SKILLMAN, NJ – With the national team rankings taking a break this week for the 2016 ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, the focus shifts back to the national singles and doubles rankings as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I men on Wednesday.
Koepfer Maintains Hold On No. 1 Singles Ranking
Tulane’s Dominik Koepfer has yet to drop a set in the spring season for the Green Wave. The senior has defeated USC’s Max de Vroome, Harvard’s Nicky Hu and Dartmouth’s Dovydas Sakinis; all three ranked players at the time Koepfer faced them. In addition to possessing the top singles ranking, Koepfer is also positioned in the Top 10 in doubles, as he and teammate Chi-Shan Jao are currently ranked No. 7.
Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
ACC (2) – 6
-Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (No. 2); Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech (No. 9); Joao Monteiro, Virginia Tech (No. 13); Benjamin Lock, Florida State (No. 15); Nicolas Alvarez, Duke (No. 17); Ronnie Schneider, North Carolina (No. 23)
Big Ten (2) – 6
-Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (No. 5); Jared Hiltzik, Illinois (No. 10); Aleks Vukic, Illinois (No. 12); Konrad Zieba, Northwestern (No. 14); Hugo Di Feo, Ohio State (No. 16); Herkko Pollanen, Ohio State (No. 18)
SEC (1) – 4
-Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M (No. 8); Elliott Orkin, Florida (No. 21); Wayne Montgomery, Georgia (No. 22); William Bushamuka, Kentucky (No. 25)
Big 12 (1) – 3
-Cameron Norrie, TCU (No. 6); Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (No. 11); Julian Lenz, Baylor (No. 19)
Pac-12 (2) – 2
-Tom Fawcett, Stanford (No. 3); Andre Goransson, California (No. 4)
American (2) – 2
-Dominik Koepfer, Tulane (No. 1); Roberto Cid, South Florida (No. 7)
West Coast Conference – 2
-Uros Petronijevic, San Diego (No. 20); Jordan Angus, San Diego (No. 24)
#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
Aleks Vukic of Illinois didn’t play in the fall season, but he’s made a big impact in the spring for Illinois, posting a 7-1 record while splitting time between the No.’s 1 and 2 positions. In the latest national singles rankings, moved from unranked to No. 12.
Gators Take Over No. 1 Spot In Doubles
Florida’s Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo have continued their momentum from the fall season into the spring, and after sitting at No. 3 in the Jan. 6 national rankings, the Gator duo jumped ahead of North Carolina’s Brett Clark and Robert Kelly and Texas Tech’s Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares (Watson and Hidalgo scored a 6-3 head-to-head victory over the Red Raiders duo on Jan. 24) to claim the nation’s No. 1 ranking.
Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
ACC – 3
-Brett Clark/Robert Kelly, North Carolina (No. 3); Mac Styslinger/Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (No. 4); Alex Lawson/Quentin Monaghan, Notre Dame (No. 6)
Big 12 – 2
-Hugo Dojas/Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (No. 2); Arjun Kadhe/Julian Cash, Oklahoma State (No. 5)
SEC – 1
-Gordon Watson-Diego Hidalgo, Florida (No. 1)
Big Ten – 1
-Matic Spec/Fleix Corwin, Minnesota (No. 10)
American – 1
-Dominik Koepfer/Chi-Shan Jao, Tulane (No. 7)
Atlantic Sun – 1
-Jack Findel-Hawkins/Yannick Zuern, North Florida (No. 8)
Mountain West – 1
-Hayden Sabatka/Bart Van Leijsen, New Mexico (No. 9)
Team Rankings Update
National team rankings for Division I men will resume on February 17.
About the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings
As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA administers the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings that are designed to track the top men's and women's teams, along with singles and doubles players in NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior Colleges and California Junior Colleges. For full rankings information, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/ResultsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.