Virginia, North Carolina No. 1 in Latest ITA College Tennis Rankings

Rankings.April16.2013

Virginia, North Carolina No. 1 in Latest ITA College Tennis Rankings

Jenkins, Embree No. 1 in singles, Virginia and Georgia atop doubles rankings


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


SKILLMAN, NJ (April 16) -- Another flawless week of ACC competition has kept the Virginia men and North Carolina women atop the ITA College Tennis Rankings for a 10th straight week.  With a pair of conference wins, the Cavaliers of Virginia have won 101 straight matches against ACC competition and improved to 19-0 on the season.  The North Carolina women won two conference matches last week to improve to 21-2 on the season, making it four straight seasons the Tar Heels have won at least 20 matches. 

For the first time since January 3rd, the men will have a new leader atop the ITA singles rankings as Virginia’s Jarmere Jenkins took over as the nation’s top player, replacing teammate Alex Domijan who held the top ranking for five straight ranking periods. Surprisingly enough, this is Jenkins’ first time as the nation’s top singles player.  To make things even sweeter for the Virginia senior, he also owns the top spot in the ITA doubles rankings with partner Mac Styslinger.

With five wins over Top 10 opponents on her resume, Florida’s Lauren Embree remains the nation’s top female player for a fifth straight week.  However, the biggest eye opener in this week’s rankings is the emergence of a Georgia’s Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia as the No. 1 doubles team.  Last week the Georgia duo picked up a pair of SEC wins against former Top 10 doubles teams.

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

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

Double-Dip:
A total of 12 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Georgia, UCLA, and USC find both their men’s and women’s teams inside the Top 10 this week.

School

Men

Women

Auburn

21

19

Cal

18

9

Clemson

24

13

Duke

10

11

Florida

14

2

Georgia

2

3

Texas A&M

12

4

Tulsa

23

24

UCLA

3

7

USC

4

5

Vanderbilt

16

18

Virginia

1

17

 
Top 25 Caliber: Three new teams entered the Top 25 this week, one on the men’s side and two on the women’s.  For the men, Wake Forest moved into the No. 25 spot after picking up two ACC wins last week, including a tight 4-3 win over former No. 27 Florida State.   On the women’s side, Tulsa and TCU are new to the top 25 this week.  Tulsa is fresh off a 4-2 win over former No. 28 Memphis, giving the Golden Hurricane eight straight wins.  The TCU women have won five of their last six matches which include two wins over former Top 50 opponents.

Top 75 Newcomers:
  A total of seven teams (three men, four women) cracked the Top 75 this week. 

Men

Women

Cal Poly (65)

UNLV (61)

South Florida (68)

Virginia Tech (68)

SMU (72)

Louisville (69)

 

Pepperdine (71)


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 8th through Sunday, April 14th.  The South Carolina men posed the biggest problem this past week, recording two Top 25 upsets. 

Men

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

04/14/13

at #22 University of South Carolina

def.

#8 University of Kentucky

4-3

04/14/13

at #17 University of Florida

def.

#13 Vanderbilt University

4-1

04/12/13

at #14 Texas A&M University

def.

#11 Mississippi State University

4-0

04/12/13

at #17 University of Florida

def.

#8 University of Kentucky

4-3

04/12/13

at #22 University of South Carolina

def.

#13 Vanderbilt University

4-0

04/12/13

at #15 Baylor University

def.

#12 University of Oklahoma

6-1

 

Women

Date

Team

 

Opponent

Score

04/14/13

at #10 University of Miami (Florida)

def.

#9 Duke University

4-0

 

Top 10 ITA Singles:

Men

School

 

Women

School

1. Jarmere Jenkins

Virginia

 

1. Lauren Embree

Florida

2. Alex Domijan

Virginia

 

2. Sabrina Santamaria

USC

3. Mikelis Libietis

Tennessee

 

3. Robin Anderson

UCLA

4. Emilio Gomez

USC

 

4. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar

Texas A&M

5. Henrique Cunha

Duke

 

5. Zsofi Susanyi

California

6. KU Singh

Georgia

 

6. Lauren Herring

Georgia

7. Matija Pecotic

Princeton

 

7. Anett Schutting

California

8. Peter Kobelt

Ohio State

 

8. Danielle Lao

USC

9. Sebastian Fanselow

Pepperdine

 

9. Gina Suarez-Malaguti

North Carolina

10. Evan King

Michigan

 

10. Ema Burgic

Baylor

 

Top Five ITA Doubles:

Men

School

 

Women

School

1. Jenkins/Styslinger

Virginia

 

1. Fuller/Garcia

Georgia

2. Cunha/Hemmeler

Duke

 

2. Christian/Santamaria

USC

3. Libietis/Reese

Tennessee

 

3. Bolender/Bektas

Michigan

4. Cochrane/Mies

Auburn

 

4. Veresova/Weatherholt

Nebraska

5. Scholtz/Lutjen

Ole Miss

 

5. Szekely/Boren

Tennessee

 

Top Freshmen:

Men

 

Women

12. Romain Bogaerts, Mississippi State

 

12. Julia Elbaba, Virginia

23. Mac Styslinger, Virginia

 

17. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford

31. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois

 

22. Nadia Ravita, Kentucky

43. Julian Lenz, Baylor

 

23. Pleun Burgmans, Auburn

47. Michael Redlicki, Duke

 

27. Anne-Liz Jeukeng, Clemson

 

 

33. Whitney Kay, North Carolina

 

 

36. Breaunna Addison, Texas

 

 

42. Yang Pang, Arkansas

 

 

50. Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan

 

Coming Up Next: The 2013 ITA Team, Singles, and Doubles Rankings will be published again next Tuesday, April 23rd, 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. Georgia

3

 

2. Florida

2

3. UCLA

2

 

3. Georgia

4

4. USC

4

 

4. Texas A&M

3

5. Ohio State

5

 

5. USC

5

6. Ole Miss

6

 

6. Michigan

7

7. Tennessee

10

 

7. UCLA

6

8. Pepperdine

7

 

8. Alabama

8

9. Mississippi State

11

 

9. California

11

10. Duke

9

 

10. Miami (Florida)

10

11. Kentucky

8

 

11. Duke

9

12. Texas A&M

14

 

12. Stanford

13

13. Oklahoma

12

 

13. Clemson

14

14. Florida

17

 

14. Nebraska

12

15. Baylor

15

 

15. Texas Tech

15

16. Vanderbilt

13

 

16. Northwestern

16

17. South Carolina

22

 

17. Virginia

17

18. California

16

 

18. Vanderbilt

18

19. Texas

23

 

19. Auburn

22

20. LSU

20

 

20. Rice

20

21. Auburn

18

 

21. Notre Dame

25

22. Harvard

19

 

22. Arizona State

21

23. Tulsa

21

 

23. Georgia Tech

19

24. Clemson

25

 

24. Tulsa

26

25. Wake Forest

26

 

25. TCU

32

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