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– Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Tuesday, and for the third straight set of rankings, there’s no changes to the top-ranked team, singles player and doubles pair.

California, 19-0 on the season, sits at No. 1 in the team rankings, while North Carolina’s Hayley Carter is the No. 1-ranked singles player, and also part of the top-ranked doubles team with teammate Whitney Kay.

Golden Bears Keep No. 1 Ranking
California traveled to the state of Washington last week and scored a pair of Pac-12 Conference wins, 6-1 over Washington State and 7-0 versus Washington. The Golden Bears play at No. 17 Stanford at Noon, PT, on April 16. Cal slipped past the Cardinal in a non-conference meeting on April 3, 4-3.

Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown

Top 10 teams in parenthesis

SEC (3) – 9
    -Georgia (3); Florida (4); Vanderbilt (6); South Carolina (11); Auburn (12); LSU (18); Texas A&M (19); Kentucky (0); Mississippi State (24)
ACC (3) – 5
    -North Carolina (2); Miami (FL) (7); Duke (8); Virginia (13); Georgia Tech (16)
Pac-12 (1) – 5
    -California (1); Stanford (17); USC (21); Arizona State (22); UCLA (23)
Big 12 – 3
    -Texas Tech (14); Oklahoma State (15); Texas (25)
Big Ten (2) – 2
    -Ohio State (5); Michigan (9)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
    -Pepperdine (10)

#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
The University of Pennsylvania recorded two Ivy League wins versus ranked opponents last week, topping then-No. 63 Harvard 4-3 and then-No. 52 Dartmouth 5-2. The wins vaulted the Quakers from No. 74 to No. 52 in the national rankings. Penn hosts Cornell at 1 p.m. ET, on April 15, and plays at Columbia at 1 p.m. ET, on April 17, to close out the regular season.

Carter Continues To Stake Claim To No. 1 Ranking In Singles And Doubles
North Carolina’s Hayley Carter continues to occupy the No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles. Carter is the first Division I women’s tennis player to hold the No. 1 ranking simultaneously in singles and doubles since Stanford’s Nicole Gibbs did so at the end of the 2012 season. In doubles, Carter teams up with Whitney Kay, and the Tar Heel tandem have only suffered three losses this season and were the winners of the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship.

SEC and ACC players make up 16 of the Top 25 players in the singles ranking, with the SEC topping all conferences with 10 representatives.

Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis

SEC (3) – 10
    -Ellen Perez, Georgia (No. 4); Brooke Austin, Florida (No. 7); Belinda Woolcock, Florida (No. 9); Frances Altick, Vanderbilt (No. 13); Jasmine Lee, Mississippi State (No. 14); Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 19); Joana Vale Costa, LSU (No. 20); Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (No. 21); Arianne Hartono, Mississippi (No. 22); Andie Dikosavljevic, Auburn (No. 25)
ACC (4) – 6
    -Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1); Danielle Collins, Virginia (No. 2); Stephanie Wagner, Miami (No. 6); Sinead Lohan, Miami (No. 8); Julia Elbaba, Virginia (No. 15); Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson (No. 23)
Pac-12 (1) – 4
    -Maegan Manasse, California (No. 10); Klara Fabikova, California (No. 12); Catherine Harrison, UCLA (No. 17); Giuliana Olmos, USC (No. 24)
Big Ten (1) – 3
    -Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (No. 3); Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan (No. 16); Brienne Minor, Michigan (No. 18)
Big 12 – 1
    -Breaunna Addison, Texas (No. 11)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
    -Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (No. 5)

Quartet Of Pac-12 Teams Highlights Top 10 Doubles Rankings
As mentioned above, North Carolina’s Kay and Carter continue to sit atop the national doubles rankings. The Pac-12 has the most Top 10 teams of any Division I Conference with four.

Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown

Pac-12 – 4
    - Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr, California (No. 3); Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle, Stanford (No. 4); Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (No. 5); Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith, USC (No. 8)
SEC – 2
    -Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi, Kentucky (No. 2); Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan, Florida (No. 5)
ACC – 2
    -Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1); Stephanie Wagner/Wendy Zhang, Miami (FL) (No. 8)
Big Ten – 1
    -Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, Ohio State (No. 7)
Big 12 – 1
    -Blair Shankle/Kiah Generette, Baylor (No. 10)

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.