Twenty-four-year-old Chris Hanson made major strides in April’s world rankings Wednesday, rising from world No. 161 to a career-high world No. 112.
The former Dartmouth No. 1 made his PSA World Series debut last month as the wild card in the Windy City Open, which bolstered his bid to crack the world top 100.
Hanson continued his positive momentum in March by recording his best finish in the S.L. Green Men’s Championship, third, which included a victory over nine-time U.S. champion Julian Illingworth in the 3/4 playoff.
In addition to competing in a slew of PSA tournaments this spring, Hanson will represent the United States in June’s Pan American Games.
In the new women’s world rankings, Amanda Sobhy retained her highest ranking of world No. 10, while Olivia Blatchford rose two positions to world No. 37.
Todd Harrity regained his highest world ranking of sixty-eight, moving up one position, while Chris Gordon dropped two spots to fifty-nine.