Virginia and North Carolina Remain No. 1 in First Computerized ITA Team Rankings

Rankings.Feb26.2013

 Virginia and North Carolina Remain No. 1 in First Computerized ITA Team Rankings
Domijan, Embree top spots in singles; Auburn, USC top doubles



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

SKILLMAN, NJ (Feb. 26) -- This is the first week that the ITA Division I College Tennis Rankings are based on a computer point-per-match formula, causing several major changes throughout the rankings.  However, the Virginia men and North Carolina women managed to stay atop the rankings for another consecutive week.  

Follow the Leader: For the men, following Virginia is (in order): USC, UCLA, Duke, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi State.  On the women’s side, North Carolina is followed by Duke, UCLA, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, Northwestern, Cal, and Nebraska. 

Conference Count: Men’s Top 25: SEC – 7; ACC, Big Ten, & Pac-12 – 4; Ivy League & Big 12 – 2; Conference USA & WCC – 1. Five different conferences placed at least one team in the Top 10 with the SEC leading the way with four teams, while the ACC and Pac-12 placed two.  Women’s Top 25: SEC – 6; ACC – 5; Pac-12 & Big Ten – 4; Big 12 – 3; Big East, Conference USA, & Colonial Athletic Association – 1.  Four SEC teams landed in the Top 10, while the Pac-12, ACC, and Big Ten had two. 

Double-Dip: A total of 10 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, Georgia, and UCLA find both their men’s and women’s team inside the Top 10 this week.

School

Men

Women

Cal

16

9

Clemson

18

23

Duke

4

2

Georgia

9

7

Michigan

21

13

Northwestern

20

8

Texas A&M

11

6

UCLA

3

3

USC

2

11

Vanderbilt

25

12


Top 10 ITA Singles Rankings: 


Player

School

 

Player

School

1. Alex Domijan

Virginia

 

1. Lauren Embree

Florida

2. Peter Kobelt

Ohio State

 

2. Robin Anderson

UCLA

3. Jarmere Jenkins

Virginia

 

3. Sabrina Santamaria

USC

4. Emilio Gomez

USC

 

4. Gina Suarez-Malaguti

North Carolina

5. Jonas Lutjen

Ole Miss

 

5. Zsofi Susanyi

California, Berkeley

6. Matija Pecotic

Princeton

 

6. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar

Texas A&M

7. Sebastian Fanselow

Pepperdine

 

7. Danielle Lao

USC

8. Mac Styslinger

Virginia

 

8. Anett Schutting

California, Berkeley

9. Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

9. Lauren Herring

Georgia

10. Marcos Giron

UCLA

 

10. Julia Elbaba

Virginia


Top Five ITA Doubles Rankings:

Players

School

 

Players

School

1. Cochrane/Mies

Auburn

 

1. Christian/Santamaria

USC

2. Jenkins/Styslinger

Virginia

 

2. Belaya/Loomans

William & Mary

3. Hundal/Spir

Georgia Tech

 

3. Bolender/Bektas

Michigan

4. Cunha/Hemmeler

Duke

 

4. Guarachi/Macfarlane

Alabama

5. Scholtz/Lutjen

Ole Miss

 

5. Szekely/Boren

Tennessee


Top Freshmen: Several freshmen have had tremendous fall and early spring seasons, resulting in a Top 50 ranking.  Below is a list of both the men and women freshmen that have earned a Top 50 singles ranking this week. 

Men

 

Women

8. Mac Styslinger, Virginia

 

10. Julia Elbaba, Virginia

23. Romain Bogaerts, Mississippi State

 

14. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford

24. Ryan Shane, Virginia

 

19. Whitney Kay, North Carolina

31. Michael Redlicki, Duke

 

29. Anne-Liz Jeukeng, Clemson

38. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois

 

33. Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan

40. Chris Diaz, Ohio State

 

35. Breaunna Addison, Texas

43. Julian Lenz, Baylor

 

45. Kyle McPhillips, UCLA

 

 

49. Lynn Chi, Cal


Top 25 Caliber:
A total of 11 new teams have made their way into the Top 25 this week.  On the women’s side, five new teams cracked the Top 25: Auburn (17), TCU (20), Arizona State (21), Memphis (22), and William & Mary (25).  Auburn moved the most positions of any team to crack the Top 25, leaping 42 spots.  On the men’s side, six new teams made the jump into the Top 25 this week:  Clemson (18), Northwestern (20), Wake Forest (22), Harvard (23), Cornell (24), and Vanderbilt (25).  Of all the new Top 25 men’s teams, Cornell made the biggest leap, going up 39 spots from last week’s poll.  

Top 75 Newcomers: The first computer point-per-match formula based rankings have allowed 21 teams (8 men and 13 women) to make their 2013 debut in the Top 75. 

Men

 

Women

George Washington (50)

 

San Diego State (40)

Idaho (57)

 

Boston College (51)

Oklahoma State (62)

 

UC Santa Barbara (54)

Samford (64)

 

Southern Illinois (59)

Tulane (70)

 

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (60)

Arizona (72)

 

Delaware (62)

Xavier (73)

 

San Jose State (64)

Wichita State (74)

 

Kansas (65)

 

 

Virginia Tech (68)

 

 

Dartmouth (69)

 

 

Louisville (70)

 

 

Bowling Green (74)

 

 

Louisiana-Monroe (75)


Coming Up Next:
The 2013 ITA Team Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, March 5th, while the next singles and doubles rankings will be posted on Tuesday, March 12th, and will continue to be published every other week through the month of March.

Division I Men's Top 25

Previous

 

Division I Women's Top 25

Previous

1. Virginia

1

 

1. North Carolina

1

2. USC

2

 

2. Duke

3

3. UCLA

3

 

3. UCLA

2

4. Duke

5

 

4. Florida

4

5. Oklahoma

9

 

5. Alabama

8

6. Kentucky

6

 

6. Texas A&M

10

7. Ohio State

4

 

7. Georgia

5

8. Tennessee

13

 

8. Northwestern

9

9. Georgia

8

 

9. California, Berkeley

7

10. Mississippi State

11

 

10. Nebraska

15

11. Texas A&M

14

 

11. USC

6

12. Pepperdine

7

 

12. Vanderbilt

17

13. Ole Miss

10

 

13. Michigan

12

14. Washington

19

 

14. Purdue

20

15. Texas

15

 

15. Miami (Florida)

11

16. California, Berkeley

12

 

16. Florida State

25

17. Illinois

17

 

17. Auburn

59

18. Clemson

51

 

18. Notre Dame

22

19. Tulsa

17

 

19. Texas Tech

21

20. Northwestern

41

 

20. TCU

28

21. Michigan

23

 

21. Arizona State

27

22. Wake Forest

31

 

22. Memphis

39

23. Harvard

41

 

23. Clemson

18

24. Cornell

63

 

24. Baylor

24

25. Vanderbilt

33

 

25. William &  Mary

37

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