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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Whittle Moves to No. 1 in ITA Division I Women's Rankings, Chrysochos and Wake Forest Remain Atop Latest Men's Rankings; Draws Revealed for Friday's Women's Team Indoor

Sophie Whittle of Gonzaga has been making history for her school for months now and can add another notable accomplishment, as she takes over the No. 1 position in the ITA Division I women's singles rankings released today.  Whittle, who won the ITA/Riviera All-American title in October, takes over from Katarina Jokic of Georgia, who lost to Ana Roman of South Florida in the Bulldogs first match of the Kick-off Weekend. These are the first individual rankings since last November.

NCAA singles champion Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest stays at No. 1 on the men's side, while the NCAA champion Wake Forest men also remain at the top of the rankings. There are no women's team rankings this week, with the Women's National Team Indoor Championships beginning Friday in Seattle.  The draws are out for the event, with Stanford, the NCAA champion, the top seed, followed by defending champion North Carolina, Duke and Vanderbilt.  The ITA preview is here.

The top 10 in singles and top 5 in doubles are below. The full list can be found by clicking on the link in the headings.

ITA Women's Division I Top 10 Singles Rankings, February 6, 2019
(Previous ranking in November in parentheses)
1. Sophie Whittle, Gonzaga (5)
2. Katarina Jokic, Georgia (1)
3. Fernanda Contreras, Vanderbilt (6)
4. Estela Perez-Somarriba, Miami (7)
5. Kate Fahey, Michigan (3)
6. Makenna Jones, North Carolina (2)
7. Alexa Graham, North Carolina (18)
8. Meible Chi, Duke (10)
9. Silvia Ambrosio, Purdue (19)
10. Marta Gonzalez, Georgia (14)

ITA Women's Division I Top 5 Doubles Rankings, February 6, 2019
1. Ashley Lahey and Evgeniya Levashova, Pepperdine (1)
2. Fernanda Navarro and Marie Leduc, Clemson (3)
3. Janet Koch and Nina Khmelnitckaia, Kansas (5)
4. Mia Horvit and Ingrid Gamarra Martins, South Carolina (11)
5. Cameron Morra and Makenna Jones, North Carolina (2)

ITA Men's Division I Top 10 Singles Rankings, February 6, 2019
1. Petros Chrysochos, Wake Forest (1)
2. JJ Wolf, Ohio State (3)
3. Thomas Laurent, Oregon (5)
4. Daniel Cukierman, USC (8)
5. Nuno Borges, Mississippi State (11)
6. Christian Sigsgaard, Texas (4)
7. Jan Zielinski, Georgia (2)
8. Alex Rybakov, TCU (14)
9. Nicolas Moreno De Alboran, UC Santa Barbara (6)
10. Axel Geller, Stanford (20)

ITA Men's Division I Top 5 Doubles Rankings, February 6, 2019
1. Henry Patten and Oli Nolan, UNC Asheville (2)
2. Jimmy Bendeck and Sven Lah, Baylor (3)
3. Johannes Ingildsen and Brian Berdusco, Florida (10)
4. Constant De La Bassetiere and Gabriel Nemeth, Penn State (1)
5. Fabian Fallert and Finn Reynolds, Ole Miss (5)

ITA Men's Division I Team Top 10, February 6, 2019
1. Wake Forest (1)
2. Ohio State (2)
3. Mississippi State (3)
4. Florida (4)
5. USC (5)
6. Texas (8)
7. UCLA (7)
8. North Carolina (6)
9. Baylor (10)
10. Stanford (9)


The Tennis Channel/USTA poll does have both men's and women's team rankings this week.  Below are the top 10, with the full lists available at usta.com. Previous week's ranking is in parentheses.
Men:
1. Wake Forest (1)
2. Ohio State (2)
3. USC (T3)
4. Mississippi State (T3) 
5. Florida (5)
6. Texas (8)
7. UCLA (6) 
8. Baylor( 10) 
9. North Carolina (7) 
10. Stanford (9)

Women:
1. Stanford (1) 
2. Duke (2) 
3. North Carolina (3) 
4. Georgia (6) 
5. UCLA (5)
6. Vanderbilt (4) 
7. Pepperdine (7) 
8. South Carolina (10) 
9. Texas (8) 
T10. Michigan (21) 
T10. NC State (19) 

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