Gabriela Knutson falls one spot to No. 5 in latest rankings

first_imgAfter going 1-1 this weekend, Gabriela Knutson fell one spot to No. 5 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association tennis rankings. Knutson opened the weekend against Duke’s then-No. 5 Samantha Harris. The SU junior opened the match on Friday by winning eight straight games, but she could maintain early success. After a second set defeat, Knutson was swept in the third set in a 6-0, 4-6, 0-6 loss.On Sunday, Knutson made light work of Notre Dame’s Allison Miller in a 6-3, 6-2 win at Drumlins Country Club. Of Knutson’s three losses this season, all of them are currently ranked top four in the nation.The pairing of Knutson and Ramirez jumped two spots to No. 11 after two victories this week. Versus Duke Knutson and Ramirez defeated then-No. 8 Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy, 6-2. Two days later, the SU duo won in first doubles against Notre Dame, 6-4.Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 27 this week, its second-highest mark of the season. Against then-No. 4 Duke, the Orange squandered an early lead to the Blue Devils and lost 4-2. After the loss, SU recovered in a dominant 4-0 win against UND to end its three-match losing streak.Syracuse will close out its season on Sunday when it takes on No. 33 North Carolina State in Raleigh.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on April 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm Contact KJ: | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, December 6

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United are prepared to spend another £100m next summer with defenders Mats Hummels, 25, of Borussia Dortmund, Aymeric Laporte, 20, of Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin, 28, on their radar. (Independent) Manchester United are set to sell three unwanted players in January – goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, 30, and midfielders Nani, 28, and 26-year-old Anderson – to finance a £200m assault on the transfer market. (Daily Star) Leicester City have made a bid for in-demand HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric, 23, who is also reportedly a target for Chelsea and Tottenham. (Daily Mail) Liverpool could sign a replacement for Glen Johnson in January, with top target Martin Montoya’s agent insisting that the 23-year-old will “100%” leave Barcelona this winter. (Daily Mirror) Arsene Wenger is reportedly weighing up a move for Lyon’s in-demand midfielder Nabil Fekir, 21. (Metro) Manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham have never considered letting in-form striker Harry Kane, 21, leave the club. (Independent) DeAndre Yedlin, 21, has been granted a work permit this week and the right-back is expected to complete his move to Tottenham Hotspur next month. (The Times) Genoa captain and left-back Luca Antonelli, 27, says he’s dreaming of a switch to Liverpool. (Daily Star) Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants to cut short Hatem Ben Arfa’s season-long loan spell, with the winger having failed to impress during his time at the Yorkshire club. (The Sun)And here’s the latest headlines…Liverpool handed boost in Martinez pursuitPremier League return unlikely for MLS starBayern Munich enter battle for teen sensation wanted by Liverpool and Man UnitedBarcelona star puts Premier League admirers on alertSpurs suffer striker transfer blowAC Milan beat Liverpool to strike star?Defensive starlet is on my radar, admits Arsenal boss WengerRoma target Tottenham defender in £8million dealFormer Chelsea and Barcelona striker Gudjohnsen returns to BoltonExclusive – Chelsea WILL win the title, concedes Premier League bossExclusive – Allardyce expects quiet January transfer window at West HamExclusive – Everton are yet to kick into life this season, says Alan Stubbslast_img read more