Middlebury joins Amherst atop Division III Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

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Middlebury joins Amherst atop Division III Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings
Both squads hold wins over 2009 NCAA Division III Champions

 

SKILLMAN, N.J. – The men from Middlebury join the Amherst women as No. 1 in the Division III Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings, after completing a very successful spring trip to the Golden State that included four ranked wins, one of which came against previously top-ranked UC Santa Cruz.

Amherst, who just recently began their spring slate remain undefeated in Division III competition, with three wins over opponents i
n the top 25 and continuing to ride its win in the fall over No. 2 Williams, 6-3, in a a rematch of the 2009 NCAA Division III Championship.

Both programs have shown their ability to win the big matches but they have also won their matches by considerable margins. The Jeffs of Amherst have outscored their opponents by a total of 49-5 while the Middlebury Panthers have shut down the competition 66-7 in their seven victories.


Follow the Leader:
For the men, following Middlebury is (in order): Washington U., Emory, Cal Lutheran, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, UC Santa Cruz, Kenyon, Johns Hopkins, Amherst and UNC Wesleyan. On the women's side, Amherst is followed by: Williams, Chicago, Emory, Washington & Lee, Denison, DePauw, Pomona-Pitzer, Gustavus Adolphus and Carnegie Mellon.

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: NESCAC– 5; UAA and SCIAC – 4; Northwest, ODAC and SCAC – 2; American Southwest, Centennial, Independent, Liberty, MIAA, NCAC, SCAC, and USA SAC - 1. Women’s Top 25: NESCAC– 5; UAA – 4; Liberty, SCAC and SCIAC – 2; Capital, CCIW, Centennial, IIAC, Independent, NCAC, NJAC, ODAC and WIAC – 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 25, 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)

#23 Hampden-Sydney (NR)

#6 UCSC (-5)

#11 Bowdoin (+5)

#17 Tufts (-5)

#13 Bowdoin (+7)

#12 Williams (-5)

#13 Johns Hopkins (+5)

#16 MWU (-3)

#14 Salisbury (+7)

#20 Trinity (-5)

Several (+1)

#20 Redlands (-3)

#4 Cal Lutheran (+6)

#22 Pomona-Pitzer (-5)

 

#4 Emory (-2)

#21 Whitman (+5)

Several (-3)

 

#12 Chapman (-2)


Twice as Nice: Fifteen schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside this week’s top 25
led by Armstrong Atlantic with both squads ranked No. 1.  

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Amherst

9

1

Bowdoin

13

11

Carnegie Mellon

11

10

Chicago

17

3

DePauw

19

7

Emory

3

4

Johns Hopkins

8

13

Middlebury

1

15

Pomona-Pitzer

22

8

Redlands

18

20

Trinty (TX)

16

19

Vassar

25

22

Washington U.

2

14

Washington & Lee

24

5

Williams

12

2

 

Mark Your Calendar:This year's NCAA Division III Championships feature the final eight men’s and final eight women’s teams facing off May 25-30 in Oberlin, Ohio, hosted by Oberlin College and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Next Up:
The next Division III ranking period will be published April 13, including the Regional and National team, singles and doubles rankings. These rankings reflect results through Tuesday, March 23.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

3/16/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

3/16/10

Division III Men's Top 25

Rank

Division III Women's Top 25

Rank

1. Middlebury

4

1. Amherst

1

2. Washington U.

2

2. Williams

3

3. Emory

3

3. U. of Chicago

4

4. Cal Lutheran

10

4. Emory

2

5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

5

5. Washington & Lee

6

6. UC Santa Cruz

1

6. Denison

5

7. Kenyon

6

7. DePauw

8

8. Johns Hopkins

8

8. Pomona-Pitzer

7

9. Amherst

12

9. Gustavus Adolphus

9

10. UNC Wesleyan

11

10. Carnegie Mellon

11

11. Carnegie Mellon

9

11. Bowdoin

    16

12. Williams

     7

12. Chapman

10

13. Bowdoin

20

13. Johns Hopkins

18

14. Salisbury

21

14. Washington U.

14

15. Kalamazoo

13

15. Middlebury

15

16. Trinity (TX)

19

16. Mary Washington

13

17. U. of Chicago  

14

17. Tufts

12

18. Redlands

18

18. UW-Whitewater

19

19. DePauw

16

19. Trinity (TX)

20

20. Trinity (CT)

15

20. Redlands

17

21. Whitman

26

21. Wheaton (IL)

21

22. Pomona-Pitzer

17

22. Vassar

22

23. Hampden-Sydney

NR

23. College of New Jersey

23

24. Washington & Lee

    22

24. Skidmore

24

25. Vassar

24

25. Luther

25

 

 

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

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