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Williams Women Topple Top Two Teams to Join CMS Men Atop ITA Division III National Team Rankings

Both Ephs and Stags are undefeated against Division III competition

 

ITA Division III Men's Rankings | ITA Division III Women's Rankings

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (Apr. 9) - In the eight days that followed the Williams women being ranked No. 3 in the ITA Division III National Team Rankings on March 26, the Ephs registered four wins over Top 15 teams, including against No. 1 Emory, No. 2 Johns Hopkins and No. 6 Carnegie Mellon. Their recent tear has moved them to the top spot in the rankings, joining the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men as the top teams in the ITA Division III Rankings. Regional team, singles and doubles rankings were also released.

  

The Williams women moved to 9-0 this season and claimed the No. 1 ranking for the first time since just under a year ago, on April 10, 2014. In statement wins over the former No. 1 and 2 ranked teams, the Ephs won nine of 12 singles matches. Williams continues its tough schedule this weekend with four matches, three of which are against Top 20 opponents.

  

In addition to Williams being the new No. 1 ranked team, the entire Top 10 has been reordered. Emory fell from No. 1 to No. 2, while Amherst improved one spot, from No. 4 to No. 3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps also moved up one spot to No. 4, while Washington & Lee made a notable leap, from No. 10 to No. 5, after picking up wins over Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins.

  

No. 6 Johns Hopkins fell four spots after losing to both Williams and Washington & Lee last week. Carnegie Mellon is ranked No. 7 this week, Middlebury is No. 8, Pomona-Pitzer is No. 9 and Bowdoin is ranked tenth.

  

On the men's side, the CMS men rank No. 1 for the second straight edition and have a 19-1 overall record, including a perfect 14-0 mark at home. The Stags only loss came at Division I Pennsylvania, and each of the team's wins have been by a score of 7-2 or better.

  

Kenyon earned the distinction of being the lone team to break into the Top 10. The Lords claimed the No. 9 spot with a five-match winning streak featuring four ranked wins and a notable 6-3 triumph over No. 9 Carnegie Mellon.

  

A pair of ITA Northeast region schools earned the biggest improvements in the rankings, both rising six spots. Bates rebounded from a three-match skid prior to the March 26 rankings with a pair of wins over No. 18 Wesleyan and No. 35 Brandeis. The wins earned the Bobcats the No. 20 spot. Despite its loss to Bates, Brandeis climbed to No. 29 after a 6-3 victory over No. 23 Tufts, the first victory for the Judges over the Jumbos since 2010.

 

New Entrants: TCNJ and Rochester are new entrants on the men's side, checking in this week at No. 39 and No. 40, respectively. Christopher Newport enters the women's rankings at No. 40 this week.

 

Double-Dip: Seven schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 10.

 

School

Men

Women

Amherst

4

3

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

4

Emory

2

2

Pomona-Pitzer

3

9

Middlebury

6

8
Bowdoin
8
10
Carnegie Mellon
10
6
 
What's Next:The next update for the ITA Division III Men's and Women's Rankings comes on April 30, with new national team rankings as well as regional team, singles and doubles rankings.

 

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