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Armstrong State, Barry Finish Atop Final Oracle/ITA Division II National Collegiate Team Rankings

Meyer, Zhang finish No. 1 in singles rankings

 

Men's National Rankings | Women's National Rankings

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (May 27) - The 2015 NCAA Division II Champion Barry men and Armstrong State women capped off undefeated season to finish the year atop the Oracle/ITA Division II National Collegiate Team Rankings. Final regional rankings have also been released and can be viewed here for the men and here for the women.

 

The Barry Buccaneers claimed their second NCAA Championship in the last three years and third title since 2010 by knocking off previously top-ranked Hawaii Pacific in the title match. The two teams entered the match undefeated, with the Buccaneers edging the Sharks 5-3.

Hawaii Pacific ends the season ranked No. 2, followed by NCAA Semifinalist Armstrong State at No. 3. West Florida, which started the season No. 1 after winning the NCAA title last season, comes in at No. 4. Lander rounds out the Top 5, up three spots from last month after its semifinal appearance in Surprise, Ariz.

 

On the women's side, the Armstrong State Pirates made their fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Championship final, winning their 33rd straight match and their sixth NCAA title in the past eight years. The Pirates took over the top spot in February by toppling preseason No. 1 Barry, and bested the Buccaneers again in the NCAA Championship match.

 

Barry's title defense came up short, but the Buccaneers end the season ranked No. 2 after a 24-2 season, with both losses at the hands of the national champions. NCAA Semifinalist BYU-Hawaii finished No.3, followed by Lynn fourth and West Florida fifth. Southwest Baptist earned the No. 10 ranking, an eight-spot jump, after racing to the NCAA Semifinals.

 

Oracle/ITA Division II National Rankings
Men's Top 10 Previous   Women's Top 10 Previous
1 Barry 2   1 Armstrong State 1
2 Hawaii Pacific 1   2 Barry 2
3 Armstrong State 4   3 BYU-Hawaii 3
4 West Florida 3   4 Lynn 7
5 Lander 8   5 West Florida 4
6 Lynn 6   6 St. Leo 6
7 St. Leo 5   7 Nova Southeastern 5
8 Concordia (NY) 7   8 Columbus State 8
9 Valdosta State 9   9 Hawaii Pacific 11
10 Rollins 11   10 Southwest Baptist 18

BYU-Hawaii's Dallas Zhang and Azusa Pacific's Jan Meyer once again held onto the No. 1 rankings in the Oracle/ITA Division II National Singles Rankings. Duos from the top-ranked teams in the country end 2015 at the apex of the doubles rankings, as the Pirates' pair of Lena Lutzeier and Clara Perez and Buccaneer tandem of Fabian Groetsch and Ahmed Triki earned the top spots.

 

Double-Dip: A total of 12 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25. Armstrong State, Barry, Hawaii Pacific, Lynn, St. Leo and West Florida find both their men's and women's team inside the Top 10.


School

Men

Women

Armstrong State

3

1

Azusa Pacific

11

19

Barry

1

2

BYU-Hawaii

15

3

Columbus State

13

8

Georgia College

12

16

Hawaii Pacific

2

9

Indianapolis

22

23

Lynn

6

4

Midwestern State

19

13

St. Leo

7

6

West Florida

4

5


About the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings  

As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings that are designed to track the top men's and women's teams, along with singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.