Freshman Michael Kogan is Ranked No. 36 in the Nation.
Dec. 13, 2000
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Freshman Michael Kogan (Kfar-Saba, Israel) has led the Tulane University men's tennis team to a national ranking of 44, accoring to the Internationa Tennis Association's Collegiate Men's Tennis Rankings released on Tuesday.
Kogan is the No. 36 rated individual in the nation following an outstanding fall season, which included a championship in the top flight of the Tulane Invitational and the Tennessee Fall Classic "A" Flight championship. The freshman also upset preseason 10th-ranked player in the nation at the ITA Region III Championships.
The talented freshman also teamed with senior Mikko Viljanen (Helsinki, Finland) to earn a No. 18 ranking in the ITA's doubles standard. The duo combined for an 8-3 mark in doubles action, including wins over five nationally-ranked tandems. The pair won the top flight of the Tennessee Fall Classic and advanced to the semifinals of the National Clay Court Doubles Championship.
Tulane's men's tennis team will open spring action on Jan. 26, playing at Michigan State, followed by a match at Michigan (Jjan. 27). The fiirst home match of 2001 will be Feb. 1 against the University of New Orleans.