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: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more