Four Texas Tech men’s tennis players have earned preseason rankings.

Gonzalo Escobar begins the 2011-2012 collegiate tennis season as the highest ranked tennis student-athlete in the Big 12 Conference.

Also ranked are doubles players Vitor Manzini, Rafael Garcia and Gabriel Wanderley. Escobar has been ranked 11th in singles, and is the highest ranked singles and doubles player in the conference.

Teamed with Manzini, Escobar has been ranked 10th in doubles.

The 2012 tennis season kicks off this weekend at the Racquet Club Collegiate in Midland.