Söderlund Earns No. 1 Preseason Singles Ranking

Courtesy UVA Sports Media Relations

Virginia men’s tennis senior Carl Söderlund is the top-ranked singles player in the 2019-20 Preseason ITA Division I Men’s Individual National Rankings, as announced Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Söderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) was the 2019 ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earning All-America recognition by finishing the year ranked No. 5 in the Oracle ITA singles rankings. The first-team All-ACC honoree finished the year with a 20-5 mark in singles, including 13 wins over ranked opponents. Söderlund was named the Virginia athletics department’s male scholar athlete of the year at the Hoos Choice awards in May.

Two other Cavaliers also earned preseason singles rankings with junior Gianni Ross at No. 103 and sophomore Ryan Goetz at No. 109.

Söderlund is the seventh UVA men’s tennis player to earn a No. 1 ITA singles ranking, joining Somdev Devvarman (2007-08), Sanam Singh (2010), Mitchell Frank (2012), Alex Domijan (2013), Jarmere Jenkins (2013) and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (2015).



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