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Oracle-ITA DI Men's Rankings Graphic-2016-03-08

TEAM/SINGLES/DOUBLES

SKILLMAN, NJ – Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I men on Tuesday, with most of the top-ranked teams and singles and doubles players staying relatively in place.

North Carolina continues to hold down the No. 1 team ranking, while Tulane’s Dominik Koepfer remains atop the singles rankings. In doubles, Texas Tech’s duo of Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares ascended to the top position this week.

Tar Heels Holding Strong At No. 1
North Carolina ran its win streak up to 15 matches with a 7-0 victory over then-No. 54 Vanderbilt on March 4. The Tar Heels open ACC play on Friday at 5 p.m. at No. 51 Florida State.

Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown

Top 10 teams in parenthesis

Big 12 (3) – 6

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

#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
SMU made a significant jump forward in the rankings, moving from unranked to No. 37 this week. The Mustangs, winners of five straight matches, shut out then-No. 20 Tulsa 4-0 at home on March 6. SMU returns to action on March 13 with a home doubleheader against Prairie View A&M and Northern Colorado.

Koepfer Keeps Top Spot In Singles
Dominik Koepfer of Tulane continues to hold down the No. 1 position in the national singles rankings. Koepfer is one of two players from the American Athletic Conference to be ranked in the Top 5, as Roberto Cid of South Florida currently sits at No. 4. Illinois has a pair of Top 10-ranked players, with Aleks Vukic at No. 6 and Jared Hiltzik at No. 8. Hiltzik and UCLA’s Mackenzie McDonald were new entries to the Top 10 this week, with McDonald moving from No. 19 up to No. 9.

Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis

ACC (1) – 7

    -Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (No. 3); Ronnie Schneider, North Carolina (No. 12); Ryan Shane, Virginia (No. 13); Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech (No. 15); Joao Monteiro, Virginia Tech (No. 18); Skander Mansouri, Wake Forest (No. 19); Nicolas Alvarez, Duke (No. 20)
Big Ten (3) – 5
    -Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (No. 5); Aleks Vukic, Illinois (No. 6); Jared Hiltzik, Illinois (No. 8); Konrad Zieba, Northwestern (No. 11); Hugo Di Feo, Ohio State (No. 24)
Big 12 (1) – 4
    -Cameron Norrie, TCU (No. 2); Alex Rybakov, TCU (No. 16); Julian Lenz, Baylor (No. 17); Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (No. 22)
SEC – 4
    -Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M (No. 14); Diego Hidalgo, Florida (No. 21); William Bushamuka, Kentucky (No. 23); Wayne Montgomery, Georgia (No. 25)
Pac-12 (3) – 3
    -Tom Fawcett, Stanford (No. 7); Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA (No. 9); Andre Goransson, California (No. 10)
American (2) – 2
    -Dominik Koepfer, Tulane (No. 1); Roberto Cid, South Florida (No. 4)

Red Raiders Ride To The Top Of National Doubles Rankings
Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares of Texas Tech moved up one spot from No. 2 to No. 1 in this week’s national doubles rankings. Dojas and Soares were the winners of the 2015 USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championship back in November. Virginia’s top two doubles teams are each ranked in the Top 10; Luca Corinteli and Ryan Shane at No. 6 and Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski at No. 7.

Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis

ACC – 3

    -Brett Clark/Robert Kelly, North Carolina (No. 3); Luca Corinteli/Ryan Shane, Virginia (No. 6); Mac Styslinger/Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (No. 7)
SEC – 3
    -Gordon Watson/Diego Hidalgo, Florida (No. 2); Ben Wagland/Austin Smith, Georgia (No. 5); Jordan Daigle/Boris Arias, LSU (No. 8)
Big 12 – 2
    -Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (No. 1); Arjun Kadhe/Julian Cash, Oklahoma State (No. 9)
Pac-12 – 1
    -Mackenzie McDonald/Martin Redlicki, UCLA (No. 4)
Ivy – 1
    -Shawn Hadavi/Richard Pham, Columbia (No. 10)

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.