TEMPE, Ariz. – Champions of the 2016 ITA Oracle Cup hold the No. 1 rankings in men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2016 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis NAIA Fall Rankings on Tuesday.
In women’s singles, Camille Gbaguidi of SCAD is the No. 1-ranked player. Gbaguidi won the NAIA women’s singles title and Oracle Cup title at the 2016 ITA Oracle Cup, earning a trip to the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in the process. Gbaguidi ended the 2016 spring season with a No. 2 ranking, behind Valeria Podda of Georgia Gwinnett, who is the No. 2-ranked player following the fall season.
Podda is one of three Georgia Gwinnett players in the Top 10. She’s joined by Chiara Di Salvo at No. 3 and Klara Dohnalova at No. 10. The Grizzlies also have the No. 1 and 2 doubles teams in the nation, with Di Salvo and Alyona Vasilyeva at No. 1, followed by Podda and Dohnalova at No. 2. Di Salvo and Vasilyeva defeated Podda and Dohnalova in the ITA Oracle Cup NAIA doubles final.
The men’s singles rankings feature a pair of teammates from two institutions holding down the top four spots. Georgia Gwinnett’s Kevin Konfederak and Jordan Cox are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, while Karan Salwan and Thomas Setodji of Xavier, LA are in the third and fourth positions. Konfederak defeated Cox to win the ITA Oracle Cup NAIA singles title.
Konfederak and Cox successfully defended their ITA Oracle Cup doubles title, and earned another trip to New York City in the process. They are the top-ranked doubles team in NAIA, the same ranking they held at the conclusion of the 2016 spring season.
The next set of national rankings will be released on March 15, 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.