SKILLMAN, NJ – Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Tuesday, and like two weeks ago, there’s no changes to the top-ranked team, singles player and doubles pair.
California, 17-0 on the season, sits at No. 1 in the team rankings, while North Carolina’s Hayley Carter is the No. 1-ranked singles player, and also part of the top-ranked doubles team with teammate Whitney Kay.
The Southeastern Conference has four teams (Georgia, Vanderbilt, Florida and South Carolina) ranked in the Top 10, and leads all conferences with nine teams in the Top 25.
Golden Bears Remain Unbeaten
California squared off with Pac-12 rival Stanford (ranked No. 18) in a non-conference tilt on April 3 and scored a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Cardinal. Two days prior, the Golden Bears won their fourth straight 7-0 contest on April 1, besting then-No. 38 Oregon. California travels to the state of Washington this week for Pac-12 matches with Washington State on April 8 and Washington on April 9.
Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
SEC (4) – 9
-Georgia (4); Vanderbilt (5); Florida (6); South Carolina (10); Auburn (13); LSU (16); Texas A&M (18); Kentucky (21); Mississippi State (25)
ACC (3) – 6
-North Carolina (2); Miami (FL) (7); Duke (8); Virginia (15); Georgia Tech (17); Wake Forest (20)
Pac-12 (1) – 4
-California (1); Stanford (19); UCLA (23); USC (24)
Big 12 – 2
-Texas Tech (12); Oklahoma State (14)
Big Ten (1) – 2
-Ohio State (3); Michigan (11)
Missouri Valley Conference – 1
-Wichita State (22)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
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Syracuse recorded wins over then-No. 19 Wake Forest (4-3) and Florida State (6-1) in ACC competition last week. The victories moved the Orange to 10-6 on the year, and also up eight spots in the national rankings from No. 40 to No. 32. They play at Pittsburgh and Louisville this week, both ACC contests.
Carter Continues To Stake Claim To No. 1 Ranking In Singles And Doubles
North Carolina’s Hayley Carter sits at No. 1 in both singles and doubles for the third straight pair of national rankings. Carter is the first Division I women’s tennis player to hold the No. 1 ranking simultaneously in singles and doubles since Stanford’s Nicole Gibbs did so at the end of the 2012 season. In doubles, Carter teams up with Whitney Kay in doubles, and the Tar Heel tandem have only suffered three losses this season and were the winners of the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship.
Miami (FL) and Florida each have a pair of players ranked in the singles Top 10. The Hurricanes’ Stephanie Wagner (No. 5) and Sinead Lohan (No. 7), check in just ahead of the Gators’ pair of Brooke Austin (No. 8) and Belinda Woolcock (No. 9).
SEC and ACC players make up 15 of the Top 25 players in the singles ranking, with the SEC topping all conferences with eight representatives.
Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 players in parenthesis
SEC (3) – 8
-Ellen Perez, Georgia (No. 6); Brooke Austin, Florida (No. 8); Belinda Woolcock, Florida (No. 9); Frances Altick, Vanderbilt (No. 13); Jasmine Lee, Mississippi State (No. 14); Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 19); Joana Vale Costa, LSU (No. 20); Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (No. 21)
ACC (4) – 7
-Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1); Danielle Collins, Virginia (No. 3); Stephanie Wagner, Miami (No. 5); Sinead Lohan, Miami (No. 7); Julia Elbaba, Virginia (No. 17); Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson (No. 24); Beatrice Capra, Duke (No. 25)
Pac-12 (1) – 5
-Maegan Manasse, California (No. 10); Klara Fabikova, California (No. 12); Catherine Harrison, UCLA (No. 15); Giuliana Olmos, USC (No. 22); Desirae Krawczyk, Arizona State (No. 23)
Big Ten (1) – 3
-Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (No. 4); Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan (No. 16); Brienne Minor, Michigan (No. 18)
Big 12 – 1
-Breaunna Addison, Texas (No. 11)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
-Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (No. 2)
Quartet Of Pac-12 Teams Highlights Top-10 Doubles Rankings
As mentioned above, North Carolina’s Kay and Carter continue to sit atop the national doubles rankings. The Pac-12 has the most Top 10 teams of any Division I Conference with four. Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle of Stanford are No. 4, followed by UCLA’s Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips at No. 5. Cal’s Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr are No. 6 and USC’s Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith are No. 8.
Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
Pac-12 – 4
-Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle, Stanford (No. 4); Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (No. 5); Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr, California (No. 6); Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith, USC (No. 8)
SEC – 3
-Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi, Kentucky (No. 2); Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan, Florida (No. 7); Courtney Colton/Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 10)
ACC – 2
-Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1); Stephanie Wagner/Wendy Zhang, Miami (FL) (No. 9)
Big Ten – 1
-Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, Ohio State (No. 3)
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.