MEN’S RANKINGS/WOMEN’S RANKINGS
SKILLMAN, NJ – Following their respective victories at February’s 2016 ITA Division National Team Indoor Championships, the Emory men and Pomona-Pitzer women sit atop the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Division III National Team Rankings, as announced on Thursday by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Emory bumped up four spots from the November 2015 rankings, unseating previous No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the process. The Eagles, the No. 3 seed at the 2016 ITA Division III National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, defeated No. 6 Kenyon (8-1), No. 7 Carnegie Mellon (6-3) and No. 4 Chicago (7-2) to take home the #ITAIndoors title.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps now occupies the No. 2 position, followed by Middlebury College (No. 3), Chicago (No. 4), Trinity (TX) (No. 5), Case Western Reserve (No. 6), Carnegie Mellon (No. 7), Amherst (No. 8), Bowdoin (No. 9) and Washington University-St. Louis (No. 10).
For the women, the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer put on a dominant showing last week at the 2016 ITA Division III National Women’s Team Indoor Championship. The No. 2-seeded Sagehens topped No. 7 Washington University-St. Louis (7-2), No. 6 Sewanee (7-2) and No. 1 Carnegie Mellon (5-0) en route to the championship.
Williams, the defending NCAA Division III national champions, dropped one spot in the rankings to No. 2. They are followed by Emory (No. 3), Amherst (No. 4), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 5), Middlebury (No. 6), Carnegie Mellon (No. 7), Bowdoin (No. 8), Johns Hopkins (No. 9) and Washington University-St. Louis (No. 10).
The next round of Oracle/ITA national rankings for Division III men and women will be released on March 17.
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 http://www.itatennis.com/ResultsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.
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