in the WCC to earn a share of second place in the WCC standings. The second-place finish in the WCC is the best since LMU placed second in 2006, while the 17 wins are the most going 22-10 in 1995. The Lions also went a perfect 10-0 from the LMU Tennis Center this year. Playing as the third seed in the WCC Championship Tournament, LMU advanced to the WCC Championship Match, eventually dropping the decision to top-seed Pepperdine.

Miroshnichenko reached the Round of 16 at the 2018 NCAA Division I Championship earlier this month, becoming the first-ever All-American in LMU women’s tennis history. The native of Moscow, Russia finished her freshman year with a 24-10 overall singles mark. In addition to her All-American tag, she also took home West Coast Conference Co-Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-WCC first team as a singles player.

Similarly, Miroshnichenko/Voracek advanced to the Round of 16 at the Division I Championships, eventually finishing the 2018 season with a 23-8 doubles record. The duo was named first team All-WCC at the conclusion of the regular season.

Both players also participated in the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships earlier this year.

 

 

LMU was last ranked in the ITA poll on February 25, 2014, as it checked in at #63. Prior to the #55 tag to close 2018, the highest ranking for LMU was #57 to finish the 2003 season.

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