Syracuse continues to drop in latest ITA rankings

first_imgSyracuse (9-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings for the fifth consecutive week, sliding from No. 29 to No. 32. After rising to No. 10 on Jan. 30, the highest ranking in program history, the Orange have dropped in each team ranking since. No singles or doubles rankings were released this week.The Orange won their only match last week, a 4-1 road victory over Florida Atlantic on Monday. It marked the end of a four-match road trip for the Orange, who now play six out of their next seven matches at home. In doubles against the Owls, No. 70 Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez won 6-4 for their fifth consecutive victory, with one match against Georgia Tech abandoned on March 3.But No. 42 Knutson lost her singles match against freshman Martina Kudelova in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6. It was Knutson’s second consecutive loss after a six-match win streak, one that dated back to Feb. 3 against Boston College.No. 77 Ramirez’s match was abandoned against Natalie Kallmunzerova, with Ramirez trailing 3-4 in the third set.This week, the Orange return home on Friday to face Virginia Tech (6-7, 1-4) before they play four consecutive matches against ranked opponents. That starts next Sunday against No. 15 Wake Forest, and continues against No. 22 Florida State, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 12 NC State. Syracuse is 1-3 against ranked opponents this season, with its lone win coming in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Tournament against then-No. 9 Michigan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Nyantakyi: CAF ExCo agreed to conceal 2017 AFCON bid results

first_imgGhana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has exclusively told Joy Sports the decision to conceal the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations bid results was agreed at a CAF Executive Committee meeting.Caf has been heavily criticized for the lack of transparency in the voting process that saw Gabon who co-hosted the tournament with Equatorial Guinea in 2012 win the bid to host the next Afcon at the expense of Ghana and Algeria.Some officials of the Ghana bid committee have had causes to question the credibility of the voting process over allegations it lacks the requisite transparency.But Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who serves on CAF’s Executive Committee says the decision to of not declaring the voting results cannot be an index in classifying the process as radically flawed and unfair. “It was agreed at a CAF Executive Committee meeting that the results of the votes [for AFCON hosting rights] is not published,” said Nyantakyi.“There is a feeling that reveal the results will cause some acrimony and therefore this issue was discussed at the meeting and majority of the membership agreed that the results are not revealed.” –last_img read more