Northwestern rejoins Virginia atop Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

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Northwestern rejoins Virginia atop Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings
Falconi, Singh top spots in singles; Stanford, Tennessee 1-2 in doubles

SKILLMAN, N.J. – One week after being replaced by North Carolina atop the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings, Northwestern has regained the top spot, joining the Virginia men, who have been perched at No. 1 for the third-consecutive week, since capturing the ITA National Men’s Team Indoor title.

Northwestern also captured the ITA Team Indoor title at the women’s championship, knocking off North Carolina to vault to No. 1. Their stay would be short-lived though as Notre Dame handed the Wildcats their first loss on the season and switched positions in the rankings with North Carolina.

The battle between North Carolina has since progressed off the court and into the rankings as Northwestern has once again moved ahead of the Tar Heels this week, just edging UNC for the No. 1 ranking. This is now the fourth-straight week that a different team has claimed the top spot.

This is the point in the season when the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings switch from a poll to a computer point-per-match formula, which causes several changes throughout the rankings.

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

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC– 6; Big 12 and SEC – 5; ACC – 4; Big Ten – 2; Big East, Conference USA and Mountain West - 1. Four Pac-10 schools from the Golden State (USC, UCLA, Stanford and California) are among the top 10. Women’s Top 25: ACC – 6; Pac-10 and SEC – 5; Big East and Big Ten – 3; Big 12, Conference USA and Mountain West – 1. The women’s top 10 has all six BCS Conferences represented.

On the Move: The biggest surprise in this week’s rankings is also the beneficiary of the biggest jump. The BYU men’s team jumped 22 spots since last week and 41 spots since the preseason rankings which came out in early January. The Cougars latest victim was perennial power Boise State, which incidentally took one of the worst hits in this week’s rankings, dropping 29 spots to No. 58. The win over the Broncos gave BYU its seventh victory already over a team currently ranked in the top 75.

On the women’s team, there were no teams in the top 25 that shifted up more than nine spots but two teams did enter the rankings for the first time this season as South Florida and UNLV each moved into the top 25 from Nos. 29 and 30, respectively.

Twice as Nice: Eleven schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside this week’s top 25.

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Baylor

14

9

California

10

5

Florida

7

6

Florida State

19

13

Georgia

11

17

Ohio State

3

21

Stanford

9

14

Tennessee

2

11

UCLA

6

4

USC

5

12

Washington

22

18


Singled Out:

Rank

Player

School

Rank

Player

School

1

Sanam Singh

Virginia

1

Irina Falconi

Georgia Tech

2

Michael Shabaz

Virginia

2

Jana Juricova

California

3

Steve Johnson

USC

3

Maria Sanchez

USC

4

John-Patrick Smith

Tennessee

4

Laura Vallverdu

Miami (FL)

5

Guillermo Gomez

Georgia Tech

5

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

6

Alexandre Lacroix

Florida

6

Chelsey Gullickson

Georgia

7

Dimitar Kutrovsky

Texas

7

Denise Dy

Washington

8

Eric Quigley

Kentucky

8

Lenka Broosova

Baylor

9

Robert Farah

USC

9

Hilary Barte

Stanford

10

Ed Corrie

Texas

10

Caitlin Whoriskey

Tennessee



Double Dose:

Rank

Player

Player

School

Rank

Player

Player

School

1

Bradley Klahn

Ryan Thacher

Stanford

1

Caitlin Whoriskey

Natalie Pluskota

Tennessee

2

Davey Sandgren

John-Patrick Smith

Tennessee

2

Lindsay Burdette

Hilary Barte

Stanford

3

Henrique Cunha

Reid Carleton

Duke

3

Kristy Frilling

Kali Krisik

Notre Dame

4

Dimitar Kutrovsky

Josh Zavala

Texas

4

Andrea Remynse

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

5

Boris Conkic

Rhyne Williams

Tennessee

5

Gabriela Mejia

Laura Vallverdu

Miami



Next Up: The next weekly National team rankings will be published March 9 while the next singles and doubles rankings will be released on Tuesday, March 16. These rankings reflect results through Sunday, February 28. In addition, the Regional team, singles, and doubles mid-season rankings will be available Thursday, March 4 at www.itatennis.com.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

2/23/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

2/23/10

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. Virginia

1

1. Northwestern

2

2. Tennessee

2

2. North Carolina

1

3. Ohio State

3

3. Notre Dame

7

4. Texas

4

4. UCLA

4

5. USC

5

5. California

3

6. UCLA

7

6. Florida

9

7. Florida

6

7. Michigan

8

8. Kentucky

8

8. Duke

6

9. Stanford

14

9. Baylor

5

10. California

15

10. Clemson

12

11. Georgia

12

11. Tennessee

13

12. Illinois

13

12. USC

10

13. Louisville

10

13. Florida State

15

14. Baylor

12

14. Stanford

11

15. Mississippi

11

15. Arkansas

20

16. Virginia Tech

18

16. Miami (FL)

19

17. Texas A&M

17

17. Georgia

16

18. Texas Tech

32

18. Washington

18

19. Florida State

19

19. Vanderbilt

24

20. Wake Forest

20

20. South Florida

29

21. Oklahoma

26

21. Ohio State

17

22. Washington

23

22. SMU

21

23. BYU

45

23. UNLV

30

24. Tulsa

33

24. DePaul

22

25. Alabama

28

25. Georgia Tech

14

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