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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Virginia Men, Cal Women Continue To Top ITA Rankings; Ohio State's Torpegaard Moves to Singles No. 1; Additional Spring Signings; More on USTA Pro Circuit Collegiate Series

The ITA Division I rankings for both team and individuals are coming out weekly now, with the season into its final few weeks before the NCAAs.  The Virginia men and Cal women remain at No. 1, as does Hayley Carter of North Carolina in the women's singles rankings, but there's a new No. 1 in the men's singles rankings: Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State.


For more analysis of the men's team rankings, see Bobby Knight's College Tennis Today post.  Clicking on the header links will take you to the full list of ITA rankings.

Team
MEN:
April 19                                               April 12
1
    Virginia
                          1
2
    UCLA
                          4
3
    North Carolina
                          5
4
    TCU
                          2
5
    Ohio State    
                          3
6
    Georgia 
                          6
7
    Wake Forest
                          7
8
    Southern California
                          9
9
    Texas Tech
                         10
10
    Oklahoma
                          8

WOMEN:
April 19                                         April 12
1
    Cal
                          1
2
    North Carolina
                          2
3
    Florida
                          4
4
    Georgia
                          3
5
    Vanderbilt
                          6
6
    Ohio State
                          5
7
    Miami
                          7
8
    Duke
                          8
9
    Pepperdine
                         10
10    Michigan                          9 



Singles
Women (previous ranking):
1. Hayley Carter, North Carolina (1)
2. Danielle Collins, Virginia (2)
3. Ellen Perez, Georgia (4)
4. Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (3)
5. Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine  (5)
6. Stephanie Wagner, Miami (6)
7. Brooke Austin, Florida (7)
8. Sinead Lohan, Miami (8)
9. Belinda Woolcock, Florida (9)
10. Breaunna Addison, Texas (11)

Men (previous ranking):
1. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (2)
2. Dominik Koepfer, Tulane (1)
3. Aleks Vukic, Illinois (4)
4. Roberto Cid, South Florida (3)
5. Cameron Norrie, TCU (5)
6. Thai Kwiatkowski, Virginia (6)
7. Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech (7)
8. Ryan Shane, Virginia (9)
9. Benjamin Lock, Florida State (11)
10. Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA (9)

Doubles
Women:
1. Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi, Kentucky
2. Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, Cal
3. Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan, Florida
4. Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter, North Carolina
5. Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle, Stanford

Men:
1. Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo, Florida
2. Luca Corinteli and Ryan Shane, Virginia
3. Brett Clark and Robert Kelly, North Carolina
4. Korey Lovett and Mazen Osama, Alabama
5. Mackenzie McDonald and Martin Redlicki, UCLA

Several more signings have been announced in the past few days. Auburn women have signed Georgina Axon of Great Britain and Tulane women have signed Julieta Dalmau and Sweden's Isabelle Entenza. Kansas women have signed Tatiana Nikolaeva of Russia and Maria Toran Ribes of Spain.

Texas Tech men have announced the signing of Ronit Bisht of India, who will start as a sophomore. Florida State's two spring signees are France’s Lucas Poullain and Norway’s Rana-Roop Singh Bhullar. Tennessee has not yet posted a release, but revealed on twitter that it has signed Scott Jones of Australia and Luca Wiedenmann of Germany.

More details have been announced on the USTA Pro Circuit Collegiate Series, with specific locations for the fall events, including three women's tournaments.  The schedule is below, and more information on the events from the USTA Pro Circuit's Danielle Gooding can be found here.


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