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MEN’S RANKINGS/WOMEN’S RANKINGS


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– National singles and doubles rankings for Division II men and women make their first appearance of 2016, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Division II National Rankings on Wednesday.

On the men’s side, Hawaii Pacific has the nation’s top-ranked team, singles player and doubles team. The Sharks moved up from the No. 2 spot in the last published rankings (Feb. 24), and in singles Thibaud Berland jumped five spots from the fall national rankings to take over the No. 1 position. In doubles, Berland and Alexander Meyer went from unranked all the way to No. 1.

Embry-Riddle moved up 18 spots this month to No. 6 in the national team rankings. Columbus State was the other new entry to the men’s Top 10, moving up one spot to No. 10.

BYU-Hawaii is the new No. 1-ranked team in the women’s poll. The women’s Top 10 saw minimal changes, with one new team, Flagler (Fla.) joining the ranks at No. 10, a six-position jump from February. BYU-Hawaii is also home to the nation’s top-ranked singles player, as Dallas Zhang moved up one spot from No. 2 to No. 1.

Continuing with the Hawai’i theme, Hawaii Pacific’s doubles team of Kristyna Hancarova and Nicole Hoynaski are the new No. 1 team, moving up three spots from No. 4.

#OracleITARankings Big Movers Of The Week

On the men’s side, Augusta University had the biggest leap in the rankings, going from No. 44 to No. 20. The Jaguars are 8-2 in their last 10 matches.

The women’s big mover of the week is Shorter University, which rose from unranked to No. 26 in this week’s rankings. The Hawks are 7-5 on the season, with four of its losses coming to the No. 6, No. 8, No. 15 and No. 27 ranked teams in the nation.

Top 25 Men’s Team Conference Breakdown
Top 10 listed in parenthesis
Peach Belt (3) – 7
    -Armstrong State (3); Lander (5); Columbus State (10); Georgia College (13); Flagler (14); Augusta (20); North Georgia (22)
Sunshine State (4) – 4
    -St. Leo (2); Embry-Riddle (6); Barry (7); Lynn (9)
Pac West (1) – 3
    -Hawaii Pacific (1); Azusa Pacific (18); BYU-Hawaii (23)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – 3
    -Northwest Missouri (16); Nebraska Kearney (21); Washburn (25)
Gulf South (2) – 2
    -West Florida (4); Valdosta (8)
Lone Star – 2
    -Midwestern State (11); Cameron (12)
Great American – 1
    - Southeastern Oklahoma State (24)
Central Atlantic Collegiate – 1
    -Concordia (15)
Independent – 1
    -UC San Diego (16)
Great Lakes Valley – 1
    -Indianapolis (18)

Top 25 Women’s Team Conference Breakdown

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

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.