Men’s Tennis: Carl Söderlund earns No. 1 preseason singles ranking

UVA men’s tennis senior Carl Soderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) is the top-ranked singles player in the 2019-20 Preseason ITA Division I Men’s Individual National Rankings.

Söderlund was the 2019 ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earning All-America recognition by finishing the year ranked No. 5 in the Oracle ITA singles rankings. The first-team All-ACC honoree finished the year with a 20-5 mark in singles, including 13 wins over ranked opponents. Söderlund was named the Virginia athletics department’s male scholar athlete of the year at the Hoos Choice awards in May.

Two other Cavaliers also earned preseason singles rankings with junior Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) at No. 103 and sophomore Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) at No. 109.

Söderlund is the seventh UVA men’s tennis player to earn a No. 1 ITA singles ranking, joining Somdev Devvarman (2007-08), Sanam Singh (2010), Mitchell Frank (2012), Alex Domijan (2013), Jarmere Jenkins (2013) and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (2015).


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