Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:06

ITA Final Fall Singles/Doubles Rankings - Women's Edition

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The final women's singles rankings of the fall are out and the top three players are from the unlikely locales of Kansas, Florida Atlantic, and Florida International. Kansas junior Anastasia Rychagova, who won the consolation draw at the All-Americans, jumped from No. 35 to No. 1 after picking up nine ranked wins including three over top 10 opponents. Rychagova becomes the first Kansas player to ever hold the top spot in the singles ranking. 

Florida Atlantic sophomore Aliona Bolsova moved up from No. 30 to No. 2 after making the finals at the All-Americans. Bolsova picked up six ranked wins in her run from the qualifying draw to the final. Florida International senior Andrea Lazaro moved up from No. 29 to No. 3 after winning the National Fall Championships. Lazaro's six wins at Indian Wells all came over top 25 opponents plus she added three additional ranked wins en route to making the semifinals at the All-Americans. 

Duke's Samantha Harris and Kelly Chen are the top ranked doubles team after going 9-2 (seven ranked wins) with semifinals showings at both of the fall majors. The second ranked doubles team is also from Duke with the All-American doubles champs Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy claiming that spot after going 8-2 (five ranked wins). According to Duke's release this is the first time that the top two spots in the doubles rankings have belonged to the same school since Stanford did it in 1990. 

North Carolina and UCLA both had five ranked singles players while Duke, Kansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Pepperdine, and Stanford had four. Baylor, Cal, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Texas, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt had three ranked players. 

The SEC (24) and the ACC (23) had the most ranked players while the Pac-12 (20) and the Big 12 (18) weren't too far behind. The West Coast Conference (7) and the Ivy League (6) were the top conferences outside the Power 5. 

Florida senior Anna Danilina and Florida Atlantic sophomore Aliona Bolsova had the top Universal Tennis Ratings at 12.06 and 12.05 respectively.  

There were 27 freshmen ranked with UNC's Alle Sanford (9), Georgia's Katarina Jokic (12), and Stanford's Michaela Gordon (13) inside the top 20. 

Northwestern had five doubles teams ranked in the top 60, North Carolina had four, and Arizona State, Arkansas, and Ole Miss had three each. 

The google doc has the rankings broken down by UTR, school, conference, and year. For easier viewing you can click here



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