Savi, Confalonieri selected as top singles players in the country
SKILLMAN, NJ (Nov. 12) -- The 2013 ITA Division II Preseason Rankings have been announced today, revealing the top 50 teams, 50 singles players, and 25 doubles teams in NCAA Division II men's and women's tennis. For complete lists, click here for the men's rankings and click here for the women's rankings.
|Men's singles preseason No. 1 Bruno Savi, West Florida|
Barry, the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Champions, sits atop the men's team rankings, while Armstrong Atlantic tops the women's team rankings.
The Buccaneers won its second team title with a thrilling 5-4 win over the Armstrong Atlantic Pirates, while the Lady Pirates won the NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championships this past spring for the second-straight year and eighth time overall.
In men's singles, Bruno Savi of West Florida is in the top spot, following a strong fall season which saw him win the DII Men's Singles title at the 2013 USTA/ITA National Small College Championships as well as the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships.
Valentine Confalonieri of Lynn University is ranked at the top in the women's singles rankings. The Fighting Knight won the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships title, theUSTA/ITA National Small College Championships singles title and the Women's Singles Super Bowl atUSTA/ITA National Small College Championships, qualifying her for the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.
|Women's singles preseason No. 1 Valentine Confalonieri of Lynn University|
In men's doubles, Concordia's Daniele Piludu and Benas Majauskas are the No. 1 duo following their run to the Men's Doubles Super Bowl after winning the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships DII Men's Doubles title. The duo also captured the USTA/ITA East Regional Championships title.
Emma Onila and Linda Fritschken of Barry are ranked the top women's doubles team on the heels of competing at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. The duo won the Women's Doubles Super Bowl title, the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships title and the USTA/ITA South Regional Championships title.