Men's tennis trio ranked in final Oracle/ITA poll
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Men's tennis trio ranked in final Oracle/ITA poll
Pau Grabuleda CruaƱas (above) and Ramon Puertolas were both ranked in the Top 15 nationally in singles in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Men's Collegiate Tennis Rankings. (Credit Ryan Long)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and junior Ramon Puertolas were both ranked in the Top 15 nationally in singles in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Men's Collegiate Tennis Rankings while Grabuleda Cruañas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca ended the year 17th in doubles, as released late last month by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Grabuleda Cruañas ranked sixth nationally to finish the year after posting an 18-11 overall singles record, 12-9 in dual matches, at the No. 1 position in the lineup. The Sant feliu de Guixols, Spain, native collected victories over Campbellsville University’s 48th-ranked Alejandro Reyes and Northwestern Ohio’s 39th-ranked Radu Popa.

Puertolas finished the academic year 26-6 overall in singles, 19-4 in dual matches while playing No. 2 in the lineup. The Tarrega, Spain, native ranked No. 14 nationally in the final ITA poll.

Grabuleda Cruañas and Fernandez Meaca posted a 5-13 mark in doubles, all at No. 1 in the lineup, facing six ranked opponents over the second half of the season. Grabuleda Cruañas was 9-18 in doubles overall, including 9-14 in dual matches, while Fernandez Meaca posted a 9-15 overall doubles mark, 6-14 in duals.