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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

US Teams for Upcoming Junior Davis, Fed Cup and World Junior Tennis Qualifying; USTA Girls Nationals in San Diego Named for Billie Jean King; Few Changes in ITA D-I Rankings

The North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying for the Junior Fed Cup, Junior Davis Cup and World Junior Tennis competitions begins next week in Mexico City and the teams representing the United States are:

World Junior Tennis Girls (14-and-under):
Reese Brantmeier
Robin Montgomery
Katrina Scott
Captain: Jean Desdunes

World Junior Tennis Boys:
Evan Wen
Victor Lilov
Bruno Kuzuhara
Captain: Jon Glover


Junior Fed Cup (16-and-under)
Fiona Crawley
Alexa Noel
Gabby Price
Captain: Erik Kortland

Junior Davis Cup
Toby Kodat
Alex Lee
Marcus McDaniel
Captain: Eric Nunez

If the USA qualifies as expected, the makeup of the teams could change for the finals, which for the World Junior Tennis competition is August 6-11 in the Czech Republic and for the Junior Fed and Davis Cups is September 25-39 in Hungary.

The USTA announced Monday that the USTA Girls National 18 and 16 National Championships in San Diego would be named for Billie Jean King, as will the Intersectionals, the team competitions held every summer in the 16s and 14s divisions.  The official name, beginning this year, will be The USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 18s and 16s National Championships presented by adidas.  The Intersectionals will be named The USTA Billie Jean King Team Championshipsbeginning in 2019. 

The weekly ITA Division I rankings have very few changes from last week's edition, with the Vanderbilt women's move to No. 2 following their win over Florida the most notable.  For complete rankings, click on the heading to go to the ITA rankings page.

Women’s Division I Top 10 Team Rankings April 17, 2018 (previous rankings from April 10 in parentheses)
1. North Carolina (1)
2. Vanderbilt (3)
3. Georgia Tech (2)
2. Duke (4)
5. Texas (5)
6. Ole Miss (6)
7. South Carolina (7)
8. Georgia (8)
9. Florida (10)
10. Pepperdine (9)

Women’s Division I Top 10 Singles Rankings April 17, 2018
1. Bianca Turati, Texas (1)
2. Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov, Florida Atlantic (2)
3. Estela Perez-Somarriba, Miami (3)
4. Samantha Harris, Duke (5)
5. Gabriela Knutson, Syracuse (4)
6. Anastasia Rychagova, Kansas (10)
7. Fernanda Contreras, Vanderbilt (6)
8. Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (8)
9. Andrea Lazaro, Florida International (7)
10. Katerina Jokic, Georgia (9)

Women’s Division I Top 5 Doubles Rankings April 17, 2018
1. Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham, North Carolina (2)
2. Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones, Georgia Tech (1)
3. Emily Arbuthnott and Michaela Gordon, Stanford (3)
4. Erin Larner and Maddie Lipp, Northwestern (4)
5. Arianne Hartono and Alexas Bortles, Ole Miss (5)

Men’s Division I Top 10 Team Rankings April 17, 2018
1. Wake Forest (1)
2. UCLA (2)
3. Ohio State (3)
4. Stanford (4)
5. Texas A&M (5)
6. TCU (9)
7. North Carolina (8)
8. Illinois (6)
9. Mississippi State (7)
10. Florida (10)

Men’s Division I Top 10 Singles Rankings April 17, 2018
1. Martin Redlicki, UCLA (1)
2. William Blumberg, North Carolina (2)
3. Nuno Borges, Mississippi St (3)
4. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio St (4)
5. Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest (5)
6. Borna Gojo, Wake Forest (7)
7. Patrick Kypson, Texas A&M (6)
8. Tom Fawcett, Stanford (8)
9. Ryotaro Matsumura, Kentucky (9)
10. Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M (10)

Men’s Division I Top 5 Doubles Rankings April 17, 2018
1. William Blumberg and Robert Kelly, North Carolina (1)
2. Petros Chrysochos and Skander Mansouri, Wake Forest (2)
3. Korey Lovett and Eero Vasa, Central Florida (3)
4. Johannes Ingildsen and Alfredo Perez, Florida (5)
5. Guillermo Nunez and Alex Rybakov, TCU (6)

1 comments:

TCU Jumps to # 6 said...

The latest ITA Div 1 Men's Tennis Rankings, April 17, 2018, has the top 5 teams remaining the same as last week. The Biggest Jump in the Top Ten was by TCU going from # 9 to # 6, having defeated Oklahoma and Oklahoma Stae last weekend. Congrats to the Frogs!