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Anderson, Alvarez Llamas End Season Atop Oracle/ITA Division I National Singles Rankings 

Alabama women and Baylor men claim top doubles spots

Oracle/ITA Men's Rankings | Oracle/ITA Women's Rankings


SKILLMAN, NJ (June 3) - With the 2014-15 season officially over, UCLA's Robin Anderson and Oklahoma's Axel Alvarez Llamas finished the year as the nation's top players in the final Oracle/ITA National Singles Rankings. Final regional rankings for team, singles and doubles were also released.

 

The Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings are a key component of the recently established Oracle Collegiate Tennis Tour, administered by the ITA and will be used as the primary criteria for singles and doubles selections into the Oracle/ITA Masters, the first national collegiate championship of the 2015 fall season.  

 

Oklahoma's Alvarez Llamas, a junior, finishes the season No. 1 in the Oracle/ITA Division I National Men's Singles Rankings. He started the season by winning his second consecutive USTA/ITA Central Regional Singles Championship and advancing to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship. In the spring, Alvarez Llamas strung together 23 straight dual-match singles triumphs, out-muscling his 13-match streak last year. The junior finished the season 39-6 in singles and also garnered the No. 8 spot in the doubles rankings with partner Dane Webb.

 

Robin Anderson, the No. 1 ranked player in the preseason rankings, posted a 27-3 singles record as a senior and held the No. 1 ranking for the final seven editions. In the fall, she was champion of the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, adding to titles in previous seasons that include USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Singles and Doubles Championships and the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Singles Championship. MVP of UCLA's 2014 NCAA Championship season, Anderson registered over 200 combined win during her collegiate career with a singles record of 127-15 and a 100-39 mark in doubles.

 

In women's doubles, Erin Routliffe and Maya Jansen of Alabama achieve the year-end No. 1 ranking for the second straight season on the heels of their second consecutive NCAA Doubles Championship. They became the first female duo to defend its NCAA doubles title since 1999 and only the third to successfully win back-to-back titles. Ranked No. 1 in the fall preseason rankings, Routliffe and Jansen fell in January but regained the top ranking in mid-April for the final four editions this season. The sophomore-junior pairing has a two-year record together of 57-8.

 

Baylor's Julian Lenz and Diego Galeano finished as the top-ranked men's doubles team. Lenz and Galeano, who had not played together prior to this season, went 26-3 and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals. The junior-senior duo rattled off 19 consecutive victories during an unbeaten streak that lasted nearly three full months. Their final six wins were against teams that finished in the Top 30 of the Oracle/ITA Rankings and included a victory over the 2014 NCAA Doubles Champions, Tennessee's Hunter Reese and Mikelis Libietis. 

 

Top 25 Caliber: Below is a listing of all the players that earned a Top 25 ranking in both singles and doubles in the final Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. In total, 25 players (10 men and 15 women) were able to accomplish this feat.

 

Men School Women School
Axel Alvarez Llamas University of Oklahoma Robin Anderson  UCLA 
Ryan Shane University of Virginia Carol Zhao  Stanford 
Mackenzie McDonald UCLA Jamie Loeb  North Carolina 
Julian Lenz Baylor University Brooke Austin  University of Florida 
Søren Hess-Olesen University of Texas Maegan Manasse  California 
Andrew Harris University of Oklahoma Lauren Herring  University of Georgia 
Gonzales Austin Vanderbilt University Stephanie Wagner  University of Miami (Florida) 
Mikelis Libietis University of Tennessee Sydney Campbell  Vanderbilt University 
Yannick Hanfmann University of Southern California Giuliana Olmos  University of Southern California 
Roberto Quiroz University of Southern California Viktoriya Lushkova  Oklahoma State University 
    Ema Burgic  Baylor University 
    Astra Sharma  Vanderbilt University 
    Taylor Davidson  Stanford 
    Klara Fabikova  California 
    Jennifer Brady  UCLA 

