Boyer Breaks Into ITA Singles Ranking at No. 93
Lincoln, Neb. -- Senior Toby Boyer broke into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) singles rankings at the No. 93 spot as the association released its bi-weekly top-125 rankings on Tuesday, April 2.
The Ham Lake, Minn., native was ranked for the last time on February 7, 2018, when he took the No. 105 spot in the nation. Boyer's ranking is the highest by a Nebraska men's tennis player since November 15, 2017, when Boyer himself came in at the No. 76 position. This week's ranking marks the third time in his career he's received the ITA honors.
Boyer comes off three singles victories -- including two against ranked opponents -- in the last four matches, only dropping a contest to No. 14 Aleks Kovacevic of Illinois. Boyer knocked off No. 86 Lukas Moenter of Loyola Marymount, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday, March 20 before taking down No. 47 Josip Krstanovic of #18 Minnesota, 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday, March 24. Boyer's win over Krstanovic helped Nebraska to its first ranked win since 2016 and first win over a top-25 opponent since 2010. Most recently, Boyer defeated Dominik Stary of Northwestern, 6-0, 4-6, 7-6, on Sunday, March 31.
Boyer is 14-3 on the season, including a 4-2 record against nationally-ranked opponents. He's also 3-2 in Big Ten play and has won eight out of his last 10 matches.
The Nebraska men's tennis team will be back in action this weekend when it hosts top-ranked Ohio State and No. 30 Penn State at the Dillon Tennis Center. The Huskers are set to face the Buckeyes on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. CT before taking on the Nittany Lions on Sunday, April 7, at Noon CT.