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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Georgia's Quinn and North Carolina's Crawley No. 1 in ITA Singles Rankings After Conclusion of D-1 Fall Season; Four US Girls, One US Boy Advance to Quarterfinals at ITF J1 in Guadalajara; SoCal Pro Series Set to Return in January

The individual portion of the 2022-23 Division I season is over, and with the regional championships and two majors in the books there is certainly enough data to warrant a new set of rankings. (My September post containing the preseason rankings is here.) The two new No. 1s--Georgia freshman Ethan Quinn and North Carolina junior Fiona Crawley--are not surprising, with Quinn, the All-American champion, and Crawley, the All-American and Fall Nationals champion going undefeated in collegiate competition this fall. 

The preseason rankings looked much difference than those below, with both Eryn Cayetano and Stefan Dostanic of Southern Cal, falling from the No. 1 spots. Cayetano is down to 24 and Dostanic, who went 4-4 in the fall, tumbled to 79. Other Top 10 men dropping dramatically included former No. 6 Nikola Slavic of Mississippi, who is now at 99, former No. 9 Tyler Stice of Auburn, who is now at 66, and Cannon Kingsley of Ohio State, who went from No. 3 to out of the rankings. Gabriel Diallo of Kentucky, who was No. 2 in the preseason rankings, ended up not playing in any collegiate events this fall, so he is no longer ranked either.

In addition to Cayetano, three Top 10 women dropped out of the rankings: No. 4 Layne Sleeth of Oklahoma, No. 8 Georgia Drummy of Duke and No. 9 Carson Branstine of Texas A&M.

The complete list of of women's rankings is here; the men's rankings are here.

Men's singles:
1. Ethan Quinn*, Georgia
2. Nishesh Basavareddy*, Stanford
3. Eliot Spizzirri, Texas
4. Garrett Johns, Duke
5. JJ Tracy, Ohio State
6. Andrew Fenty, Michigan
7. Max Basing, Stanford
8. Jake Fearnley, TCU
9. Ryan Seggerman, North Carolina
10. Philip Henning, Georgia
11. Michael Zheng*, Columbia
12. Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc, Florida State
13. Siem Woldeab, Texas
14. Joshua Lapadat, Kentucky
15. Toby Samuel, South Carolina
16. Ondrej Styler, Michigan
17. Sebastian Dominko*, Notre Dame
18. Ronnie Hohmann, LSU
19. Jonas Ziverts, Arizona
20. Gavin Young, Michigan


Men's doubles:
1. Toby Samuel and Connor Thomson, South Caroline
2. Andrew Lutschaunig and JJ Tracy, Ohio State
3. Finn Bass and Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi, Baylor
4. Sander Jong and Lui Maxted, TCU
5. Berk Bugarikj and Patrik Trhac, Utah
6. Alan Magadan and Sebastian Rodriguez, Texas-San Antonio
T7. Edoardo Graziani and Kevin Zhu, Penn
T7. Cleeve Harper and Eliot Spizzirri, Texas
9. Natan Rodrigues and Fabien Salle, Louisville
10. Tanapatt Nirundorn and Togan Tokac, Florida

Women's Singles:
1. Fiona Crawley, North Carolina
2. Madison Sieg*, Southern California
3. Chloe Beck, Duke
4. Daria Frayman, Princeton
5. Abbey Forbes, North Carolina
6. Sarah Hamner, South Carolina
7. Kylie Collins, LSU
8. Carson Tanguilig, North Carolina
9. Mary Stoiana, Texas A&M
10. Carol Lee, Georgia Tech
11. Connie Ma, Stanford
12. Janice Tjen, Pepperdine
13. Alana Smith, NC State
14. Alexa Noel, Miami
15. Sydni Ratliff, Ohio State
16. Jessica Alsola, Cal
17. Snow Han, Southern California
18. Anika Yarlagadda, North Carolina
19. Lea Ma, Georgia
20. Ayana Akli, South Carolina


Women's Doubles:
1. Fiona Crawley and Carson Tanguilig, North Carolina
2. Jaedan Brown and Kari Miller, Michigan
3. Elaine Chervinsky and Natasha Subhash, Virginia
4. Savannah Broadus and Janice Tjen, Pepperdine
5. Maiko Mchijimia and Jamie Wei, Temple
6. Adel-Byanu Abidullina and Eliza Askarova, Delaware
7. Anastasiya Komar and Nikita Vishwase, LSU
8. Nell Miller and Amelia Rajecki, NC State
9. Patricija Spaka and Domenika Turkovic, Arizona State
10. Carolyn Ansari and Ariana Arseneault, Auburn

The quarterfinals are set for the ITF J1 this week in Guadalajara Mexico, with half of the final eight in the girls draw from the United States. No. 3 seed Kaitlin Quevedo, who has had such an outstanding fall on the ITF Women's Pro Circuit, is no surprise, and the 16-year-old has lost only nine games in her first three victories. Ava Krug, the No. 9 seed, had not played since the US Open Juniors, but she is through to the quarterfinals, after reaching the final of the J1 in College Park in August. The other two American girls in the quarterfinals are unseeded: 15-year-old Victoria Osuigwe, Whitney's sister, and 17-year-old Arina Oreshchenkova, who last week signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Texas Tech in 2023.

Oreshchenkova defeated No. 2 seed Amelie Smejkalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 in the second round yesterday and No. 13 seed Isabelle Lacy of Great Britain 7-5, 7-6(3) in today's round of 16. 

Krug takes on top seed Ella Mcdonald of Great Britain next; Quevedo faces Osuigwe, and Oreshchenkova play No. 12 seed Yoana Konstantinova of Bulgaria. Konstantinova defeated No. 5 seed Theadora Rabman 6-1, 6-4 today.

The only US boys remaining is No. 4 seed Cooper Williams. The 17-year-old defeated No. 14 seed Patrick Schoen of Switzerland 7-5, 6-1 today and will face No. 6 seed Danil Panarin of Russia in the quarterfinals. 

I hope you've noticed the new advertisement on the left that promotes the USTA Southern California SoCal Pro Circuit, which is returning in January of 2023 after a successful inaugural series this summer. The first two events of the year will be on the Pepperdine campus in Malibu January 2-8, 2023. A pre-qualifying event for those residing or attending college in Southern California is being held next month at Lakewood Tennis Center. For more details on that, click on the banner to the left. 

For much more on the upcoming tournaments in Malibu, see this release from press aide Steve Pratt. 


College Fan said...

It’s a bit harsh to disregard Diallo in the updated rankings and ignore his performance this fall. I understand not ranking someone who sits out, but, in this day and age, to not account for a guy closing in on the ATP top 200 seems short sighted. Yes, it’s always been done that way. Does that make it, right? You could group all college players in a tournament anywhere in the world (as of today) and Diallo would be the #1 seed. Except if it’s an ITA/NCAA event and then he would be unseeded and could potentially draw Ethan Quinn in the first round. Why not at least figure out a way to incorporate one’s ATP ranking into the early ITA rankings. heading into the team season. It’s more significant since so many spring matches are DNF now. Once upon a time teams played our singles in dual matches and only stopped matches in team tournaments when a clinch occurred. Nowadays, it seems like nearly all duals end once the match clinched, so numerous individual matches end DNF. How is that helpful for rankings, especially for guys high in the lineup. Yes, I understand the injury risk. But, these top guys especially are here to play matches. Coaches and players know who the top players are. The rankings should help the casual fan to understand it as well.