Baylor Rejoins Virginia at No. 1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

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Baylor Rejoins Virginia at No. 1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings
Falconi, Smith top spots in singles; Tennessee, Duke tops in doubles

SKILLMAN, N.J. - For the last Campbell/ITA College Tennis Ranking of the regular season, prior to the NCAA Championship selections, it is only fitting that a new women's team sits at No. 1. In the ever-changing women's team rankings, Baylor has once again leap-frogged back ahead of North Carolina to claim the top spot for the third time in the last seven weeks. It is the eighth time in the past 11 weeks that a new team is ranked No. 1 in the women's rankings.

 

The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team has sat atop the rankings all 11 weeks since capturing the ITA Men's Team Indoor title. The Cavaliers recently completed an undefeated run through the ACC regular season for the fourth consecutive season. UVA also tied the school record for wins in a season with their 32nd victory of the season.

 

Meanwhile, the North Carolina women dropped a spot to No. 2 after being edged 4-3 by Georgia Tech in the ACC Women's Championship Final after completing the first 11-0 regular season in ACC history. New No. 1 Baylor has suffered only two losses on the season to the aforementioned Tar Heels and to fourth-ranked Michigan. The Lady Bears ended the season on an 18-match win streak, including an undefeated mark of 11-0 in Big 12 play as they head into their conference championship this weekend.

Follow the Leader:
 For the men, following Virginia is (in order): Tennessee, Texas, Ohio State, USC, Florida, Baylor, Stanford, UCLA and Texas A&M. On the women's side, Baylor is followed by: North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford, Clemson and Duke.  

 

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: ACC - 6; Big 12 and SEC - 5; Pac-10 - 4; Big Ten - 3; Big East and WCC - 1. Women's Top 25: ACC and SEC - 6; Pac-10 - 5; Big Ten - 3; Big 12 and Big East - 2; Colonial - 1. 

Spring and Fall:
 Each week there are many shifts among the men's and women's teams appearing in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings. Listed below are the teams appearing in the top 50, making the most movement and worth keeping an eye on.

Top 5 Rising (M)

Top 5 Falling (M)

Top 5 Rising (W)

Top 5 Falling (W)

#34 Rice (+7)

#37 Vanderbilt (-5)

#13 Georgia Tech (+7)

#46 NC State (-5)

#31 Auburn (+6)

#44 Indiana (-5)

#23 DePaul (+7)

#19 Georgia (-4)

#47 Miss State (+5)

#49 Oklahoma St. (-5)

#36 Nebraska (+4)

#31 SMU (-4)

#32 Minnesota (+3)

#23 Virginia tech (-3)

#41 Harvard (+4)

#27 South Florida (-3)

#45 LSU (+3)

#39 Tulsa (-3)

#49 Purdue (+3)

#35 Ohio State (-3)


Twice as Nice: Fifteen schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside this week's top 25 - once again - the highest total on the season. The men's program ranking is listed first, followed by the women's program ranking. Baylor (7/1), California (17/12), Duke (16/10), Florida (6/3), Georgia (12/19), Georgia Tech (24/13), Illinois (14/21), Michigan (25/4), Mississippi (18/16), North Carolina (19/2), Stanford (8/8), Tennessee (2/14), Texas (3/18), UCLA (9/7) and USC (5/20). 

Singled Out:

Rank

Player

School

 

Rank

Player

School

1

John-Patrick Smith

Tennessee

 

1

Irina Falconi

Georgia Tech

2

Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

2

Jana Juricova

California

3

Steve Johnson

USC

 

3

Maria Sanchez

USC

4

Guillermo Gomez

Georgia Tech

 

4

Hilary Barte

Stanford

5

Oleksandr Nedovyesov

OklahomaState

 

5

Lenka Broosova

Baylor

6

Robert Farah

USC

 

6

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

7

Austin Krajicek

Texas A&M

 

7

Laura Vallverdu

Miami (FL)

8

Alexandre Lacroix

Florida

 

8

Allie Will

Florida

9

Chase Buchanan

Ohio State

 

9

Lauren Embree

Florida

10

Dimitar Kutrovsky

Texas

 

10

Denise Dy

Washington


Double Dose:

Rank

Player

Player

School

 

Rank

Player

Player

School

1

Henrique Cunha

Reid Carleton

Duke

 

1

Caitlin Whoriskey

Natalie Pluskota

Tennessee

2

Davey Sandgren

John-Patrick Smith

Tennessee

 

2

Lindsay Burdette

Hilary Barte

Stanford

3

Bradley Klahn

Ryan Thacher

Stanford

 

3

Kristy Frilling

Kali Krisik

Notre Dame

4

Robert Farah

Steve Johnson

USC

 

4

Andrea Remynse

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

5

Jeff Dadamo

Austin Krajicek

Texas A&M

 

5

Marrit Boonstra

Allie Will

Florida

 

Conference Central: All remaining conference tournaments throughout the country will be taking place this weekend. Champions earn automatic bids into next month's NCAA Championships. Be sure to check out the ITA's Conference Central for links to each conference championship site as well as a list of champions for all completed tournaments.

 

Path to Athens: The 2010 NCAA Men's and Women's Division I Championships will take place at the Dan McGill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, May 20-31. This year's NCAA selection show will take place May 4 on ESPNews.Be sure to check out the ITA's Championship Central over the next month for previews, results and more.

 

Next Up: The next weekly National team rankings will be published Monday, May 3, along with the National singles and doubles rankings.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/20/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/20/10

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. Virginia

1

1. Baylor

2

2. Tennessee

2

2. North Carolina

1

3. Texas

3

3. Florida

3

4. Ohio State

4

4. Michigan

4

5. USC

5

5. Northwestern

6

6. Florida

6

6. Notre Dame

5

7. Baylor

9

7. UCLA

7

8. Stanford

7

8. Stanford

9

9. UCLA

8

9. Clemson

8

10. Texas A&M

10

10. Duke

10

11. Kentucky

12

11. Miami (FL)

11

12. Georgia

11

12. California

12

13. Louisville

15

13. Georgia Tech

20

14. Illinois

14

14. Tennessee

13

15. Texas Tech

13

15. Florida State

14

16. Duke

17

16. Mississippi

17

17. California

16

17. South Carolina

16

18. Mississippi

19

18. Texas

19

19. North Carolina

18

19. Georgia

15

20. Oklahoma

21

20. USC

18

21. Wake Forest

23

21. Illinois

21

22. Pepperdine

22

22. Arizona State

23

23. Virginia Tech

20

23. DePaul

30

24. Georgia Tech

24

24. VCU

22

25. Michigan

26

25. Arkansas

25

 
Campbell/ITA College Tennis rankings can be found at www.itatennis.com.

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