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D2 Rankings Graphic - April 29
Hawaii Pacific, Armstrong State Remain Atop ITA Division II National Team Rankings

Meyer, Zhang hold strong at No. 1 in singles rankings

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (April 29) - The Hawaii Pacific men and Armstrong State women have kept the pedal to the metal in April, with both teams remaining undefeated to stay ahead of the field in the ITA Division II National Team Rankings.

 

Hawaii Pacific cemented its spot at No. 1 by once again knocking off previously top-ranked West Florida for the second time in a month's time. The Sharks then rolled to their third straight PacWest Championship, shutting out back-to-back ranked opponents.

 

Two teams saw their stock rise on the men's side, with both Point Loma and Ferris State significantly improving their status. Point Loma upended No. 16 UC San Diego, avenging a loss from earlier this season. The Sea Lions also defeated No. 34 Holy Names, to launch upward 15 spots to No. 25. Ferris State fired off 10 straight victories including a win over No. 22 Northwood, racing all the way to the GLIAC Championship match before seeing their streak end in a rematch with Northwood. The string of victories sent the Bulldogs up 16 spots in the rankings to No. 31.

 

On the women's side, Armstrong State continued to post dominant wins, adding nine shutout wins to move its total to 22 with a 27-0 overall record. The Pirates also took home their 12th straight Peach Belt Conference tournament title without surrendering a team point.

 

Four teams made a big late season push up the rankings, with Shorter, GRU Augusta, Dallas Baptist and Wingate all making double-digit moves. Of the four, only the Wingate Bulldogs claimed conference hardware, winning their fourth South Atlantic Conference tournament title in five years to climb 14 spots to No. 35. The GRU Augusta Jaguars made the biggest jump, improving 20 spots to No. 28 after recording a 6-3 win over No. 30 Francis Marion. Shorter moved up to No. 23, a 17-spot rise, while Dallas Baptist ascended 13 spots to No. 30.

 

BYU-Hawaii's Dallas Zhang and Azusa Pacific's Jan Meyer held the No. 1 rankings in the ITA Division II National Singles Rankings. Duos from the top-ranked teams in the country moved to the peak of the doubles rankings, as the Pirates pair of Lena Lutzeier and Clara Perez and Sharks tandem of Thibaud Berland and Yann Renault both rose to No. 1.

 

Double-Dip:  A total of 15 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25. Armstrong State, Barry, Lynn, St. Leo and West Florida find both their men's and women's team inside the Top 10.

 

School

Men

Women

Armstrong State

4

1

Azusa Pacific

10

21

Barry

2

2

BYU-Hawaii

16

3

Columbus State

15

8

Concordia (NY)

7

20

Georgia College

14

15

Hawaii Pacific

1

11

Lynn

6

7

Midwestern State

12

14

NYIT

18

10

St. Leo

5

6

UC San Diego

21

25

Valdosta State

9

24

West Florida

3

4

 

Coming up Next: The final ITA Division II National Rankings will be published on May 27, and will include regional and national team, singles and doubles rankings. 

 

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

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