Top 25 Oracle/ITA Singles Rankings

Men School Women School
1. Axel Alvarez Llamas University of Oklahoma 1. Robin Anderson  UCLA 
2. Ryan Shane University of Virginia 2. Carol Zhao  Stanford 
3. Mackenzie McDonald UCLA 3. Jamie Loeb  North Carolina 
4. Julian Lenz Baylor University 4. Brooke Austin  University of Florida 
5. Noah Rubin Wake Forest University 5. Julia Elbaba  University of Virginia 
6. Søren Hess-Olesen University of Texas 6. Maegan Manasse  California 
7. Quentin Monaghan University of Notre Dame 7. Lauren Herring  University of Georgia 
8. Andrew Harris University of Oklahoma 8. Josie Kuhlman  University of Florida 
9. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer University of Louisville 9. Stephanie Wagner  University of Miami (Florida) 
10. Gonzales Austin Vanderbilt University 10. Sydney Campbell  Vanderbilt University 
11. Nicolas Alvarez Duke University 11. Danielle Collins  University of Virginia 
12. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski University of Virginia 12. Julia Jones  University of Mississippi 
13. Mikelis Libietis University of Tennessee 13. Chanelle Van Nguyen  UCLA 
14. Yannick Hanfmann University of Southern California 14. Hayley Carter  North Carolina 
15. Winston Lin Columbia University 15. Giuliana Olmos  University of Southern California 
16. Brayden Schnur North Carolina 16. Joana Eidukonyte  Clemson University 
17. Mitchell Frank University of Virginia 17. Viktoriya Lushkova  Oklahoma State University 
18. Dominik Koepfer Tulane University 18. Lorraine Guillermo  Pepperdine 
19. Nik Scholtz University of Mississippi 19. Ema Burgic  Baylor University 
20. Romain Bogaerts Wake Forest University 20. Sinead Lohan  University of Miami (Florida) 
21. Jared Hiltzik University of Illinois 21. Astra Sharma  Vanderbilt University 
22. Roberto Cid University of South Florida 22. Taylor Davidson  Stanford 
23. Roberto Quiroz University of Southern California 23. Klara Fabikova  California 
24. Ronnie Schneider North Carolina 24. Jennifer Brady  UCLA 
25. Cameron Norrie TCU 25. Natalie Beazant  Rice University 

 

Top 10 Oracle/ITA Doubles Rankings
Men School Women School
1. Lenz/Galeano Baylor University 1. Routliffe/Jansen University of Alabama 
2. Wagland/Smith University of Georgia 2. Zhao/Davidson Stanford 
3. Libietis/Reese University of Tennessee 3. Austin/Keegan University of Florida 
4. Quiroz/Hanfmann University of Southern California 4. Gumulya/Rompies Clemson University 
5. Corinteli/Shane University of Virginia 5. Harrison/McPhillips UCLA 
6. Glasspool/Hess-Olesen University of Texas 6. Perez/Herring University of Georgia 
7. Metka/Steinbach Ohio State University 7. Susanyi/Fabikova California 
8. Alvarez Llamas/Webb University of Oklahoma 8. Doyle/Tsay Stanford 
9. Austin/Johnson Vanderbilt University 9. Manasse/Starr California 
10. Adams/Vinsant Texas A&M University 10. Flickinger/Burgmans Auburn University 

Top Freshmen: Thirteen freshman (8 men, 5 women) earned a place in the year-end Top 50. The Florida women had two players finish Top 10, while Wake Forest's Noah Rubin was the only male player to crack the Top 10.

 

Men School Women School
5. Noah Rubin Wake Forest University 4. Brooke Austin  University of Florida 
11. Nicolas Alvarez Duke University 8. Josie Kuhlman  University of Florida 
25. Cameron Norrie TCU 20. Sinead Lohan  University of Miami (Florida) 
26. Wayne Montgomery University of Georgia 21. Astra Sharma  Vanderbilt University 
31. Guillermo Nuñez TCU 45. Ellen Perez  University of Georgia 
35. Tom Fawcett Stanford University    
47. Christopher Eubanks Georgia Tech    
50. Collin Altamirano University of Virginia    


About the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings  

As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings that are designed to track the top men's and women's teams, along with singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.