The Lady Bulldogs are coming off one of the best years in women's tennis history at MState, finishing the year at 12-8 and a SEC Western Division title. The lady netters closed out last year ranked 26th.
State received one individual ranking in Tuesday's poll with men's junior Ivan Bjelica ranked in the 74th spot in the singles rankings. Bjelica posted an 8-5 singles record during the fall semester, highlighted by an appearance in the main draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren/ITA All-American Championships. Three of his eight wins came against top-100 individuals.
Both teams will begin spring competition on Friday, Jan. 20. The men's squad will take part in the SEC Coaches Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky. The women will travel to Athens, Ga., to compete in the Georgia Indoors.