Barry, West Florida stay atop ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings

D2 Rankings Graphic - March 26

Barry, West Florida stay atop ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings   

National singles and doubles rankings also released 

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (April 30) - The Barry women and West Florida men both kept the top spot in the latest ITA Division II National Team Rankings.
 
The Buccaneer women are undefeated in Division II competition this year and just won their league-record fifth straight Sunshine State Conference Tournament title with a 5-0 victory over Saint Leo. 
 
The West Florida men have yet to drop a match this season, winning 24 matches, including a 5-1 victory in the Gulf South Conference final to clinch its third straight conference title.

 

In men's singles, Bruno Savi of West Florida kept the No. 1 ranking thanks to a perfect 21-0 spring record. Savi won his 150th career match at West Florida in his team's Gulf South Conference title match, and the senior has now won 76 career singles and 75 career doubles matches.

 

Lynn University's Valentine Confalonieri remained on top of the women's singles rankings for another month. The Fighting Knight has only dropped one match all season, a loss to the ITA Division I No. 2 ranked singles player, Robin Anderson of UCLA at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships last November. She has won 24 straight matches during the spring season and hasn't dropped a set in her last 15 matches.

 

In men's doubles, Petr Michnev and Thibaud Berland of Hawaii Pacific remained in the top spot for another month. The pair are 18-1 this spring, with their only loss to the No. 6 ranked duo of Martin Chojnacki and Yevhen Zakharov of BYU Hawaii.

 

On the women's side, Aleksndra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova took over the top spot with their 22-1 record this spring. The pair's only loss this spring was to the No. 4 pairing of Ioana Ivan and Confalonieri of Lynn University.

 

Follow the Leader: For the men, following West Florida is (in order): Hawaii Pacific, Barry, Concordia, Armstrong Atlantic, Columbus State, Lynn, Lander, West Alabama and Drury. For the women, following Barry is: Armstrong Atlantic, BYU Hawaii, Lynn, Hawaii Pacific, St. Leo, Rollins, West Florida, Columbus State and Florida Southern.


Double-Dip: A total of 14 schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 25. Armstrong Atlantic, Barry, Columbus State, Hawaii Pacific, Lynn and West Florida find both their men's and women's team inside the Top 10.


Top 25 Caliber: Two men's teams have cracked the Top 25 in this week's ranking. St. Edwards moved up two spots from No. 26 to No. 24, while Indianapolis jumped six spots to land in the No. 25 position. On the women's side, Sonoma State moved an impressive 17 spots up to No. 18 while Southwest Baptist improved six places to No. 21.


Top 50 Newcomers: Nine teams made debuts inside the Top 50 this week. In the men's rankings, five new teams are now ranked: Missouri St. Louis (No. 39), Nebraska Kearney (No. 41), Palm Beach Atlantic (44), Colorado Mesa (No. 45), Southeastern (No. 46) and East Central (No. 50). On the women's side, new teams now ranked in the Top 50 are Tusculum (No. 39), USC Aiken (No. 45), Harding (No. 47) and West Virginia State (No. 48).

 

Coming up Next: The final ITA Division II Rankings will be published again on Wednesday, June 4 with final national and regional team, singles and doubles teams will be announced. 


About the ITA Rankings

As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the ITA College Tennis Rankings (Singles, Doubles, and Team) that are designed to track the top men and women teams and singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.

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