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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Duke Women Move into Top Spot in ITA Team Rankings; Men’s Team Indoor Draw

A short post today, with intermittent power outages and no internet at the hotel due to an ice storm, but I wanted to note the new rankings this week and the Men’s ITA Team Indoor draw.

The Duke women took the No. 1 ranking from Stanford after the Blue Devils won the Women’s Team Indoor on Monday.  The new women’s Top 10, with previous ranking in parentheses:
1. Duke(10)
2. Stanford(1)
3. UCLA(4)
4. Cal(8)
5. Florida(2)
6. North Carolina(3)
7. Northwestern(16)
8. Georgia(4)
9. Southern Cal(6)
10. Virginia(14)

 In the individual rankings, Jamie Loeb of North Carolina took over the top spot in the women’s singles rankings, leapfrogging Robin Anderson of UCLA. The women’s Top 10:

1. Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
2. Robin Anderson, UCLA
3. Beatrice Capra, Duke
4. Julia Elbaba, Virginia
5. Kristie Ahn, Stanford
6. Silvia Garcia, Georgia
7. Lauren Herring, Georgia
8. Hayley Carter, North Carolina
9. Chanelle Van Nguyen, UCLA
10. Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State

Clay Thompson of UCLA retains the No. 1 spot in the men’s rankings, with the upcoming Team Indoor, which provides so many opportunities for ranked wins, still ahead.  The men’s Top 10:

1. Clay Thompson, UCLA
2. Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma
3. Mitchell Frank, Virginia
4. Axel Alvarez, Oklahoma
5. Marcos Giron, UCLA
6. Julian Lenz, Baylor
7. Ray Sarmiento, USC
8. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois
9. Patrick Pradella, Baylor
10. Gonzales Austin, Vanderbilt

The top-ranked men’s doubles team is Tennessee’s Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese, with Georgia Tech’s Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey taking over the No. 1 ranking on the women’s side.

For complete rankings, see the ITA rankings page.

I will not be in Houston for the Men’s Team Indoor, but I will be following it closely online. The draw is out, with the first round matches Friday as follows:

Virginia(1) v. Notre Dame(16)
California(8) v. Mississippi St.(9)
Georgia(4) v. Texas(13)
Ohio State(5) v. Florida(12)
Texas A&M(11) v. Baylor(6)
Tennessee(14) v. Southern Cal(3)
Illinois(10) v. Oklahoma(7)
UCLA(2) v. Duke(15)

See the ITA tournament page for the draw times and preview.


Russ said...

Heard from someone close to the duke team. They're stuck in Durham and it looks like they have to withdraw. ITA looking for a backup team.