Top-Ranked USC, Duke Open ITA National Team Indoor as No. 1 Seeds

Top-Ranked USC, Duke Open ITA National Team Indoor as No. 1 Seeds

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The USC men and Duke women, each ranked No. 1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings since winning the 2009 NCAA team titles, take their top ranking to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

Follow the Leader:
For the men, following USC is (in order): Ohio State, UCLA, Tennessee, Baylor, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Stanford and Kentucky. On the women's side, Duke is followed by: California, Northwestern, Florida, Baylor, Miami (FL), USC, Stanford, Georgia Tech and Georgia.

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: SEC – 7; ACC – 6; Pac-10 – 5; Big 12 and Big Ten – 3; Big East and WCC - 1. Five different conferences placed at least one team in the top 10, with three Pac-10 schools from the state of California (USC, UCLA and Stanford) claiming three of the top 10 spots. Women’s Top 25: ACC and SEC – 7; Pac-10 – 6; Big Ten – 2; Big 12, Big East and MWC – 1. The top six spots are each filled by a team from a different conference while four Pac-10 schools from the Golden State (California, USC, UCLA and Stanford) are among the top 12.

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

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Baylor

5

5

Duke

22

1

Florida

12

4

Florida State

18

20

Georgia

7

10

Mississippi

11

18

North Carolina

21

11

Stanford

9

8

Tennessee

4

13

UCLA

3

12

USC

1

7

Virginia

6

24

Washington

24

21


On Their Way to UVA:
The matchups have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2010 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championships. The University of Virginia will host the 36th annual Championships at the Boar’s Head Sports Club, February 12 – 15.

More on the Teams:

Alabama: Currently ranked #19 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #22 Duke and #23 Arizona. The Crimson Tide have two players ranked in singles (#62 Saketh Myeni and #123 Michael Thompson). The doubles team of Crieghton Blanchard/Michael Davis is also ranked #39.

First Round Matchup: No. 15 Alabama vs. No. 2 Virginia

Baylor:
Currently ranked #5 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #11 Florida, #39 TCU and #58 Iowa. The Bears have one player ranked in singles (#11 Jordan Rux), who is also ranked #11 in doubles with Maros Horny. The duo of Julian Bley/Attilo Bucko is also ranked #38.

First Round Matchup: No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 11 Florida

Florida: Currently ranked #12 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #41 Georgia Tech and #59 Furman. The Gators have one player ranked in singles (#7 Alexandre Lacroix), who is also ranked #10 in doubles with Antoine Benneteau.

First Round Matchup: No. 11 Florida vs. No. 6 Baylor

Fresno State: Currently ranked #30 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #17 Texas A&M, #32 Rice and #75 Pacific. The Bulldogs have two teams ranked in doubles (#20 Mirko Zapletal/Taylor Leiby and #36 Rikus de Villiers/Remi Boutillier).

First Round Matchup: No. 16 Fresno State vs. No. 1 USC

Georgia: Currently ranked #7 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #21 North Carolina, #38 Northwestern, and #41 Georgia Tech and #72 USC Upstate. The Bulldogs have two players ranked in singles (#45 Javier Garrapiz and #60 Drake Bernstein).

First Round Matchup: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 10 Ole Miss

Illinois: Currently ranked #13 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #20 Virginia Tech, #22 Duke and #24 Washington. The Illini have one player ranked in singles (#43 Dennis Nevolo) who is also ranked #2 in doubles with Marek Czerwinski.

First Round Matchup: No. 12 Illinois vs. No. 5 Tennessee

Kentucky: Currently ranked #10 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #6 Virginia, #15 Wake Forest and #36 Michigan. The Wildcats have two players ranked in singles (#8 Eric Quigley and #39 Alex Musialek) and the duo of Quigley/Brad Cox is ranked #9 in doubles.

First Round Matchup: No. 13 Kentucky vs. No. 4 UCLA

Louisville: Currently ranked #16 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #25 Wisconsin, #33 LSU, #37 Minnesota and #60 East Tennessee State. The Cardinals have four players ranked in singles (#46 Austen Childs, #81 Andrew Carter and #84 Simon Childs) and two teams ranked in doubles (#14 Childs/Childs and #33 Alejandro Calligari/Robert Hall).

First Round Matchup: No. 14 Louisville vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Mississippi: Currently ranked #11 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #49 Indiana, #51 Arkansas and #61 Mississippi State. The Rebels have two players ranked in singles (#49 Tucker Vorster and #61 Marcel Thiemann) and two teams ranked in doubles (#52 Adrian Forberg Skogeng/Vorster and #56 Kalle Norberg/Vorster).

First Round Matchup: No. 10 Ole Miss vs. No. 7 Georgia

Ohio State: Currently ranked #2 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #14 Pepperdine, #21 North Carolina, #31 Tulsa and #50 New Mexico. The Buckeyes have three players ranked in singles (#34 Shuhei Uzawa, #88 Steven Williams and #103 Chase Buchanan).

