Despite Upsets, UCLA and USC Remain No.1 in Campbell/ITA Team Rankings

LA Reigns Supreme


Despite Upsets, UCLA and USC Remain No.1 in Campbell/ITA Team Rankings
SEC squads Florida, Georgia move to No. 2 after capturing conference titles

SKILLMAN, N.J. - A pair of LA upsets shocked the college tennis world last Friday, but it wasn't enough to shake up the top of the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Team Rankings. At the Los Angeles Tennis Center, top-ranked UCLA was beaten by No. 4 USC by a surprising 6-1 margin. The Women of Troy took the doubles point and won five singles matches in straight sets. The USC victory left the Pac-12's NCAA bid up for grabs, with the Stanford Cardinal now in the driver's seat. If Stanford can defeat Washington State on Wednesday in a match rescheduled due to a rain out, the Cardinal will once again receive automatic entry in the NCAA Championships.

The more stunning upset on Friday took place at USC's Marks Stadium, where the No. 1 Trojans saw a 45-match winning streak snapped by crosstown rival No. 5 UCLA. USC was seemingly in command with a 3-1 lead, but the bottom half of the Bruins lineup came up with three-set victories to propel UCLA to victory. The Bruins finished off an undefeated conference slate, giving them the regular season title. Both teams now turn their focus to Ojai, Calif., the site of the 2012 Pac-12 Championships. The Pac-12 automatic berth on the men's side will be decided at the Championships for the first time, as the event has switched to dual format for the first time in the history of the event.

SEC Tournament titles gave a big boost to both the Florida women and Georgia men in this week's Campbell/ITA Team Rankings. The Gators moved ahead of ACC Tournament champion Duke to check in at No. 2 this week following their SEC Women's Tournament triumph. The Bulldogs vaulted up to second after being ranked fourth last week thanks to their defeat of fellow top-10 SEC squad Kentucky in the finals of the SEC Men's Tournament.

Follow the Leader: For the men, following USC is (in order): Georgia, Ohio State, Virginia, UCLA, Kentucky, Pepperdine, Duke, Mississippi State and Stanford. On the women's side, UCLA is followed by: Florida, Duke, USC, Stanford, Georgia, North Carolina, California, Alabama and Miami (FL).

Conference Count: The number of men's and women's teams from each conference that appear in the Campbell/ITA Division I Top 25 Rankings are listed numerically. Men's Top 25: SEC - 8; Pac-12 - 4; ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten - 3; WCC - 2; Conference USA and Ivy League - 1. The Pac-12 and SEC have placed three teams in the top 10 of this week's poll. Women's Top 25: ACC - 6; SEC - 5; Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 - 4; Big East and Conference USA - 1. All four of the Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 25 landed inside the top 10 this week, including three in the top five.

Double Dip: A total of 16 schools have placed both their men's and women's teams in this week's Campbell/ITA Rankings top 25. Duke, Georgia, Stanford, UCLA and USC find both their men's and women's teams in the top 10 this week.

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

California

14

8

Duke

8

3

Florida

11

2

Georgia

2

6

Illinois

24

20

Michigan

22

15

North Carolina

17

7

Ole Miss

13

16

Stanford

10

5

Tennessee

16

22

Texas

18

13

Texas Tech

19

21

Tulsa

20

25

UCLA

5

1

USC

1

4

Virginia

4

14




Campbell/ITA Top 10 Singles Rankings:

Rank

Player

School

Rank

Player

School

1

Mitchell Frank

Virginia

1

Allie Will

Florida

2

Steve Johnson

USC

2

Beatrice Capra

Duke

3

Eric Quigley

Kentucky

3

Nicole Gibbs

Stanford

4

Jarmere Jenkins

Virginia

4

Robin Anderson

UCLA

5

Henrique Cunha

Duke

5

Mallory Burdette

Stanford

6

Blaz Rola

Ohio State

6

Chelsey Gullickson

Georgia

7

Evan King

Michigan

7

Jana Juricova

California

8

Dennis Nevolo

Illinois

8

Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar

Texas A&M

9

Sebastian Fanselow

Pepperdine

9

Lauren Embree

Florida

10

Wil Spencer

Georgia

10

Kristi Boxx

Ole Miss


Campbell/ITA Top Five Doubles Rankings:

Rank

Player

Player

School

Rank

Player

Player

School

1

Chase Buchanan

Blaz Rola

Ohio State

1

Sofie Oyen

Allie Will

Florida

2

Kevin King

Juan Spir

Georgia Tech

2

Mallory Burdette

Nicole Gibbs

Stanford

3

Steve Johnson

Roberto Quiroz

USC

3

Shinann Featherston

Lauren McHale

North Carolina

4

Steve Johnson

Yannick Hanfmann

USC

4

Kaitlyn Christian

Sabrina Santamaria

USC

5

Christopher Konigsfeldt

Nick Andrews

California

5

Anett Schutting

Annie Goransson

California

Coming Up Next: The 2012 Campbell/ITA Team Rankings continue next Monday, April 30th, along with the next set of singles and doubles rankings.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/17/12

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/17/12

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. USC

1

1. UCLA

1

2. Georgia

4

2. Florida

3

3. Ohio State

3

3. Duke

2

4. Virginia

2

4. USC

4

5. UCLA

5

5. Stanford

5

6. Kentucky

6

6. Georgia

7

7. Pepperdine

7

7. North Carolina

8

8. Duke

8

8. California

10

9. Mississippi State

9

9. Alabama

11

10. Stanford

12

10. Miami (FL)

9

11. Florida

10

11. Northwestern

12

12. Oklahoma

11

12. Baylor

13

13. Ole Miss

13

13. Texas

6

14. California

14

14. Virginia

15

15. Auburn

17

15. Michigan

14

16. Tennessee

16

16. Ole Miss

16

17. North Carolina

18

17. Nebraska

18

18. Texas

15

18. Notre Dame

17

19. Texas Tech

22

19. Texas A&M

24

20. Tulsa

23

20. Illinois

21

21. LSU

19

21. Texas Tech

19

22. Michigan

21

22. Tennessee

20

23. Harvard

24

23. Clemson

22

24. Illinois

20

24. Georgia Tech

25

25. San Diego

25

25. Tulsa

26

Campbell/ITA College Tennis rankings can be found athttp://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.

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