UCLA Hangs on to Top Spot, USC Comfortably No.1 in Campbell/ITA Team Rankings

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UCLA Hangs on to Top Spot, USC Comfortably No.1 in Campbell/ITA Team Rankings
Bruins still No. 1 after first loss of season; Trojans continue to cruise


SKILLMAN, N.J. - Despite suffering their first loss of the season, the UCLA Bruins remained No. 1 in this week's edition of the Campbell/ITA Division I Women's Team Rankings. UCLA had won 20 matches in a row before meeting No. 10 California on Friday the 13th in Berkeley. The Golden Bears were looking to get revenge for the 4-3 loss the Bruins handed them earlier this season in Los Angeles. This time, California was at full strength with the services of its top player senior Jana Juricova, as the Bears were able to claim the 4-3 victory. Any question about how the Bruins would respond to a loss were answered emphatically the very next day, as UCLA went into Palo Alto and came away with a 5-2 victory over No. 5 Stanford, snapping a streak of 157 consecutive home wins in the regular season for the Cardinal.

It was business as usual last weekend for the top-ranked team in the Campbell/ITA Division I Men's Team Rankings. Despite facing two top-15 opponents, USC managed to produce impressive triumphs. The Trojans swept the No. 12 Stanford Cardinal 7-0 on Saturday, taking all three doubles contests and only surrendering one set in singles action. USC was almost as impressive against No. 14 California in a match that was moved to Sunday due to a rain out on Friday, defeating the Golden Bears 6-1. Now sitting at an impressive 25-0 on the season, USC extended its overall winning streak to 45 dual victories in a row.

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

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. Four SEC has placed four teams in the top 10 of this week's poll, the most of any conference. Women's Top 25: ACC and SEC - 6; Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 - 4; Big East - 1. Once again, all four of the Pac-12 teams landed inside the top 10 this week, including three in the top five.

Double Dip: A total of 15 schools have placed both their men's and women's teams in this week's Campbell/ITA Rankings top 25. Duke, Florida, Georgia, UCLA, and USC find both their men's and women's teams in the top 10 this week.



TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

California

14

10

Duke

8

2

Florida

10

3

Georgia

4

7

Illinois

20

21

Michigan

21

14

North Carolina

18

8

Ole Miss

13

16

Stanford

12

5

Tennessee

16

20

Texas

15

6

Texas Tech

22

19

UCLA

5

1

USC

1

4

Virginia

2

15



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

Robin Anderson

UCLA

4

Henrique Cunha

Duke

4

Nicole Gibbs

Stanford

5

Jarmere Jenkins

Virginia

5

Mallory Burdette

Stanford

6

Blaz Rola

Ohio State

6

Jana Juricova

California

7

Dennis Nevolo

Illinois

7

Chelsey Gullickson

Georgia

8

Evan King

Michigan

8

Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar

Texas A&M

9

Sebastian Fanselow

Pepperdine

9

Kristi Boxx

Ole Miss

10

Artem Ilyushin

Mississippi St

10

Lauren Embree

Florida


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

Kristi Boxx

Abby Guthrie

Ole Miss

5

Christopher Konigsfeldt

Nick Andrews

California

5

Anett Schutting

Annie Goransson

California


Coming Up Next:
The 2012 Campbell/ITA Team Rankings continue next Tuesday, April 24th, in addition to the next set of singles and doubles rankings. Singles and doubles rankings will be posted each week for the remainder of the season.

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/10/12

Campbell/ITA Rankings

4/10/12

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. USC

1

1. UCLA

1

2. Virginia

3

2. Duke

3

3. Ohio State

2

3. Florida

2

4. Georgia

4

4. USC

4

5. UCLA

6

5. Stanford

6

6. Kentucky

7

6. Texas

13

7. Pepperdine

8

7. Georgia

8

8. Duke

5

8. North Carolina

5

9. Mississippi State

9

9. Miami (FL)

9

10. Florida

10

10. California

10

11. Oklahoma

13

11. Alabama

7

12. Stanford

11

12. Northwestern

11

13. Ole Miss

14

13. Baylor

12

14. California

12

14. Michigan

14

15. Texas

17

15. Virginia

15

16. Tennessee

15

16. Ole Miss

16

17. Auburn

16

17. Notre Dame

19

18. North Carolina

18

18. Nebraska

17

19. LSU

21

19. Texas Tech

2

20. Illinois

23

20. Tennessee

21

21. Michigan

22

21. Illinois

23

22. Texas Tech

20

22. Clemson

18

23. Tulsa

26

23. Vanderbilt

24

24. Harvard

24

24. Texas A&M

20

25. San Diego

19

25. Georgia Tech

25

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

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