Tritons honored as nation's top performing team

Tritons honored as nation's top performing team

The Iowa Central women's tennis team has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as March's ITA UTR Team of the Month.

March featured road wins over nationally-ranked NJCAA teams Hinds and Meridian, followed by sweeps of Concordia University Nebraska (NAIA) and Iowa-power Coe College (NCAA DIII).

The Tritons are 15-0 this season and have an individual record of 79-2. Standouts include newcomer Marketa Beladova, who is undefeated at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with her partner and sophomore team captain Juliana Vidal.

"We're grateful to be competing together this Spring and I'm so proud of the players for making the most of the opportunity," Iowa Central head coach Jerry Thor said. "In a year unlike any other, our team has focused on controlling what we can control and that means bringing energy and enthusiasm to the court every day."

The ITA UTR Team of the Month award honors a collegiate tennis team who showed the largest increase in its UTR Power 6 rating over the course of the previous month and is the global gold standard for all tennis players, which reflects their current skill level based on actual performance and is used by college coaches for evaluating player ability, seeding, selection and more.

The Tritons look to continue their winning ways this weekend in Chicago before hosting their Sophomore Day vs. Simpson College on April 24 at 11 a.m.


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