Hawkeyes Enter National Rankings

March 7, 2007

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s No. 1 doubles team of juniors Bart van Monsjou and J.P. Ritchie has gone from being unranked in the national tennis rankings to being ranked No. 28.

Ritchie, a native of Bartlesville, OK, and van Monsjou, a native of Oirschot, Netherlands, have compiled a dual season record of 7-0. This includes a win over then 17th-ranked Pavic and Zirkin of Drake University.

“Bart and J.P. are very deserving of the ranking as they have played outstanding doubles all year long,” said Head Coach Steve Houghton.

Iowa will travel to California for Spring Break March 14-17. The 75th-ranked Hawkeyes will compete against UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego and Dartmouth.