Emory, Amherst Earn Final ITA Division III National Team Rankings
D3 Rankings Graphic - June 10
Emory, Amherst Earn Final ITA Division III National Team Rankings
 

Clark and Fritz win NCAA singles titles to finish atop singles rankings

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (June 10) - The Emory women completed an undefeated season against Division III opposition, and the Amherst men bested Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to claim their respective NCAA Team Championships and earn the No. 1 spots in the final ITA Division III National Team Rankings.

 

The Eagles followed up their first No. 1 ranking since March 31, 2011 by giving up just three points in five matches at the NCAA Tournament. Emory knocked off Amherst 5-1 in the championship match to hoist the program's sixth national title.

 

On the men's side, the Jeffs rebounded from seeing their 17-match win streak ended by racing all the way to the NCAA Championship. In the final, Amherst avenged its loss to top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps from earlier in the season, winning 5-3 to claim the second NCAA title in program history.

 

Emory's Gabrielle Clark finishes the season as the No. 1 player in the ITA National Women's Singles Rankings. The senior only surrendered 16 games in five matches en route to the NCAA Singles Championship, and like her team, went undefeated against Division III opponents. Clark finished No. 3 at the end of last season after a run to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Tournament. 

 

The Amherst duo of Gabby Devlin and Jordan Brewer fought back from a set down in both the semifinals and final in Claremont, Ca., to win the NCAA Doubles Championship and earn the year-end No. 1 doubles ranking. The pair registered a 35-1 record this season which included a 22-match winning streak to start the season.

 

In men's singles, Amherst's Joey Fritz didn't lose a set at the NCAA Tournament en route to the NCAA Singles Championship, earning the No. 1 ranking. Fritz finished the season on an eight-match win streak, beating top-seeded Warren Wood in both the team final and the singles final to complete a 24-5 season. 

 

In doubles, the Case Western Reserve duo of Christopher Krimbill and Eric Klawitter won the last seven sets of their season to claim the first NCAA Doubles Championship in program history and the final No. 1 ranking, also a first for the Spartans.

 

Regional team, singles and doubles ranking were also released and can be viewed here for the men and here for the women.

 

Follow the Leader: For the women, Emory is followed by (in order): Amherst, Williams, Johns Hopkins, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Bowdoin, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University-St. Louis, Pomona-Pitzer and Middlebury. On the men's side, Amherst is followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Trinity (TX), Middlebury, Washington University-St. Louis, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Case Western Reserve, Carnegie Mellon and Williams.

 

Double-Dip: This week, eight schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 10.

School

Men

Women

Amherst

1

2

Carnegie Mellon

9

7

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

2

5

Emory

6

1

Johns Hopkins

7

4

Middlebury

4

10

Washington University-St. Louis

5

8

Williams

10

3

  

ITA Rankings

5/1/14
Rank

ITA Rankings

5/1/14 Rank

Division III Men's Top 10

Division III Women's Top 10

1. Amherst

4

1. Emory

1

2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

2. Amherst

2

3. Trinity (TX)

8

3. Williams

3

4. Middlebury

3

4. Johns Hopkins

4

5. Washington University-St. Louis

2

5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

5

6. Emory

6

6. Bowdoin

7

7. Johns Hopkins

7

7. Carnegie Mellon

8

8. Case Western Reserve

9

8. Washington University-St. Louis

9

9. Carnegie Mellon

5

9. Pomona-Pitzer

6

10. Williams

11

10. Middlebury

10

 

About the ITA Rankings

As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the ITA College Tennis Rankings (Singles, Doubles, and Team) that are designed to track the top men and women teams and singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.


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