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SKILLMAN, NJ – The University of Virginia and Florida’s Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo reclaimed their respective No. 1 rankings as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I men on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers moved up two places from last week, as did the Gators’ doubles duo of Watson and Hidalgo. Tulane’s Dominik Koepfer, despite losing for the first time in 2016, held onto his No. 1 ranking in singles.

The Southeastern Conference continues to have the most teams ranked in the Top 25, with six, while the Big 12 checks in with five squads.

Virginia Takes Back No. 1 Ranking
The Cavaliers improved their record to 20-3 with a pair of ACC victories last week. Virginia defeated then-No. 31 (now No. 30) Georgia Tech 5-2 on April 8, and Clemson 7-0 on April 10. In the final week of regular-season play, Virginia plays host to No. 7 Wake Forest at 3 p.m. ET, on April 15, and Miami (FL) at 1 p.m. ET, on April 17.

Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown

Top 10 teams in parenthesis

SEC (1) – 6
    -Georgia (6); Texas A&M (11); Arkansas (12); Florida (13); Kentucky (20); Mississippi State (23)
Big 12 (3) – 5
    -TCU (2); Oklahoma (8); Texas Tech (10); Oklahoma State (14); Texas (18)
ACC (3) – 4
    - Virginia (1); North Carolina (5); Wake Forest (7); Florida State (22)
Big Ten (1) – 4
    -Ohio State (3); Northwestern (15); Illinois (17); Michigan (21)
Pac-12 (2) – 3
    -UCLA (4); USC (9); California (16)
American – 2
    -South Florida (19); Tulsa (24)
Ivy – 1
    -Columbia (25)

#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
New Mexico moved from unranked to No. 60 this week, thanks to its 4-3 non-conference home victory over then-No. 18 Tulsa on April 10. The Lobos are now 14-13 on the season.

USF’s Cid Tops Koepfer In Top 5 Singles Showdown

South Florida’s Roberto Cid became the first player to defeat Tulane’s Dominik Koepfer in 2016, dealing the Green Wave senior a 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (3) defeat. The victory is Cid’s third victory over a Top 5 opponent this season, and bumped him up to No. 3 in the national rankings. Koepfer, who had his 21-match win streak snapped with the loss, remains the No. 1-ranked player.

Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 players in parenthesis

ACC (3) – 8
    -Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (No. 6); Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech (No. 7); Ryan Shane, Virginia (No. 9); Benjamin Lock, Florida State (No. 11); Skander Mansouri, Wake Forest (No. 14); Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest (No. 21); Nicolas Alvarez, Duke (No. 22); Joao Monteiro, Virginia Tech (No. 25)
Big 12 (1) – 5
    -Cameron Norrie, TCU (No. 5); Julian Lenz, Baylor (No. 17); Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (No. 18); Alex Rybakov, TCU (No. 20); Axel Alvarez Llamas, Oklahoma (No. 23)  
Big Ten (2) – 4
    -Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (No. 2); Aleks Vukic, Illinois (No. 4); Jared Hiltzik, Illinois (No. 12); Konrad Zieba, Northwestern (No. 15)
Pac-12 (2) – 3
    - Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA (No. 8); Tom Fawcett, Stanford (No. 10); Max de Vroome, USC (No. 19)
SEC – 3
    - Diego Hidalgo, Florida (No. 13); Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M (No. 16); Austin Smith, Georgia (No. 24)
American (2) – 2
    -Dominik Koepfer, Tulane (No. 1); Roberto Cid, South Florida (No. 3)

Gator Duo Back On Top Of National Doubles Rankings
Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo of Florida reclaimed the No. 1 national doubles ranking, moving up one spot from No. 3 in last week’s rankings. The Gator duo is one of four SEC teams in the Top 10.

Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
SEC – 4
    -Gordon Watson/Diego Hidalgo, Florida (No. 1); Korey Lovett/Mazen Osama, Alabama (No. 6); Ben Wagland/Austin Smith, Georgia (No. 7); Jordan Daigle/Borias Arias, LSU (No. 9)
ACC – 3
    - Brett Clark/Robert Kelly, North Carolina (No. 2); Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane, Virginia (No. 3); Mac Styslinger/Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (No. 10)
Big 12 – 2
    - Arjun Kadhe/Julian Cash, Oklahoma State (No. 5); Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (No. 8)
Pac-12 – 1
    -Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki, UCLA (No. 4)

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.