The University of Miami women’s tennis team is ranked ninth in the latest Fila Collegiate Tennis rankings that are administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), it was announced Tuesday.

The Hurricanes (1-0, 0-0 ACC), who opened the season with a 7-0 sweep over Florida Atlantic last Friday, moved up one spot from their preseason No. 10 ranking that was released Jan. 10.

Six Atlantic Coast Conference schools are ranked among the Top 25 with Georgia Tech ranked the highest at No. 3. Miami follows at No. 9 followed by No. 10 North Carolina, No. 13 Duke, No. 17 Clemson and No. 25 Wake Forest.

The rankings come out before the Hurricanes head to the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships that will take place Feb. 2-5 at the University of Wisconsin’s A. C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Seven out of the 16 teams that will participate in the tournament are ranked among the Top 10 in the country.

Men’s Cross Country

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the recipients of the 2005 Fall Sportsmanship Awards today. Teams receiving the awards have conducted themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, as determined by a vote of the league’s players and coaches.

The conference presents sportsmanship awards for each of its 25 sponsored sports. The concept of these awards was created by the ACC Student Athlete Advisory Committee in an effort to recognize teams who earned the utmost regard from their peers during competition. As is stated in the conference’s Mission Statement, “It [the ACC] strongly adheres to the principles of integrity and sportsmanship, and supports the total development of the student-athlete and each member institution’s athletics department staff, with the intent of producing enlightened leadership for tomorrow.”

The University of Miami men’s cross country team was recognized by its peers by the fall sportsmanship award. Seven different schools received sportsmanship awards during the fall season.