MEN’S RANKINGS/WOMEN’S RANKINGS
SKILLMAN, NJ – Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis national rankings for the Junior/Community College division on Thursday, and ASA Miami sits atop the team rankings for both men and women.
In the men’s Top 10, Tyler Junior College jumped over Seminole State College into the No. 2 position, with Seminole occupying Tyler’s former spot at No. 3. Collin College is the lone new entry to the Top 10, moving up two spots from No. 11 to No. 9.
Guy Iradukunda of Seminole State College is the new No. 1-ranked singles player, taking over the top spot from Tyler Junior College’s Ferran Calvo, who fell just one position to No. 2. Iradukunda was No. 4 back in November 2015’s rankings. Three players that were not ranked in November are now in the Top 10, with Osni Junior of Laredo at No. 5, Carlos Anez Diaz of Seward at No. 6 and Elvyn Nguyen of ABAC at No. 9.
Men’s doubles also saw an unranked team make a big move, this time going all the way to the top of the rankings. ASA Miami’s Callum Polland-Smith and Federico Gomez comprise the nation’s new No. 1 doubles team, and are one of eight new entries to the Top 10, with all eight being previously unranked teams. The former No. 1 team of Iradukunda and Ismael Mzai of Seminole State are now No. 2, followed by Tyler Junior College’s Calvo and Enrique Pardo at No. 3, down one spot from the fall.
In the women’s Top 10, ASA Miami, Tyler Junior College and Seminole State College remain in the No.’s 1-3 spots, with the State College of Florida rising three positions to No. 4, and Cowley advancing four places to No. 9. Mesa Community College enters the Top 10, moving up three places to No. 9.
Maria Medina of the State College of Florida is the new No. 1-ranked player in the nation, jumping up eight spots from the fall rankings. Former No. 1, Macarena Olivares of ASA Miami, is No. 2, while Gabrielle Andrews of Tyler Junior college is No. 3. Sarah Frendo of Cowley (No. 8) and Thalita Rodrigues of Seward (No. 10) each went from unranked to the Top 10.
Medina also holds the No. 1 ranking in doubles, along with teammate Iulia Sergheeva. The State College of Florida duo went from No. 6 to No. 1 in the rankings. Four unranked teams cracked the Top 10, with Tyler Junior College’s Montana Moore and Gabrielle Andrews the best of the bunch at No. 3.
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.
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