Virginia, North Carolina Spend Another Consecutive Week at No. 1 in ITA College Tennis Rankings

Rankings.April9

Virginia, North Carolina Spend Another Consecutive Week at No. 1 in
ITA College Tennis Rankings
Domijan, Embree atop singles rankings, Duke and USC No. 1 in doubles

SKILLMAN, NJ (April 9) -- For the ninth straight week, both the men of Virginia and the women of North Carolina own the top spot in the ITA College Tennis Rankings.  Both teams picked up a pair of ACC wins last week to remain at No. 1.  However, on the women’s side, Florida has steadily closed the gap as less than four-tenths of a point separate the top two teams in the nation.

The men’s and women’s singles and doubles rankings have also been released with the top portion of the rankings remaining mostly the same.  Virginia’s Alex Domijan and Florida’s Lauren Embree claimed the No. 1 spot in the singles rankings for another week.  Duke’s Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler and USC’s Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria own the No. 1 doubles ranking. 

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


Conference Count:
Men’s Top 25: SEC – 11; ACC, Big 12 & Pac-12 – 3; Big Ten – 2; Conference USA, Ivy League & WCC – 1.  The SEC has four men’s teams inside the Top 10, while the ACC and the Pac-12 have two each.  Women’s Top 25: SEC – 7; ACC – 6; Pac-12 – 5; Big Ten – 4; Big 12, Big East & Conference USA – 1.  The SEC landed four women’s teams in the Top 10, to go along with three from the ACC and two from the Pac-12.

Double-Dip:
A total of 13 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, Georgia, UCLA, and USC find both their men’s and women’s teams inside the Top 10 this week.

School

Men

Women

Auburn

18

22

Cal

16

11

Clemson

25

14

Duke

9

9

Florida

17

2

Georgia

3

4

Michigan

24

7

Tennessee

10

24

Texas A&M

14

3

UCLA

2

6

USC

4

5

Vanderbilt

13

18

Virginia

1

17

 

Top 25 Caliber: Six new teams made their way into the Top 25 this week, three coming on the men’s side and three on the women’s. For the men, Auburn, LSU, and Michigan are all new with the Tigers of LSU making the biggest jump into the Top 25 as they leaped 12 spots from last week. On the women’s side, Georgia Tech, Rice, and Tennessee moved into the Top 25, with the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech moving the most spots, jumping from 27 to 19. 

Top 75 Newcomers:
A total of nine teams (three men, six women) cracked the Top 75 this week.  Of all nine teams, Santa Clara is the only team making its 2013 debut in the ITA College Tennis Rankings.

Men

Women

North Carolina (69)

Santa Clara (58)

Dartmouth (70)

Boston College (61)

Wisconsin (75)

Oregon (64)

 

Charleston (72)

 

DePaul (73)

 

North Texas (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, April 1st through Sunday, April 7th.  Of all the upsets, the men of VCU and the women of Duke fell twice in the previous week to lower ranked opponents while the women of Boston College served up the week’s lone unranked upset.

Men

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

04/07/13

at #32 Louisiana State University

def.

#6 University of Tennessee

4-3

04/07/13

#46 University of Memphis

def.

at #24 VCU

4-3

04/06/13

at #14 Vanderbilt University

def.

#8 University of Kentucky

4-2

04/05/13

#17 University of Florida

def.

at #7 University of Mississippi

4-1

04/05/13

#50 University of Louisville

def.

at #24 VCU

4-2

04/05/13

at #27 Auburn University

def.

#12 Texas A&M University

4-3

 

Women

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

04/07/13

#36 Univ. of Memphis

def.

at #21 University of Notre Dame

4-3

04/07/13

#16 Clemson University

def.

at #6 Duke University

4-1

04/06/13

#27 Georgia Tech

def.

at #6 Duke University

4-0

04/05/13

at Boston College

def.

#20 Florida State University

4-2

 

Top 10 ITA Singles:

Men

School

 

Women

School

1. Alex Domijan

Virginia

 

1. Lauren Embree

Florida

2. Jarmere Jenkins

Virginia

 

2. Sabrina Santamaria

USC

3. Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

3. Robin Anderson

UCLA

4. Mikelis Libietis

Tennessee

 

4. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar

Texas A&M

5. Emilio Gomez

USC

 

5. Zsofi Susanyi

Cal

6. Peter Kobelt

Ohio State

 

6. Lauren Herring

Georgia

7. KU Singh

Georgia

 

7. Gina Suarez-Malaguti

North Carolina

8. Matija Pecotic

Princeton

 

8. Danielle Lao

USC

9. Blaz Rola

Ohio State

 

9. Ema Burgic

Baylor

10. Ryan Lipman

Vanderbilt

 

10. Anett Schutting

Cal

 

Top Five ITA Doubles:

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. Scholtz/Lutjen

Ole Miss

 

4. Szekely/Boren

Tennessee

5. Wagland/Pieters

Georgia

 

5. Guarachi/Macfarlane

Alabama

 

Top Freshmen:

Men

 

Women

12. Romain Bogaerts, Mississippi State

 

11. Julia Elbaba, Virginia

22. Mac Styslinger, Virginia

 

15. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford

36. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois

 

22. Nadia Ravita, Kentucky

43. Michael Redlicki, Duke

 

24. Anne-Liz Jeukeng, Clemson

49. Ryan Shane, Virginia

 

26. Pleun Burgmans, Auburn

 

 

34. Whitney Kay, North Carolina

 

 

46. Yang Pang, Arkansas

 

 

49. Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan

 

Coming Up Next: The 2013 ITA Team, Singles, and Doubles Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, April 15th, and will be posted each week for the remainder of the season.

Division I Men's Top 25

Previous

 

Division I Women's Top 25

Previous

1. Virginia

1

 

1. North Carolina

1

2. UCLA

2

 

2. Florida

2

3. Georgia

4

 

3. Texas A&M

4

4. USC

3

 

4. Georgia

3

5. Ohio State

5

 

5. USC

5

6. Ole Miss

7

 

6. UCLA

9

7. Pepperdine

10

 

7. Michigan

8

8. Kentucky

8

 

8. Alabama

7

9. Duke

9

 

9. Duke

6

10. Tennessee

6

 

10. Miami (Florida)

10

11. Mississippi State

13

 

11. California, Berkeley

11

12. Oklahoma

11

 

12. Nebraska

13

13. Vanderbilt

14

 

13. Stanford

12

14. Texas A&M

12

 

14. Clemson

16

15. Baylor

15

 

15. Texas Tech

15

16. California, Berkeley

21

 

16. Northwestern

14

17. Florida

17

 

17. Virginia

18

18. Auburn

27

 

18. Vanderbilt

17

19. Harvard

18

 

19. Georgia Tech

27

20. LSU

32

 

20. Rice

26

21. Tulsa

22

 

21. Arizona State

22

22. South Carolina

20

 

22. Auburn

23

23. Texas

16

 

23. Purdue

19

24. Michigan

34

 

24. Tennessee

28

25. Clemson

19

 

25. Notre Dame

21

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