Florida's Lauren Embree #1 in Women's Singles
SKILLMAN, NJ: Courtesy of the ITA (Mar. 26) – Another week of collegiate tennis is in the books and to no surprise the Virginia men and the North Carolina women are the top teams in the ITA College Tennis Rankings again. The Virginia men completed another flawless week of matches, registering ACC wins over Duke and North Carolina, while, the women of North Carolina tallied a conference win against North Carolina State and picked up a victory over No. 11 Northwestern.
ITA Division I Men's Rankings | ITA Division I Women's Rankings
For the fourth straight ranking period, Virginia’s Alex Domijan checked-in as the No. 1 singles player in the country, while, Duke’s doubles pair of Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler claimed the top spot in the doubles ranking. On the women’s side, Florida’s Lauren Embree sits atop the singles rankings for the third straight ranking period and USC’s Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria continue to lead the pack in doubles, owning the No. 1 spot for the sixth consecutive time this season.
Follow the Leader: For the men, following Virginia is (in order): USC, Georgia, UCLA, Tennessee, Pepperdine, Ohio State, Kentucky, Duke, and Ole Miss. On the women’s side, North Carolina is followed by Florida, Texas A&M, UCLA, Georgia, USC, Duke, Alabama, Miami (Florida), and Michigan.
Conference Count: Men’s Top 25: SEC – 9; ACC – 4; Big 12 & Pac-12 – 3; Big Ten – 2; Conference USA, Ivy League, Missouri Valley, & WCC – 1. Once again, the SEC has four men’s teams inside the Top 10, while the ACC and the Pac-12 each have two. Women’s Top 25: SEC – 7; Pac-12 – 5; ACC & Big Ten – 4; Big 12 – 3; Big East & Conference USA – 1. The SEC has also landed four women’s teams in the Top 10, along with three squads from the ACC and two from the Pac-12.
Double-Dip: A total of 11 schools have both their men’s and women’s programs ranked inside the Top 25. Duke, Georgia, UCLA, and USC find both their men’s and women’s teams inside the Top 10 this week.
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