Emory, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Earn Top ITA Division III National Team Rankings

D3 Rankings Graphic - May 1
Emory, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Earn Top ITA Division III National Team Rankings

ITA Division III Regional Rankings also announced

 

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

 

SKILLMAN, NJ (May 1) The Emory women remained undefeated against Division III opponents to unseat Williams and join the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men as the No. 1 teams in the ITA Division III National Team Rankings.

 

The six-time defending NCAA champion Ephs women were upset by conference foe Amherst on Saturday, who moves up two spots to No. 2. The Jeffs swept doubles play to build an insurmountable lead en route to a 7-2 win. However, it was Emory that claimed the No. 1 spot, having beaten Amherst 8-1 on April 12. The Eagles are atop the rankings for the first time since March 31, 2011. No team in the women's rankings moved more than two spots.

 

On the men's side, the Stags improved to 23-1 and maintained their perfect record against Division III competition to hold the No. 1 ranking. The Williams Ephs jumped five spots to No. 3 on the heels of a 10-match winning streak. The Ephs beat fourth-ranked Amherst, ending the Jeffs' 17-match unbeaten stretch. Also improving their post were the Skidmore Thoroughbreds, who bested defending champion and No. 5 Williams with a 5-4 win sealed by senior Gabe Steerman at sixth singles.

 

Regional team, singles and doubles ranking were also released and can be viewed here for the women and here for the men.


Follow the Leader: For the women, Emory is followed by (in order): Amherst, Williams, Johns Hopkins, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona-Pitzer, Bowdoin, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University-St. Louis and Middlebury. On the men's side, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is followed by Washington University-St. Louis, Middlebury, Amherst, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Trinity (TX), Case Western Reserve and Pomona-Pitzer.

 

Double-Dip: This week, eight schools have both their men's and women's programs ranked inside the Top 10.

  

School

Men

Women

Amherst

4

2

Carnegie Mellon

5

8

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

5

Emory

6

1

Johns Hopkins

7

4

Middlebury

3

10

Pomona-Pitzer

10

6

Washington University-St. Louis

2

9

  

Top 30 Newcomers: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's team climbed back into the rankings at No. 27, after a one-week absence from the Top 30. Denison earned its highest ranking of the season at No. 28. Bates earned the No. 30 ranking with three ranked wins in April, including a 5-4 upset of No. 12 Bowdoin. No new women's teams entered the Top 30.

 

Coming Up Next: The final ITA Division III National Rankings will be published on Thursday, June 10 and will include singles and doubles for the first time since the preseason rankings. Both the men and women will again release regional team, singles and doubles rankings on June 10.

 

ITA Rankings

4/10/14 Rank

ITA Rankings

4/10/14 Rank

Division III Men's Top 10

Division III Women's Top 10

1. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1

1. Emory

2

2. Washington University-St. Louis

2

2. Amherst

4

3. Middlebury

8

3. Williams

1

4. Amherst

3

4. Johns Hopkins

3

5. Carnegie Mellon

9

5. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

5

6. Emory

4

6. Pomona-Pitzer

6

7. Johns Hopkins

6

7. Bowdoin

7

8. Trinity (TX)

7

8. Carnegie Mellon

8

9. Case Western Reserve

10

9. Washington University-St. Louis

9

10. Pomona-Pitzer

13

10. Middlebury

10

 

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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