First Round Matchup: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 14 Louisville

Stanford: Currently ranked #9 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #40 Hawaii, #44 Oklahoma and #52 UNC Wilmington. The Cardinal have two players ranked in singles (#37 Alex Clayton and #54 Bradley Kahn) and the top-ranked doubles squad in Klahn/Ryan Thacher.

First Round Matchup: No. 9 Stanford vs. No. 8 Texas

Tennessee: Currently ranked #4 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #13 Illinois, #45 South Carolina, #55 Utah, #57 Middle Tennessee State and #60 East Tennessee State. The Volunteers have four players ranked in singles (#2 John-Patrick Smith, #22 Rhyne Williams, #52 Matt Brewer and #68 Boris Conkic) and three teams ranked in doubles (#4 Conkic/Smith, #7 Sandgren/Smith and #12 Conkic/Williams)

First Round Matchup: No. 8 Tennessee vs. No. 10 Baylor

Texas: Currently ranked #8 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #17 Texas A&M, #35 California, #51 Arkansas and #57 Middle Tennessee State. The Longhorns have five players ranked in singles (#5 Dimitar Kutrovsky, #9 Ed Corrie, #38 Josh Zavala, #85 Daniel Whitehead and #104 Vasko Mladenov). The tandem of Kutrovsky and Josh Zavala are ranked #22 in doubles.

First Round Matchup: No. 8 Texas vs. No. 9 Stanford

UCLA: Currently ranked #3 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #14 Pepperdine and #40 Hawaii. The Bruins have two players ranked in singles (#94 Amit Inbar and #118 Nick Meister) and the doubles team of Kallim Stewart and Matt Brooklyn ranked #36.

First Round Matchup: No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Kentucky

USC: Currently ranked #1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #48 Vanderbilt and #70 Yale. The Trojans have six players ranked in singles (#1 Steve Johnson, #14 Robert Farah, #47 Matt Kecki, #65 JT Sundling, #78 Daniel Nguyen and #116 Jaak Poldma) and have one team ranked in doubles (#13 Farah/Johnson).

First Round Matchup: No. 1 USC vs. No. 16 Fresno State

Virginia: Currently ranked #6 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #13 Illinois, #34 Notre Dame and #73 William & Mary. The Cavaliers have seven players ranked in singles (#3 Michael Shabaz, #12 Sanam Singh, #16 Jamere Jenkins, #28 Lee Singer, #31 Drew Courtney, #58 Houston Barrick and #80 Steven Rooda) and three teams ranked in doubles (#5 Barrick/Singh, #17 Singer/Courtney and #25 Barrick/Shabaz).

First Round Matchup: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Alabama

The Spin on Wisconsin: The matchups have been set for the 16 teams competing in the 2010 ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships. The University of Wisconsin will host the tournament for the 23rd consecutive year at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis., February 12 – 15. The top eight teams received seeds with the first-round matchups listed as follows.

More on the Teams:

Baylor: Currently ranked #5 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #6 Miami (FL), #63 Brown and #64 Harvard. The Bears have four players ranked in singles (#17 Lenka Broosova, #24 Nina Secerbegovic, #55 Jelena Stanivuk and #70 Csilla Borsanyi) and one team ranked in doubles (#13 Broosova/Borsanyi).

First Round Matchup: No. 5 Baylor vs. Florida State

California: Currently ranked #2 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #57 St. Mary’s #59 Sacramento State and #61 Utah. The Golden Bears have three players ranked in singles (#2 Jana Juricova, #10 Marina Cossou, and #83 Mari Andersson).

First Round Matchup: No. 3 California vs. Georgia Tech

Clemson: Currently ranked #14 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #10 Georgia, #18 Ole Miss, #36 Texas A&M, #39 VCU and #66 College of Charleston. The Tigers have three players ranked in singles (#9 Josipa Bek, #61 Nelly Ciolkowski and #113 Ina Hadziselimovic) and one team ranked in doubles (#4 Bek/Hadziselimovic).

First Round Matchup: Clemson vs. No. 8 USC

Duke: Currently ranked #1 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #39 VCU, #44 Yale and #51 Old Dominion. The Blue Devils have four players ranked in singles (#20 Reka Zsilinszka, #63 Monica Gorny, #80 Amanda Granson and #91 Ellah Nze).

First Round Matchup: No. 1 Duke vs. Wisconsin

Florida: Currently ranked #4 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #28 FIU and #65 BYU. The Gators have three players ranked in singles (#13 Allie Will, #15 Lauren Embree, #81 Marrit Boonstra, and #92 Anastasia Revzina) and three teams ranked in doubles (#5 Embree/Will, #26 Boonstra/Will and #31 Boonstra/Joanna Mather).

First Round Matchup: No. 7 Florida vs. Michigan

Florida State: Currently ranked #20 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #23 Virginia, #29 Illinois and #33 Ohio State. The Seminoles have three players ranked in singles (#23 Lauren McCreless, #34 Noemie Scharle and #115 Amy Sargeant).

