SKILLMAN, NJ – The top-ranked team, singles player and doubles pair all remained the same as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Tuesday.
California, a perfect 13-0 on the season, is the No. 1-ranked team, while North Carolina’s Hayley Carter is the top-ranked player in both singles and doubles (along with partner Whitney Kay).
The state of Florida saw two of its teams move into the Top 10, as the Miami Hurricanes out of the ACC climbed from No. 12 to No. 6, while the Florida Gators out of the SEC rose from No. 13 to No. 7.
Golden Bears Stay Atop The Charts
California continues to roll through the 2016 season, and last Saturday, recorded a statement non-conference win. Hosting then-No. 5 Pepperdine, the Golden Bears won the match by a 7-0 count. California hosts No. 65 Utah and Colorado in Pac-12 competition this week.
Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
SEC (4) – 8
-Georgia (3); Vanderbilt (5); Florida (7); South Carolina (8); LSU (15); Auburn (16); Texas A&M (17); Kentucky (23)
ACC (3) – 7
-North Carolina (4); Miami (FL) (6); Duke (10); Virginia (12); Wake Forest (14); Georgia Tech (22); Clemson (25)
Pac-12 (1) – 3
-California (1); Arizona State (19); Stanford (20)
Big 12 – 3
-Texas Tech (13); Oklahoma State (18); Kansas (24)
Big Ten (2) – 2
-Ohio State (2); Michigan (9)
Missouri Valley Conference – 1
-Wichita State (21)
West Coast Conference – 1
#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week
In its lone match of the week, TCU took down its third ranked opponent in a month, and this one was the biggest to date. The Horned Frogs opened Big 12 Conference play at then-No. 11 Texas Tech and walked out of Lubbock, Texas, with a 4-0 win. The victory propelled TCU from No. 67 to No. 30 in this week’s rankings.
Carter Continues To Stake Claim To No. 1 Ranking In Singles And Doubles
North Carolina’s Hayley Carter sits at No. 1 in both singles and doubles for the second straight pair of national rankings. 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.
Miami (FL) and Florida each have a pair of players ranked in the singles Top 10. The Hurricanes’ Stephanie Wagner (No. 5) and Sinead Lohan (No. 6), check in just ahead of the Gators’ pair of Belinda Woolcock (No. 9) and Brooke Austin (No. 10).
Vanderbilt, meanwhile, has three players in the Top 25. Frances Altick (No. 17), Astra Sharma (No. 21) and Sydney Campbell (No. 25) help bring the number of SEC players in the Top 25 to eight, the most of any Division I conference.
Top 25 Singles Conference Breakdown
Top 10 teams in parenthesis
SEC (3) – 8
-Ellen Perez, Georgia (T-No. 7); Belinda Woolcock, Florida (No. 9); Brooke Austin, Florida (No. 10); Jasmine Lee, Mississippi State (No. 13); Frances Altick, Vanderbilt (No. 17); Joana Vale Costa (No. 19); Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (No. 21); Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 25)
ACC (4) – 6
-Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1); Danielle Collins, Virginia (No. 4); Stephanie Wagner, Miami (No. 5); Sinead Lohan, Miami (No. 6); Julia Elbaba, Virginia (No. 16); Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson (No. 20)
Pac-12 (1) – 6
-Maegan Manasse, California (T-No. 7); Klara Fabikova, California (No. 11); Catherine Harrison, UCLA (No. 18); Giuliana Olmos, USC (No. 22); Taylor Davidson, Stanford (No. 23); Desirae Krawczyk, Arizona State (No. 24)
Big Ten (1) – 3
-Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (No. 3); Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan (No. 14); Brienne Minor, Michigan (No. 15)
Big 12 – 1
-Breaunna Addison, Texas (No. 12)
West Coast Conference (1) – 1
-Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (No. 2)
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. Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle of Stanford are No. 4, followed by Cal’s Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr at No. 6. UCLA’s Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips are No. 7 and USC’s Giuliana Olmos and Gabby Smith are No. 8.
Top 10 Doubles Conference Breakdown
Pac-12 – 4
-Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle, Stanford (No. 4); Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr, California (No. 6); Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips, UCLA (No. 7); Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith, USC (No. 8)
SEC – 3
-Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi, Kentucky (No. 3); Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan, Florida (No. 5); Courtney Colton/Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (No. 10)
ACC – 2
-Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter, North Carolina (No. 1); Stephanie Wagner/Wendy Zhang, Miami (FL) (No. 9)
Big Ten – 1
-Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, Ohio State (No. 2)
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.