UNC joins UVA for fourth time atop the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings

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UNC joins UVA for fourth time atop the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings
Falconi, Smith top spots in singles; Tennessee, Duke tops in doubles

SKILLMAN, N.J. - For the seventh time in the last nine weeks, a new team appears at No. 1 on the women's side in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings. In the ever-changing women's team rankings, North Carolina has jumped back ahead of Baylor to claim the No. 1 spot for the third time in the last four weeks. Meanwhile, the Virginia men continue to hold the top spot for the ninth-straight week, since capturing the ITA Men's Team Indoor title. 

Ranked No. 2 in last week's rankings, the Tar Heels climbed to the top spot by knocking off three top 20 ACC opponents including a hotly-contested 4-3 victory over in-state rival and the defending NCAA Champion, Duke, in which the Heels had to battle back from a 3-1 deficit. 


After the grueling match with the Blue Devils, UNC showed no signs of fatigue as they went on to sweep Clemson, their second-straight win against a top 10 team in a matter of three days. North Carolina completed its treacherous roadtrip with a win over then-No. 20 Georgia Tech to remain undefeated in ACC play, with just two home matches against Miami (FL) and Florida State remaining.

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

 

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: ACC, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC - 5; Big Ten - 3; Big East and WCC - 1. Women's Top 25: ACC and SEC - 6; Pac-10 - 4; Big East and Big Ten - 3; Big 12 - 2; Colonial - 1. Four ACC schools are represented in the women's top 11 while four of the top 10 spots are claimed by SEC squads on the men's side. 

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)

#43 Binghamton (+9)

#23 Wake Forest (-5)

#39 St. Mary's (+13)

#40 Long Beach (-7)

#28 Arizona (+7)

#17 Illinois (-4)

#26 Illinois (+10)

#27 Arizona St. (-6)

#14 Duke (+6)

#44 Clemson (-4)

#31 Virginia (+9)

#43 Oklahoma (-6)

#49 Mississippi St. (+6)

#5 Ohio State (-3)

#20 Texas (+7)

#25 Georgia Tech (-5)

#22 Pepperdine (+5)

#33 Denver (-3)

#34 Texas A&M (+7)

#37 NC State (-5)

 

#34 Tulsa (-3)

 

 


Twice as Nice: Thirteen 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 (11/2), California (13/12), Duke (14/6), Florida (6/3), Georgia (10/13), Michigan (4/25), Mississippi (18/17), North Carolina (19/1), Stanford (7/10), Tennessee (2/14), Texas (3/20), UCLA (12/7) and USC (4/16). 

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

Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

3

Maria Sanchez

USC

4

Alexandre Lacroix

Florida

 

4

Hilary Barte

Stanford

5

Austin Krajicek

Texas A&M

 

5

Lenka Broosova

Baylor

6

Michael Shabaz

Virginia

 

6

Laura Vallverdu

Miami (FL)

7

Robert Farah

USC

 

7

Allie Will

Florida

8

Guillermo Gomez

Georgia Tech

 

8

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

9

Bradley Klahn

Stanford

 

9

Denise Dy

Washington

10

Dimitar Kutrovsky

Texas

 

10

Lauren Embree

Florida


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

Jeff Dadamo

Austin Krajicek

Texas A&M

 

4

Andrea Remynse

Yasmin Schnack

UCLA

5

Steve Johnson

Robert Farah

USC

 

5

Marritt Boonstra

Allie Will

Florida

 

Next Up: The next weekly National team rankings will be published Tuesday, April 20, along with the National singles and doubles rankings.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/6/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/6/10

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. Virginia

1

1. North Carolina

2

2. Tennessee

4

2. Baylor

1

3. Texas

5

3. Florida

4

4. USC

3

4. Michigan

3

5. Ohio State

2

5. Notre Dame

6

6. Florida

6

6. Duke

7

7. Stanford

7

7. UCLA

8

8. Kentucky

11

8. Clemson

9

9. Texas A&M

12

9. Northwestern

5

10. Georgia

8

10. Stanford

11

11. Baylor

9

11. Miami (FL)

10

12. UCLA

10

12. California

12

13. California

15

13. Georgia

14

14. Duke

20

14. Tennessee

16

15. Louisville

16

15. Florida State

13

16. Texas Tech

14

16. USC

17

17. Illinois

13

17. Mississippi

18

18. Mississippi

17

18. South Carolina

15

19. North Carolina

19

19. South Florida

19

20. Oklahoma

21

20. Texas

27

21. Virginia Tech

23

21. Iowa

22

22. Pepperdine

27

22. DePaul

26

23. Wake Forest

18

23. Arkansas

23

24. Washington

22

24. VCU

24

25. Michigan

26

25. Georgia Tech

20

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

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