Silverstein Receives National Ranking

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s tennis junior Josh Silverstein is ranked No. 103 nationally in the latest ITA singles rankings.
Silverstein began the season ranked No. 18 regionally and worked his way onto the national list after defeating Jolan Cailleau of Texas Tech who was ranked No. 25 at the time.
“Being ranked shows opponents that you can compete with the best college tennis players in the nation,” said Silverstein.
His win at Texas Tech gained the Hawkeyes a team win over a tough Big 12 opponent.
“Beating ranked players is a great feeling because you know the player you beat has done a lot to get there.”
“It took me two and a half years of fighting and grinding to get nationally ranked, but I finally accomplished that goal. The next step is to keep beating though players and move forward as a team.”
Silverstein and the Hawkeyes travel to Oregon Sunday to take on the Ducks for the first time in program history.