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MEN’S RANKINGS/WOMEN’S RANKINGS

SKILLMAN, NJ – Saint Leo University and BYU-Hawaii hold five of the six No. 1 national rankings as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Division II national rankings on Wednesday.

Saint Leo University (20-1) ascended to the No. 1 men’s team ranking, as well as the top spot in doubles with Alberto Barrosco-Campos and Alex Theiler moving up from their No. 2 ranking last month. The Lions are the No. 1 seed in the Sunshine State Conference Tennis Championship, which takes place April 28-30 at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida.

BYU-Hawaii has the No. 1-ranked team, singles player (Dallas Zhang) and doubles team (Zhang/Summer When). The Seasiders won their 10th straight PacWest Women’s Tennis Championship title on April 16, topping Hawai’i Pacific 5-1 in the final. Zhang was named tournament MVP for the second year in a row.

#OracleITARankings Big Movers Of The Week
On the men’s side, Southwest Baptist posted a 6-1 record to close out its regular season and moved from No. 31 to No. 18 in the national team rankings. The Bearcats and Northeastern State finished as Co-Regular Season Champions in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The MIAA Tennis Championships takes place April 29-May 1 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Missouri.

The women’s big mover of the week is UC San Diego. The Tritons scored a pair of victories over ranked opponents this month, propelling the team from No. 22 to No. 13 in the national team rankings.

Top 25 Men’s Team Conference Breakdown
Top 10 listed in parenthesis

Peach Belt (3) – 5
    -Armstrong State (2); Lander (4); Columbus State (10); Georgia College (11); North Georgia (22)
Sunshine State (4) – 4
    -St. Leo (1); Embry-Riddle (5); Barry (7); Lynn (9)
PacWest (1) – 4
    -Hawai’i Pacific (3); Azusa Pacific (13); Point Loma (24); BYU-Hawaii (25)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – 3
    -Northwest Missouri (12); Southwest Baptist (18); Nebraska Kearney (20)
Gulf South (2) – 2
    -West Florida (6); Valdosta (8)
Lone Star – 2
    -Midwestern State (14); Cameron (15)
Great American – 1
    - Southeastern Oklahoma State (19)
Central Atlantic Collegiate – 1
    -Concordia (17)
Independent – 1
    -UC San Diego (16)
Great Lakes Valley – 1
    -Indianapolis (21)
The Heartland – 1
    -St. Mary’s (TX) (24)

Top 25 Women’s Team Conference Breakdown

Top 10 listed in parenthesis

PacWest (2) – 6
    -BYU-Hawaii (1); Hawaii Pacific (7); Asuza Pacific (21); Sonoma State (19); Academy of Art (23); Cal State LA (22)
Peach Belt (3) – 5
    -Armstrong State (3); Columbus State (9); Flagler College (10); Georgia College (16); Francis Marion (25)
Sunshine State (4) – 4
    - Saint Leo (2); Nova Southeastern (4); Lynn (5); Barry (6)
Gulf South (1) – 2
    -West Florida (8); Valdosta State (14)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – 2
    - Northeastern State (11); Southwest Baptist (18)
Lone Star – 2
    -Cameron (15); Midwestern State (17)
Great Lakes Valley – 2
    -Drury (20); Indianapolis (24)
Independent – 1
    -UC San Diego (13)
Heartland – 1
    -St. Mary’s (TX) (12)

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.