First Round Matchup: Florida State vs. No. 5 Baylor

Georgia: Currently ranked #10 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #43 South Florida, #50 William & Mary and #54 Virginia Tech. The Bulldogs have two players ranked in singles (#14 Chelsey Gullickson and #57 Nadja Gilchrist) while the duo of Yvette Hyndman/Naoko Ueshima is ranked #34 in doubles.

First Round Matchup: No. 4 Georgia vs. North Carolina

Georgia Tech: Currently ranked #9 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #26 Arizona State, #34 Auburn and #41 Kentucky (2). The Yellow Jackets have two players ranked in singles (#1 Irina Falconi and #66 Sasha Krupina) and the #32-ranked doubles team of Falconi/Amanda McDowell, the 2008 ITA National Player of the Year.

First Round Matchup: Georgia Tech vs. No. 3 California

Miami (FL): Currently ranked #6 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #58 Mississippi State and #69 Boston University. The Hurricanes have three players ranked in singles (#7 Laura Vallverdu, #93 Gabriela Mejia and #99 Bianca Eickorn) and one team ranked #3 in doubles (Mejia/Vallverdu).

First Round Matchup: No. 6 Miami (FL) vs. UCLA


Michigan: Currently ranked #16 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #49 Florida International #17 Arkansas and #22 South Carolina. The Wolverines have one player ranked in singles (#36 Denise Mursean).

First Round Matchup: Michigan vs. No. 7 Florida

North Carolina: Currently ranked #11 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #13 Notre Dame, #31 Kentucky, #38 Boise State, #62 Minnesota and #70 Winthrop. The Tar Heels have two players ranked in singles (#25 Sanaz Marand and #100 Katrina Tsang) and three teams ranked in doubles (#6 Sophie Grabinski/Marand, #22 Tsang/Shinann Featherston and #28 Haley Hemm/Jocelyn Ffriend).

First Round Matchup: North Carolina vs. No. 4 Georgia

Northwestern: Currently ranked #3 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #20 Florida State, #47 Princeton, #50 William & Mary and #51 Old Dominion. The Wildcats have three players ranked in singles (#12 Maria Mosolova, #48 Samantha Murray and #85 Kate Turvy) and four teams ranked in doubles (#20 Brittany Wowchuk/Elena Chernyakova, #21 Lauren Lui/Murray, #33 Stacey Lee/Murray and #37 Lui/Lee).

First Round Matchup: No. 2 Northwestern vs. Tennessee

Tennessee: Currently ranked #13 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #19 Vanderbilt, #27 Texas and #32 Illinois. The Lady Vols have two players ranked in singles (#6 Caitlin Whoriskey and #51 Maria Sorbello) and the nation’s top-ranked doubles squad in Whoriskey/Natalie Pluskota.

First Round Matchup: Tennessee vs. No. 2 Northwestern

UCLA: Currently ranked #12 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #35 Tulsa, #40 Pepperdine, #41 UNLV and #53 UC Irvine. The Bruins have two players ranked in singles (#5 Yasmin Schnack and #41 Andrea Remynse) and two teams ranked in doubles (#10 Remynse/Schnack and #57 Pamela Montez/Nina Pantic).

First Round Matchup: UCLA vs. No. 6 Miami (FL)

USC: Currently ranked #7 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings with victories over #34 Auburn, #37 Pepperdine, #45 San Diego, #52 Long Beach State and #53 UC Irvine. The Trojans have four players ranked in singles (#8 Maria Sanchez, #18 Danielle Lao, #37 Valeria Pulido and #39 Alison Ramos) and the doubles duo of Sanchez/Pulido ranked #19.

First Round Matchup: No. 8 USC vs. Clemson

Wisconsin: Serving as the host institution for the 23rd consecutive year.

First Round Matchup: Wisconsin vs. No. 1 Duke

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Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. USC

1

1. Duke

1

2. Ohio State

3

2. California

3

3. UCLA

4

3. Northwestern

2

4. Tennessee

5

4. Florida

7

5. Baylor

6

5. Baylor

5

6. Virginia

2

6. Miami (FL)

6

7. Georgia

7

7. USC

8

8. Texas

8

8. Stanford

14

9. Stanford

9

9. Georgia Tech

9

10. Kentucky

14

10. Georgia

4

11. Mississippi

10

11. North Carolina

11

12. Florida

11

12. UCLA

12

13. Illinois

12

13. Tennessee

10

14. Pepperdine

13

14. Clemson

15

15. Wake Forest

15

15. Notre Dame

13

16. Louisville

16

16. Michigan

16

17. Texas A&M

17

17. Arkansas

17

18. Florida State

18

18. Mississippi

18

19. Alabama

19

19. Vanderbilt

19

20. Virginia Tech

20

20. Florida State

21

21. North Carolina

22

21. Washington

20

22. Duke

21

22. South Carolina

22

23. Arizona

23

23. TCU

24

24. Washington

24

24. Virginia

23

25. Wisconsin

25

25. Arizona State

26



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