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Big Wins Keep Stanford, Virginia atop Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings
 


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SKILLMAN, N.J. - With the ITA Team Indoor Championships just a week away, the Virginia men and Stanford women continue their hold on the No. 1 spot since the start of the 2011 spring season.

After blanking Maryland to open conference play, the top-ranked Virginia men's tennis team took on its highest ranked opponent of the season, but posted another 7-0 victory as it downed No. 12 Kentucky Saturday night. The victory extended the Cavaliers' school-record home winning streak to 82 matches. Virginia also avenged last season's 4-3 loss at Kentucky, the Cavaliers' only regular season loss since 2007.

Meanwhile, in a key early-season battle between two of the nation's top teams, No. 1 Stanford jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 5-2 victory over No. 4 UCLA on Saturday afternoon, extending Stanford's NCAA-record home winning streak to an unthinkable 168 consecutive matches (136 regular season, 32 NCAA Tournament)- a streak that spans nearly 12 seasons and is recognized as the longest active home winning streak among all sports in Division I athletics. The Cardinal has not lost at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium since a 5-4 setback against No. 4 California back on Feb. 27, 1999.

Follow the Leader:
For the men, following Virginia is (in order): USC, Tennessee, Ohio State, Texas, UCLA, Florida, Stanford, Baylor and Texas A&M. On the women's side, Stanford is followed by: Florida, Baylor, North Carolina, California, Duke, UCLA, Michigan, Clemson and Miami (FL).

Conference Count: Men's Top 25:Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC - 5; ACC - 4; Big Ten - 3; Big East - 2 and West Coast - 1. Five different conferences placed at least one team in the top 10, with the Big 12 and Pac-10 leading the way with three teams each featured in the top 10 spots. Women's Top 25:ACC - 7; Pac-10 and SEC - 6; Big 12 - 3; Big Ten - 2 and Big East - 1. Four different conferences placed at least one team in the top 10, with the ACC and Pac-10 reeling in three schools apiece, led by three schools from California all appearing in the top 7.

Twice as Nice: A record 18 schools had both their men's and women's programs ranked inside this the Campbell/ITA Top 25 Rankings this week. The Notre Dame men join the Oklahoma and Virginia women as newcomers to the top 25 this week.
 

TEAM

MEN

WOMEN

Baylor

9

3

California

18

5

Duke

14

6

Florida

7

2

Georgia

11

12

Georgia Tech

21

14

Michigan

22

8

Mississippi

17

16

North Carolina

19

4

Notre Dame

25

13

Oklahoma

24

24

Stanford

8

1

Tennessee

3

11

Texas

5

22

UCLA

6

7

USC

2

17

Virginia

1

25

Washington

23

23


The Battle in Seattle:
The University of Washington will host the 37th annual ITA Men's Team Indoor Championship at the Nordstrom Tennis Center and Seattle Sports Club. Duke, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC and Washington look to knock off the three-time defending champion Virginia Cavaliers.

On the Way to UVA: The University of Virginia will host the 24th annual Championship at the Boar's Head Sports Club, located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), Michigan, North Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia and Washington aim to dethrone Northwestern, the two-time defending champs. 

Coming Up Next: The 2011 Campbell/ITA Team Rankings continue next Monday, February 14th, and will be used for seeding the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The singles and doubles rankings will also begin next week and will continue to be published every other week for the rest of the season.

 

Campbell/ITA Rankings

2/3/10

Campbell/ITA Rankings

2/3/10

Division I Men's Top 25

Rank

Division I Women's Top 25

Rank

1. Virginia

1

1. Stanford

1

2. USC

2

2. Florida

2

3. Tennessee

3

3. Baylor

3

4. Ohio State

4

4. North Carolina

5

5. Texas

5

5. California

8

6. UCLA

6

6. Duke

6

7. Florida

7

7. UCLA

4

8. Stanford

8

8. Michigan

7

9. Baylor

9

9. Clemson

9

10. Texas A&M

10

10. Miami (FL)

10

11. Georgia

11

11. Tennessee

11

12. Kentucky

12

12. Georgia

16

13. Louisville

13

13. Notre Dame

12

14. Duke

14

14. Georgia Tech

13

15. Texas Tech

15

15. Florida State

17

16. Illinois

16

16. Ole Miss

18

17. Mississippi

17

17. USC

19

18. California

18

18. Vanderbilt

20

19. North Carolina

19

19. Northwestern

23

20. Pepperdine

20

20. Arizona State

22

21. Georgia Tech

22

21. Arkansas

14

22. Michigan

23

22. Texas

21

23. Washington

25

23. Washington

15

24. Oklahoma

24

24. Oklahoma

31

25. Notre Dame

26

25. Virginia

26

 

Campbell/ITA College Tennis rankings can be found at www.itatennis.com.


 

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