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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

North Carolina Women, Wake Forest Men Continue to Top ITA Division I Rankings; Eastern Kentucky Cuts Men's and Women's Tennis; Details on USTA's June College Combine Released

While I've been busy covering the big Southern California junior tournaments, the college tennis season has been rolling along, with conference play well underway.  The upsets have continued, and many of my conversations with Division I college coaches recruiting at the Easter Bowl and Carson centered on the parity in the sport right now. But the top teams in both the men's and women's rankings have remained the same since February's ITA Team Indoor Championships: the Wake Forest men and North Carolina women, who won those events.

Below are this week's team rankings, as well as the new singles and doubles rankings.  Clicking on the heading will take you to the full rankings at the ITA website.

Men’s ITA Division I Top 10 April 10, 2018 (previous ranking of April 3 in parentheses)

1. Wake Forest (1)
2. UCLA (2)
3. Ohio State (3)
4. Stanford (4)
5. Texas A&M (5)
6. Illinois (8)
7. Mississippi State (7)
8. North Carolina (6)
9. TCU (10)
10. Florida (9)

Men’s Top 10 Singles: (previous ranking of April 3 in parentheses)

1. Martin Redlicki, UCLA (1)
2. William Blumberg, North Carolina (2)
3. Nuno Borges, Mississippi State (4)
4. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (3)
5. Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest (5)
6. Patrick Kypson, Texas A&M (12)
7. Borna Gojo, Wake Forest (8)
8. Tom Fawcett, Stanford (6)
9. Ryotaro Matsumura, Kentucky (26)
10. Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M (10)

Men’s Top 5 Doubles:

1. William Blumberg and Robert Kelly, North Carolina (4)
2. Petros Chrysochos and Skander Mansouri, Wake Forest (1)
3. Korey Lovett and Eero Vasa, Central Florida (10)
4. Chema Carranza and Josef Dodridge, Wisconsin (2)
5. Johannes Ingildsen and Alfredo Perez, Florida (5)

Women’s ITA Division I Top 10 April 10, 2018 (previous ranking of April 3 in parentheses)

1. North Carolina (1)
2. Georgia Tech (4)
3. Vanderbilt (2)
4. Duke (3)
5. Texas (6)
6. Ole Miss (9)
7. South Carolina (5)
8. Georgia (7)
9. Pepperdine (8)
10. Florida (12)

Women’s Top 10 Singles: (previous ranking of April 3 in parentheses)

1. Bianca Turati, Texas (1)
2. Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov, Florida Atlantic (2)
3. Estela Perez-Somarriba, Miami(6)
4. Gabriela Knutson, Syracuse (10)
5. Samantha Harris, Duke (4)
6. Fernanda Contreras, Vanderbilt (3)
7. Andrea Lazaro, Florida International (5)
8. Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (9)
9. Katarina Jokic, Georgia (8)
10. Anastasia Rychagova, Kansas (7)

Women’s Top 5 Doubles:

1. Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones, Georgia Tech (2)
2. Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham, North Carolina (1)
3. Emily Arbuthnott and Michaela Gordon, Stanford (3)
4. Erin Larner and Maddie Lipp, Northwestern (4)
5. Arianne Hartono and Alexa Bortles, Ole Miss (6)

For additional coverage of Division I college tennis, see CollegeTennisToday.

Eastern Kentucky announced last week that it would be eliminating its men's and women's tennis programs, in a round of cuts that was not limited to athletics, but also included suspending academic programs and eliminating jobs. For more on the tennis teams' success, both on the court and in the classroom, see this article from the Richmond Register.

The USTA officially announced its second annual All-American Collegiate Combine yesterday, which will be held at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona Florida June 18-21.  Lisa Stone at Parenting Aces has posted a pdf of the event guide, which has all the details.

2 comments:

Correct Order of Top 10 said...

ITA Men's Team Rankings for April 10, 2018:

Oracle/ITA Division I Men's Rankings
Top 50 National Team
Administered by the ITA
April 10, 2018

Rank Avg School Previous
1 75.34 Wake Forest 1
2 73.17 UCLA 2
3 68.78 Ohio State 3
4 67.84 Stanford 4
5 63.40 Texas A&M 5
6 57.80 Illinois 8
7 57.66 Mississippi State 7
8 57.56 North Carolina 6
9 55.51 TCU 10
10 54.26 Florida 9

Colette Lewis said...

Thanks for the correction. I guess I used April 3 rankings by mistake.