SKILLMAN, NJ – Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Tuesday, and while the top-ranked team and singles player remain unchanged, there’s a new team atop the doubles rankings.
Kentucky’s Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi returned to the No. 1 ranking in doubles for the first time since Jan. 5. The duo, who were No. 2 last week, has won their last 11 matches, including eight versus ranked opponents.
Cal Drops Its First Match Of The Season, Remains No. 1
The Golden Bears suffered their first loss of the 2016 dual-match season on April 16, falling 4-3 on the road to then-No. 17 (now No. 13) Stanford. California finished the regular season with a 19-1 record, including a 7-1 mark in Pac-12 Conference play.
Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
SEC (3) – 9
- Florida (3); Georgia (4); Vanderbilt (5); South Carolina (11); Auburn (12); Texas A&M (18); LSU (20); Mississippi State (21); Kentucky (23)
ACC (3) – 5
-North Carolina (2); Miami (FL) (7); Duke (8); Georgia Tech (15); Virginia (16)
Pac-12 (1) – 5
-California (1); Stanford (13); USC (19); Arizona State (22); UCLA (25)
Big 12 – 3
- Oklahoma State (14); Texas Tech (17); Texas (24)
Big Ten (2) – 2
-Ohio State (6); Michigan (10)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
Stanford became the first team to defeat No. 1-ranked California this season, topping the Golden Bears 4-3 at home on April 16, and moved from No. 17 to No. 13 in the national team rankings. The Cardinal win, combined with USC’s 4-1 victory over UCLA on April 17, sets up a winner-take-all match on Wednesday for the Pac-12 Championship. The teams will square off in Ojai, California, site of the 2016 Pac-12 Tennis Championships, prior to the start of the tournament (women play singles and doubles only).
ACC Players One-Two In Singles
North Carolina’s Hayley Carter and Virginia’s Danielle Collins sit in the No.’s 1 and 2 positions in the current national singles ranking. Carter, who has held the top spot since March 8, has won her last 13 matches, including a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Collins back on March 4.
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 players in parenthesis
SEC (3) – 10
-Ellen Perez, Georgia (No. 3); 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); Andie Dikosavljevic, Auburn (No. 20); Yuliya Lysa, Arkansas (No. 21); Joana Vale Costa, LSU (No. 22); Saska Gavrilovska, Texas A&M (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. 16); Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson (No. 23)
Pac-12 – 4
-Maegan Manasse, California (No. 11); 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. 4); Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan (No. 15); Brienne Minor, Michigan (No. 18)
Big 12 (1) – 1
-Breaunna Addison, Texas (No. 10)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
-Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (No. 5)
Kentucky Scratches Its Way Back Atop Doubles Rankings
As mentioned above, Kentucky’s Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi returned to the No. 1 national ranking in doubles, thanks to the duo’s current 11-match win streak. Former No. 1, Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter of North Carolina, saw their own 11-match win streak come to a close with a pair of defeats last week. Kay and Carter are now No. 4 in the rankings.
Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
Pac-12 – 4
- Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr, California (No. 2); Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle, Stanford (No. 5); Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (No. 6); Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith, USC (No. 7)
ACC – 3
-Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 4); Stephanie Wagner/Wendy Zhang, Miami (FL) (No. 9); Kendal Woodard/Paige Hourigan, Georgia Tech (No. 10)
SEC – 2
-Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi, Kentucky (No. 1); Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan, Florida (No. 3)
Big Ten – 1
-Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, Ohio State (No. 8)
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.