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2014-15 D3 Rankings June 9

CMS, Williams Earn Final Oracle/ITA Division III National Team Rankings

Wood and Chong win NCAA singles titles to finish atop singles rankings

 

Oracle/ITA Division III Men's Rankings | Oracle/ITA Division III Women's Rankings

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (June 9) - The Williams women passed every test this season en route to a 25-0 record, while the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men avenged two years of championship match woes as each team claimed their respective NCAA Team Championships, and earned the No. 1 spots in the final Oracle/ITA Division III National Team Rankings.

 

Despite finishing 25 games over .500, Williams' prefect season was in doubt until the very last moments of its NCAA Championship match against Emory. After Williams took a 4-2 team lead, Emory won the next two points and left the decisive ninth point to settle at second singles. At 3-all in the third set, Williams sophomore Linda Shin reeled off the final three games to win the match and the program's seventh title in eight seasons. Emory, which entered the championship as the second seed, finished No. 2 in the national rankings.

 

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men spared themselves a dramatic finish in their championship match as they took down No. 2 Middlebury in a 5-0 shutout. The win came after two straight years of national runners-up results for CMS, and ended a thirty-four year national title drought. CMS' Warren Wood and Joe Dorn soldiered on to win the NCAA doubles title, while Wood also won the singles bracket to compete a CMS trifecta atop the final Oracle/ITA Division III Rankings of the season.

 

Behind the CMS men in the Oracle/ITA Division III Men's Top 5 are No. 2 Middlebury, No. 3 Washington University - St. Louis, No. 4 Pomona-Pitzer and No. 5 Emory. Trailing Williams and Emory in the women's rankings are No. 3 Amherst, No. 4 CMS and No. 5 Middlebury.

                                                                                                                                

In men's singles, CMS' Warren Wood finished the year as the No. 1 player after defeating teammate Skyler Butts in the NCAA singles championship. Butts is ranked No. 2. Case Western's Chris Krimbill is ranked No. 3, Johns Hopkins' Michael Buxbaum is No. 4 and Chicago's Nicolas Chua rounds out the top 5. In women's singles, Eudice Chong of Wesleyan won the NCAA Singles crown and finished the year ranked No. 1. Williams' Maria Pylylpiv is ranked No. 2, national runner-up Joulia Likhanskaia of Bowdoin is No. 3, Washington University - St. Louis' Rebecca Ho is No. 4 and Williams' Juli Raventos is No. 5.

 

CMS' Warren Wood and Joe Dorn are the top-ranked men's doubles team, followed in order by Robert Kjellberg/Sebastian Sikh of North Carolina Wesleyan, Chris Krimbill/Louis Stuerke of Case Western, Aaron Revzin/Michael Solimano of Amherst and Palmer Campbell/Michael Solimano of Middlebury. On the women's side, Linda Shin and Juli Raventos of Williams are No. 1. Caroline Ward/Katie Kuosman of CMS are No. 2, Patricia Kirkland/Sonja Meighan of Washington & Lee are ranked No. 3, Sue Ghosh/Vickie Ip of Amherst are No. 4 and Rebecca Ho/Jamie Silverberg of Washington University - St. Louis are No. 5.

 

Regional team, singles and doubles ranking were also released today. Click here to view the complete men's rankings and click here to view the complete women's rankings.

  

Double-Dip: Six schools finished with both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the final Top 10 of the 2014-15 season.

 

School

Men

Women

Amherst

7

3

Bowdoin

9

8

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

4

Emory

5

2

Middlebury

2

5

Pomona-Pitzer

4

7

 

Oracle/ITA Rankings

4/30/15 Rank

Oracle/ITA Rankings

4/30/15 Rank

Division III Men's Top 10

Division III Women's Top 10

1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

1. Williams

1

2. Middlebury

3

2. Emory

2

3. Washington University-St. Louis

5

3. Amherst

7

4. Pomona-Pitzer

6

4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

3

5. Emory

4

5. Middlebury

6

6. Chicago

8

6. Carnegie Mellon

5

7. Amherst

2

7. Pomona-Pitzer

10

8. Trinity (TX)

7

8. Bowdoin

8

9. Bowdoin

10

9. MIT

13

10. Kenyon

9

10. Washington & Lee

4

 

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.

 

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