WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its 2012 preseason rankings on Friday and a pair of Boilermakers is among the nation's best. Diego Acosta and Aaron Dujovne earned the No. 13 doubles ranking in the country.
Last season, Acosta and Dujovne stormed into the rankings late in the season. The duo finished the year ranked at No. 42. The duo went 7-4 last season including ranked wins over the No. 21 pair in the country from Minnesota, the nation's No. 72 pair from Northwestern, and the 20th best doubles team in the country from Illinois.
The No. 13 ranking is the highest ranking for a Purdue pair in more than 15 years. Cris James and Derek Myers were ranked No. 7 for the Boilermakers in 1997. The ranking for Acosta and Dujovne is also the third highest Big Ten doubles ranking in the latest poll. Michigan's duo of Evan King and Shaun Berstein are the highest ranked pair in the Big Ten at No. 3. Ohio State's Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen are ranked No. 5.
The Boilermakers are scheduled to kick off the fall slate with a home tournament. The Purdue Invitational will take place from Sept. 21-23 at the Schwartz Tennis Center.