TEMPE, Ariz. – Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the latest Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis NAIA National Singles and Doubles Rankings on Thursday, with no changes to the No. 1 ranking in three of the four categories.
The lone change at the top is in men’s doubles, with Georgia Gwinnett’s Kevin Konfederak and Gilad Berman moving from unranked to the No. 1 position. Teammates Jordan Cox and Connor Clements also jumped into the Top 10, taking hold of the No. 7 ranking. Denis Porcic and Tomas Depiaggio of Lindsey Wilson (No. 8) and Bastien Sorg and Shaquille Taylor of Keiser University (No. 9) are other new entries in the Top 10 in men’s doubles.
Camille Gbaguidi of SCAD and Chiara Di Salvo and Klara Dohnalova of Georgia Gwinnett continue to occupy the No. 1 singles and doubles positions, respectively. On the men’s side, Georgia Gwinnett’s Kevin Konfederak and Jordan Cox stay No. 1 and 2 in the men’s singles rankings, with the 2016 ITA Oracle Cup NAIA champion Konfederak at No. 1 and runner-up Cox at No. 2.
Three new entries highlight the women’s Top 10, with Mariah Plauth of the University of Mobile moving from No. 30 to No. 5; Jelena Djordan of William Carey from No. 18 to No. 6 and Alexandria Shchipakina of Lindsey Wilson going from No. 12 to No. 10.
In women’s doubles, three unranked teams cracked the Top 10, with Isabella Dale and Jaclyn Jewell of the University of the Cumberlands ascending to No. 5 in the rankings, while Maria Mar Prados Cid and Fiona Curty of Lindsey Wilson at No. 7 and Mikayla Morgan and Tia Okano of Arizona Christian checking in at No. 10.
The national men’s singles rankings have two new players in the Top 10, with Bastien Sorg of Keiser University moving from No. 30 to No. 8, and Gilad Berman of Georgia Gwinnett going from No. 15 to No. 10.
The next set of national rankings will be released on May 24, 2017.
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.
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