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North Carolina, Oklahoma Remain Atop ITA National Team Rankings

Stiefelmeyer and Elbaba top the singles charts

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (March 10) - The North Carolina women and Oklahoma men sit together atop the ITA Division I National Team Rankings for the second consecutive week and the third time this season.

 

A Top 2 team on the men's side fell victim to the upset bug for the second week in a row, as No. 44 Virginia Tech swept singles to upend No. 2 Duke, 6-1. The win sent the Hokies up to No. 15 and dropped the Blue Devils to No. 6. Top-ranked Oklahoma ended Ohio State's NCAA-record home winning streak (in any sport) at 200 with a narrow 4-3 victory at Varsity Tennis Center. The streak dated back to 2003.

 

San Diego State, Wichita State and SMU also made significant leaps in the men's rankings. The Aztecs improved 25 slots to No. 35 with three ranked wins last week, including a 4-3 triumph against 22nd-ranked California. The Shockers and Mustangs both rose 20 spots to their current rankings of No. 46 and 47, respectively.

 

On the women's side, the Tar Heels moved to 15-0 after a pair of shutout wins on Saturday, their eighth and ninth shutouts of the season. Right behind North Carolina are the UCLA Bruins, the last team to beat the Tar Heels back in last season's NCAA Team Championship. The Bruins climbed 10 spots after posting 4-3 wins over No. 3 USC and No. 4 Baylor.

 

The San Francisco women registered an upset win over No. 38 BYU to rise 33 spots to No. 39, the biggest jump of the week by any team on either side. The Dons are 7-4 overall with an unblemished 5-0 record at home. The Texas A&M Aggies moved back into the rankings at No. 46 after beating the No. 26 South Carolina Gamecocks, 5-2.

 

The ITA Division I Women's National Singles Rankings are topped once again by Virginia's Julia Elbaba. The junior Cavalier ranks No. 1 for the third time this season and currently sports a 19-3 record. Clemson's Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies lead the women's doubles rankings.

 

Louisville's Sebastian Stiefelmeyer has rattled off 12 straight victories to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the ITA Division I Men's National Singles Rankings. Previous No. 1, Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski dropped to No. 6, but is one of five ranked Cavaliers. Vanderbilt's Gonzales Austin and Rhys Johnson remain the nation's top men's doubles pairing.

 

Conference Count

Men's Top 25: ACC - 6; SEC - 5; Big 12 and Big Ten - 4; Pac-12 and Ivy - 2; AAC and MVC - 1. 

Women's Top 25: SEC - 6; ACC and Pac-12 - 5; Big 12 - 4; Big Ten - 3; Ivy and WCC - 1. 

 

Double-Dip: This week, 12 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25.

 

School

Men

Women

Baylor  

2

8

Duke 

6

20

Florida

18

3

Georgia

3

7

Mississippi

13

16

North Carolina 

12

1

Ohio State 

10

19

Oklahoma

1

23

UCLA

14

2

USC

5

4

Virginia

7

5

Vanderbilt

11

11

 

Top 25 Caliber: Aforementioned Virginia Tech leads three men's teams new to the Top 25. Minnesota (No. 22) and Florida State (No. 24) also made the cut. On the women's side, Arizona State (No. 24) and Purdue (No. 25) rose into the Top 25.

              

Coming Up Next: The ITA Division I National Team Rankings will continue on March 17, while the ITA Division I National Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles Rankings will be released again on March 24. Complete ITA College Tennis Rankings can be found by clicking here.

 

ITA Rankings

Previous

Rank

ITA Rankings

Previous Rank

Division I Men's Top 25

Division I Women's Top 25

1. Oklahoma

1

1. North Carolina

1

2. Baylor

5

2. UCLA

12

3. Georgia

4

3. Florida

2

4. Illinois

3

4. USC

3

5. USC

6

5. Virginia

5

6. Duke

2

6. Alabama

9

7. Virginia

12

7. Georgia

6

8. Texas

7

8. Baylor

4

9. Texas A&M

10

9. California

7

10. Ohio State

8

10. Oklahoma State

8

11. Vanderbilt

14

11. Vanderbilt

13

12. North Carolina

19

12. Stanford

10

13. Mississippi

9

13. Michigan

11

14. UCLA

16

14. Miami (FL)

14

15. Virginia Tech

44

15. Clemson

15

16. Northwestern

21

16. Mississippi

17

17. TCU

13

17. Texas Tech

19

18. Florida

11

18. Dartmouth

18

19. Wake Forest

20

19. Ohio State

22

20. South Florida

17

20. Duke

21

21. Harvard

18

21. Pepperdine

16

22. Minnesota

34

22. Kentucky

20

23. Columbia

15

23. Oklahoma

24

24. Florida State

29

24. Arizona State

33

25. Drake

24

25. Purdue

29

 

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