Another Week on Top of ITA College Tennis Rankings for Virginia, North Carolina

Rankings.March12.2013

Another Week on Top of ITA College Tennis Rankings for Virginia, North Carolina

Domijan, Embree atop singles rankings, Duke and USC No. 1 in doubles

SKILLMAN, NJ (Mar. 12) -- For yet another week the Virginia men, along with the North Carolina women, have remained No. 1 in the ITA College Tennis Rankings.  The Virginia men stayed at the top spot for an eighth consecutive time despite not playing a match last week, while the North Carolina women distanced themselves from the field with another quality win as they defeated No. 36 Baylor last week. 

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

Conference Count:
Men’s Top 25: SEC – 7; ACC – 4; Big Ten, Big 12 & Pac-12 – 3; Big East, Conference USA, Ivy League, Missouri Valley, & WCC – 1.  The SEC boasts four men’s teams inside the Top 10 while the ACC and the Pac-12 each have two.  Women’s Top 25: ACC & SEC – 6; Pac-12 – 5; Big Ten – 4; Big East, Big West, Big 12 & Conference USA – 1.  The Big Ten and the SEC both have three women’s teams in the Top 10. 

Double-Dip:
A total of 11 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, UCLA, and USC find both their men’s and women’s teams inside the Top 10 this week.

School

Men

Women

Cal

16

15

Clemson

25

14

Duke

8

2

Georgia

5

12

Northwestern

18

10

Notre Dame

22

19

Texas A&M

11

3

Tulsa

21

24

UCLA

3

5

USC

2

7

Vanderbilt

23

13

 
Top 25 Caliber: Four teams made the leap into the Top 25 this week, including the men from Baylor and Notre Dame as well as the women of Arizona State and Georgia Tech.  Baylor jumped 19 spots to No. 19 after a convincing 6-1 win over former No. 5 Kentucky, while Notre Dame moved ahead five spots to No. 22 after a 4-1 win over former No. 13 Illinois.  On the women’s side, Arizona State advanced nine spots in the rankings to No. 18 following a 5-2 win over former No. 25 Memphis while Georgia Tech climbed to No. 25 after registering a 4-3 win over former No. 16 Florida State. 

Top 75 Newcomers:
A total of 12 teams (eight women, four men) made their way into the Top 75 this week.  Of the 12 teams, eight are making their 2013 debut: Men – Pacific (California) and Nevada; Women – SMU, Iowa, Chattanooga, Kansas, East Carolina, and North Florida.

Men

Women

Pacific (California) (66)

SMU (48)

UNC Wilmington (72)

Oregon (55)

Nevada (73)

Iowa (58)

Georgia State (75)

Indiana (60)

 

Chattanooga (67)

 

Kansas (68)

 

East Carolina (72)

 

North Florida (74)


Upset Central:
Below is a listing of all of the upsets of both men's and women's Top 25 teams from the previous week. All listed results are from Monday, March 4th through Sunday, March 10th.  In total, four Top five teams were defeated, including former No. 5 Kentucky who fell twice in the previous week. 

Men

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

03/10/13

at #14 Texas A&M University

def.

#5 University of Kentucky

4-0

03/10/13

at #24 California

def.

#4 Duke University

4-3

03/10/13

#69 University of Memphis

def.

at #23 Cornell University

4-3

03/08/13

at #38 Baylor University

def.

#5 University of Kentucky

6-1

03/08/13

at #9 University of Mississippi

def.

#7 University of Georgia

4-3

03/05/13

at #27 University of Notre Dame

def.

#13 University of Illinois

4-1

 

Women

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

03/10/13

at #32 Georgia Tech

def.

#16 Florida State University

4-3

03/10/13

at #10 University of Nebraska

def.

#7 Northwestern University

4-3

03/08/13

#12 University of Southern California

def.

at #3 UCLA

4-2

03/08/13

at SMU

def.

#22 University of Tulsa

4-3

03/04/13

at #27 Arizona State University

def.

#25 Univ. of Memphis

5-2

 

Top 10 ITA Singles Rankings:

Men

School

 

Women

School

1. Alex Domijan

Virginia

 

1. Lauren Embree

Florida

2. Emilio Gomez

USC

 

2. Sabrina Santamaria

USC

3. Peter Kobelt

Ohio State

 

3. Zsofi Susanyi

California

4. Matija Pecotic

Princeton

 

4. Gina Suarez-Malaguti

North Carolina

5. Jarmere Jenkins

Virginia

 

5. Robin Anderson

UCLA

6. Mikelis Libietis

Tennessee

 

6. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar

Texas A&M

7. KU Singh

Georgia

 

7. Lauren Herring

Georgia

8. Marcos Giron

UCLA

 

8. Danielle Lao

USC

9. Ray Sarmiento

USC

 

9. Anett Schutting

California

10. Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

10. Mary Weatherholt

Nebraska


Top Five ITA Doubles Rankings:

Men

School

 

Women

School

1. Cunha/ Hemmeler

Duke

 

1. Christian/ Santamaria

USC

2. Jenkins/ Styslinger

Virginia

 

2. Bolender/Bektas

Michigan

3. Cochrane/Mies

Auburn

 

3. Fuller/Garcia

Georgia

4. Hundal/Spir

Georgia Tech

 

4. Szekely/Boren

Tennessee

5. Wagland/Pieters

Georgia

 

5. Belaya/Loomans

William and Mary

 

Top Freshmen:

Men

 

Women

12. Mac Styslinger, Virginia

 

11. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford

18. Romain Bogaerts, Mississippi State

 

13. Julia Elbaba, Virginia

22. Ryan Shane, Virginia

 

23. Whitney Kay, North Carolina

26. Michael Redlicki, Duke

 

33. Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan

40. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois

 

34. Anne-Liz Jeukeng, Clemson

45. Chris Diaz, Ohio State

 

38. Nadia Ravita, Kentucky

49. Julian Lenz, Baylor

 

50. Daneika Borthwick, Florida State

 

Coming Up Next: The 2013 ITA Team Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, March 19th, while the singles and doubles rankings return on March 26th.  Beginning Tuesday, April 9th, singles and doubles rankings will be posted each week.

Division I Men's Top 25

Previous

 

Division I Women's Top 25

Previous

1. Virginia

1

 

1. North Carolina

1

2. USC

3

 

2. Duke

2

3. UCLA

2

 

3. Texas A&M

4

4. Ole Miss

9

 

4. Florida

5

5. Georgia

7

 

5. UCLA

3

6. Tennessee

10

 

6. Nebraska

10

7. Oklahoma

6

 

7. USC

12

8. Duke University

4

 

8. Alabama

6

9. Ohio State

8

 

9. Michigan

8

10. Kentucky

5

 

10. Northwestern

7

11. Texas A&M

14

 

11. Miami (Florida)

13

12. Pepperdine

12

 

12. Georgia

9

13. Mississippi State

11

 

13. Vanderbilt

11

14. Texas

21

 

14. Clemson

17

15. Illinois

13

 

15. California, Berkeley

18

16. California, Berkeley

24

 

16. Stanford

20

17. Drake

16

 

17. Auburn

14

18. Northwestern

18

 

18. Arizona State

27

19. Baylor

38

 

19. Notre Dame

15

20. Harvard

17

 

20. Purdue

21

21. Tulsa

15

 

21. Texas Tech

23

22. Notre Dame

27

 

22. Florida State

16

23. Vanderbilt

19

 

23. UC Irvine

24

24. Wake Forest

22

 

24. Tulsa

22

25. Clemson

20

 

25. Georgia Tech

32

 

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