Gabriela Knutson up to No. 8 in latest ITA rankings, highest ever for Syracuse player

first_imgDespite losing a undefeated singles record on March 13, Gabriela Knutson moved up three spots to No. 8 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings on Tuesday. It is the highest ranking for a singles player in SU history, previously beating Knutson’s No. 11 ranking two weeks ago.After falling to Florida Atlantic’s then-No. 6 Aliona Bolsova in straight sets, Knutson picked up two consecutive victories against top-40 players this weekend. On Friday, Knutson defeated Clemson’s then-No. 20 Marie Leduc, 7-5, 7-5. Two days later, the SU junior scraped by Wake Forest’s then-No. 36 Emma Davis in a third set tiebreak to pick up her fourth victory against a ranked opponent in the last five matches.No. 32 Syracuse (11-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) progressed seven spots after a 1-1 record this week. SU made light work of then-No. 44 Clemson, 5-2, but fell to then-No. 16 Wake Forest by one point.The doubles pairing of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez dropped 20 spots from No. 17 to No. 37 after four consecutive losses, all to duos that are currently ranked in the top 60.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse returns back to action on Sunday when it faces No. 48 Louisville at Drumlins Country Club. Comments Published on March 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img