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TEMPE, Ariz. –
There’s new No. 1-ranked teams in the men’s and women’s national rankings, with the University of West Florida men and BYU-Hawaii women taking over their respective top spots, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Division II National Rankings on Wednesday.

The University of West Florida moved from No. 9 last month to No. 1, based on the strength of its current eight-match win streak. The Argonauts are 14-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming at the hands of NAIA’s top-ranked team, Georgia Gwinnett. In a three-day stretch from March 11-13, West Florida scored wins over previous No. 1 Hawai´i Pacific (now No. 6), No. 7 Barry (up to No. 2) and No. 3 Armstrong State (No. 4).

Oliver Frank of Azusa Pacific University continues to hold down the No. 1 singles ranking, with Barry’s Ahmed Triki holding firm at No. 2. Alex Peyrot of West Florida moved from No. 37 all the way up to No. 3, and he’s one of six new entries to the Top 10. JB Mateo (No. 19 to No. 5) and Mehdi Laalej (unranked to No. 6) of Lynn, Filip Dolezel (No. 13 to No. 7) and Torben Otto (No. 34 to No. 10) of Hawai´i Pacific and Luca Cerin (No. 28 to No. 8) of Armstrong State each make their Top 10 debut this week.

In men’s doubles, Peyrot and Pedro Dumont of West Florida remain No. 1, and Azusa Pacific’s Frank and Pascal Engel and Western New Mexico’s Tristian Da Lio and Vladimir Gnilozubov stay at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Six teams that were previously unranked are now in the Top 10.

On the women’s side, BYU-Hawaii moved into the No. 1 ranked thanks to a perfect 17-0 record, including sweeps in its last eight contests. The Seasiders’ Dallas Zhang and Karen Lui are No. 1 and No. 2 in the national singles ranking, and in doubles, Zhang and Summer Wen are ranked No. 2.

Flagler (No. 12 to No. 8), UC San Diego (No. 13 to No. 9) and Valdosta State (No. 14 to No. 10) are new entries to the Top 10 this week. In singles, Zuza Maciejewska of Barry (unranked to No. 7) and Lucielena Perez of Nova Southeastern (unranked to No. 9) make their Top 10 debut.

Lynn’s Diana Bogolii and Rosalie Willig continue their run at the top of the women’s doubles ranking. Like the men, there’s six women’s doubles teams that moved from unranked into the Top 10.

The next set of national rankings will be released on April 26, 2017, and will include team, singles and doubles rankings.

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.