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SKILLMAN, NJ – Defending national champions Vanderbilt, Clemson’s Joana Eidukonyte and Kentucky’s Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi all hold down the top positions in the team, singles and doubles national rankings as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the updated Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for Division I women on Tuesday.

Commodores Claim Top Spot
Defending national champion Vanderbilt enters the 2016 spring season where they left off a year ago, in the No. 1 position. The Commodores were well-represented in the 2015 fall campaign, with Frances Altick, ranked No. 15 in the nation in singles, reaching the quarterfinals at the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, and Sydney Campbell and Courtney Colton doing the same in doubles at the 2015 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships. Campbell and Colton, ranked No. 11 nationally, advanced to the semifinals at the inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters.

Top 25 Teams Conference Breakdown

Top 10 teams in parenthesis
SEC (4) – 8
    -Vanderbilt (1), Florida (3), Georgia (T-4), Texas A&M (10), Alabama (15), LSU (21), Kentucky (24), Mississippi (25)
ACC (2) – 6
    -North Carolina (T-4), Virginia (7), Miami (FL) (13), Duke (16), Clemson (20), Georgia Tech (23)
Pac-12 (4) – 4
    -USC (2), California (6), Stanford (8), UCLA (9)
Big 12 – 4
    -Baylor (11), Oklahoma State (12), Texas Tech (17), TCU (22)
Big Ten – 2
    -Michigan (14), Ohio State (18)
West Coast Conference – 1
    -Pepperdine (19)

Eidukonyte Enters Spring Season No. 1 In The Nation
Clemson’s Joana Eidukonyte parlayed a solid fall season into the nation’s No. 1 ranking. The senior, from Lithuania, reached the finals of the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championship, and the semifinals of the inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters.

Di Lorenzo Makes An Early Statement

Ohio State freshman Francesca Di Lorenzo finds herself ranked No. 2 in the nation, thanks to a victory at the 2015 NIIC (she was the USTA wildcard entry) in November. Di Lorenzo, who was the top-ranked Freshman/Newcomer in the fall preseason rankings, played her way into the main draw at the 2015 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships and reached the Round of 32.

#OracleITARankings Big Mover Of The Week

Frances Altick of Vanderbilt, who moved up from No. 49 in the preseason rankings to No. 15 in this week’s release. Altick won the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional title, earning her a spot in the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. At the NIIC, Altick won her opening two matches before falling in the quarterfinal round. She also garnered a place in the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American main draw, thanks to winning three qualifying-round contests.

California, Miami (FL) and Virginia all have a pair of players in the Top 10 of the national singles rankings. Maegan Manasse (No. 5) and Klara Fabikova (No. 10) for the Golden Bears, Danielle Collins (No. 4) and Julia Elbaba (No. 8) for the Cavaliers and Sinead Lohan (No. 7) and Stephanie Wagner (No. 9) for the Hurricanes.

Singles Top 25 Conference Breakdown
Top 10 players in parenthesis
SEC (1) – 9
    -Belinda Woolcock, Florida (3); Brooke Austin, Florida (11); Ellen Perez, Georgia (12); Jasmine Lee, Mississippi State (13); Frances Altick, Vanderbilt (15); Caroline Brinson, Georgia (22); Joana Vale Costa, LSU (23); Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (24); Kourtney Keegan, Florida (25)
ACC (6) – 7
    -Joana Eidukonyte, Clemson (1); Danielle Collins, Virginia (4); Hayley Carter, North Carolina (6); Sinead Lohan, Miami (FL) (7); Julia Elbaba, Virginia (8); Stephanie Wagner, Miami (FL) (10); Yolimar Ogando, Miami (FL) (21)
Pac-12 (2) – 4
    -Maegan Manasse, Cal (5); Klara Fabikova, Cal (10); Catherine Harrison, UCLA (18); Taylor Davidson, Stanford (20)
Big Ten (1) – 3
    -Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (2); Ronit Yurovsky, Michigan (17); Brienne Minor, Michigan (19)
Big 12 – 1
    -Breaunna Addison, Texas (16)
West Coast Conference – 1
    -Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (14)

Wildcats’ Winning Pair
Kentucky’s Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi were a dominant team all fall, and have moved up from a No. 9 preseason ranking to the nation’s top spot entering spring play. The Wildcats duo of reached the finals of the inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters event and the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, where they qualified by claiming the Ohio Valley Regional title.

Doubles Top 10 Conference Breakdown

Pac-12 – 3
    -Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr, Cal (3); Giuliana Olmos/Gabby Smith, USC (4); Taylor Davidson/Caroline Doyle, Stanford (10)
Big Ten – 2
    -Anna Sanford/Miho Kowase, Ohio State (6); Maddie Lipp/Alex Chatt, Northwestern (7)
SEC – 2
    -Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi, Kentucky (1); Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan, Florida (5)
ACC – 1
    -Hayley Carter/Whitney Kay, North Carolina (2)
Big 12 – 1
    -Kelsey Laurente/Maria Alvarez, Oklahoma State (9)
West Coast Conference – 1
    -Luisa Stefani/Apichaya Runglerdkriangkriangkrai, Pepperdine (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/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings.htm.