UNC, UVA Remain No. 1 in Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

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UNC, UVA Remain No. 1 in Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings
Falconi, Smith top spots in singles; Tennessee, Duke tops in doubles

SKILLMAN, N.J. - For just the third time in the last ten weeks, the No. 1 team in both the men's and women's Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings remained the same.

 

The top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team has sat atop the rankings all ten 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, who claim the top spot for the fifth time this season, recently completed the first 11-0 regular season in ACC history and will enter this week's Conference Championships as the top seed for the first time in over two decades.

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

 

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: ACC - 6; Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC - 5; Big Ten - 2; 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)

#44 Oklahoma St. (+10)

#49 Clemson (-5)

#45 Harvard (+11)

#30 DePaul (-8)

#48 LSU (+7)

#50 South Carolina (-5)

#40 Nebraska (+9)

#28 Iowa (-7)

#27 Wisconsin (+5)

#12 Kentucky (-4)

#37 Oklahoma (+6)

#46 Long Beach (-6)

#42 Miami (+5)

#47 Binghamton (-4)

Several (+5)

Rice (-6)

#43 Boise St. (+5)

Several (-3)

 

Several (-5)


Twice as Nice: Fourteen schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside this week's top 25 - the highest total on the season. The men's program ranking is listed first, followed by the women's program ranking.Baylor (9/2), California (16/12), Duke (17/10), Florida (6/3), Georgia (11/15), Georgia Tech (24/20), Illinois (14/21), Mississippi (19/17), North Carolina (18/1), Stanford (7/9), Tennessee (2/13), Texas (3/19), UCLA (8/7) and USC (5/18). 

Singled Out:

Rank

Player

School

 

Rank

Player

School

1

John-Patrick Smith

Tennessee

 

1

Irina Falconi

Georgia Tech

2

Steve Johnson

USC

 

2

Jana Juricova

California

3

Guillermo Gomez

Georgia Tech

 

3

Maria Sanchez

USC

4

Oleksandr Nedovyesov

OklahomaState

 

4

Hilary Barte

Stanford

5

Alexandre Lacroix

Florida

 

5

Lenka Broosova

Baylor

6

Austin Krajicek

Texas A&M

 

6

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

7

Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

7

Allie Will

Florida

8

Robert Farah

USC

 

8

Laura Vallverdu

Miami (FL)

9

Michael Shabaz

Virginia

 

9

Caitlin Whoriskey

Tennessee

10

Chase Buchanan

Ohio State

 

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

Bradley Klahn

Ryan Thacher

Stanford

 

2

Lindsay Burdette

Hilary Barte

Stanford

3

Jeff Dadamo

Austin Krajicek

Texas A&M

 

3

Kristy Frilling

Kali Krisik

Notre Dame

4

Davey Sandgren

John-Patrick Smith

Tennessee

 

4

Marritt Boonstra

Allie Will

Florida

5

Steve Johnson

Robert Farah

USC

 

5

Andrea Remynse

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

 

Conference Central: All remaining conference tournaments throughout the country will be taking place over the next two weekends. 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's championship site.

 

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 Tuesday, April 27, along with the National singles and doubles rankings.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/13/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/13/10

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. Virginia

1

1. North Carolina

1

2. Tennessee

2

2. Baylor

2

3. Texas

3

3. Florida

3

4. Ohio State

5

4. Michigan

4

5. USC

4

5. Notre Dame

5

6. Florida

6

6. Northwestern

9

7. Stanford

7

7. UCLA

7

8. UCLA

12

8. Clemson

8

9. Baylor

11

9. Stanford

10

10. Texas A&M

9

10. Duke

6

11. Georgia

10

11. Miami (FL)

11

12. Kentucky

8

12. California

12

13. Texas Tech

16

13. Tennessee

14

14. Illinois

17

14. Florida State

15

15. Louisville

15

15. Georgia

13

16. California

13

16. South Carolina

18

17. Duke

14

17. Mississippi

17

18. North Carolina

19

18. USC

16

19. Mississippi

18

19. Texas

20

20. Virginia Tech

21

20. Georgia Tech

25

21. Oklahoma

20

21. Illinois

26

22. Pepperdine

22

22. VCU

24

23. Wake Forest

23

23. Arizona State

27

24. Georgia Tech

26

24. South Florida

19

25. Washington

24

25. Arkansas

23

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

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