IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa men’s tennis student-athlete Josh Silverstein earned a national ranking of No. 117. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its final Division I national rankings on Monday, which include the Hawkeye junior.
Silverstein was ranked as high as No. 103 in the country in singles (Feb. 8) and No. 77 in doubles (April 11) this past season. The native of Great Neck, New York, beat two ranked opponents in singles competition, bouncing 25th-ranked Jolan Cailleau of Texas Tech, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3) and No. 50 Konrad Zieba of Northwestern, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0. The second team All-Big Ten performer won 13 singles matches during the spring, five at No. 1, seven at No. 2, and one at No. 3. He had a six-match win streak between March 26 and April 17 with five of those six wins coming against Big Ten opponents.
Silverstein enters his senior season ranking 12th in career doubles wins (51) at Iowa and is five singles victories from cracking the program’s Top 15 for most in a career.