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Mid-Week Recap: Top-Ranked UNC Tops Duke; Charlotte Clips Penn; UCF Over Tulane; New Rankings Released

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Wednesday afternoon brought us a top 3 showdown on the women's side with North Carolina hosting rival Duke. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 1 by the ITA and No. 2 by the USTA, jumped out to the early 1-0 lead on #3/#4 Duke after rolling to 6-2 win at both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. UNC added four opening sets in singles however the first match to finish came at No. 6 with Duke's Ellyse Hamlin winning convincingly 6-0, 6-1. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils that'd be the only point they'd muster because UNC's Sara Daavettila would make it 2-1 with a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 3 and Cameron Morra would up the lead to 3-1 with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 4. 

UNC senior Jessie Aney would close it out at No. 5, in the only match to go three sets, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win. 

“It was a disappointing loss for sure,” head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “Doubles was way too quick. We didn’t stick to our game plan. I think the momentum of doubles carried into singles. As of today, they are a better team than us. They’ve beaten us twice. Our girls have to learn from this. They have to play without fear and lay everything on the line. You get so few opportunities a year to play against teams who are ranked higher than you. Hopefully we can bounce back, stay motivated, have the right attitude and make the right choices. It starts this weekend against a really good Michigan team.”

#1 North Carolina 4, #3 Duke 1
Mar 06, 2019 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #5 Makenna Jones (NC) vs. #23 Kelly Chen (DU) 7-6 (7-5), 5-4, unfinished
2. #6 Alexa Graham (NC) vs. #18 Maria Mateas (DU) 6-4, 6-6 (0-1), unfinished
3. #14 Sara Daavettila (NC) def. #19 Meible Chi (DU) 6-4, 6-0
4. #20 Cameron Morra (NC) def. Kaitlyn McCarthy (DU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Jessie Aney (NC) def. Margaryta Bilokin (DU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
6. Ellyse Hamlin (DU) def. Alle Sanford (NC) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #9 Jessie Aney/Alexa Graham (NC) def. #24 Kaitlyn McCarthy/Ellyse Hamlin (DU) 6-2
2. #5 Makenna Jones/Cameron Morra (NC) vs. Meible Chi/Margaryta Bilokin (DU) 4-2, unfinished
3. Sara Daavettila/Alle Sanford (NC) def. Kelly Chen/Hannah Zhao (DU) 6-2
Match Notes:
Duke 10-2, 3-1; National ranking #3
North Carolina 17-1, 5-0; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,3,4,5)
T-2:36 A-225

 

Charlotte evened its record at 7-7 after upsetting No. 23 Penn 4-3. The 49ers won the doubles point and then took the top three spots in the singles lineup with Ignasi de Rueda clinching at No. 2 with a 0-6, 6-1, 7-5 win. The last time Charlotte had defeated a higher ranked opponent came all the way back in 2000 when they defeated No. 14 South Carolina.

Charlotte 4, #23 Penn 3
Mar. 6, 2019 at Charlotte, N.C. (Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex)
Singles Competition
1. #84 Luca Keist (CHA) def. #61 Kyle Mautner (PENN) 6-3, 7-5
2. Ignasi de Rueda (CHA) def. Edoardo Graziani (PENN) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5
3. Benjamin Wayand (CHA) def. Kevin Zhu (PENN) 6-4, 7-6
4. Dmitry Shatalin (PENN) def. C. Christoforou (CHA) 6-1, 6-3
5. Max Cancilla (PENN) def. Oliver Sec (CHA) 1-6, 6-4, 5-4
6. Jason Hildebrandt (PENN) def. A. Garcia Moreno (CHA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Doubles Competition
1. #26 Luca Keist/C. Christoforou (CHA) vs. Kyle Mautner/Dmitry Shatalin (PENN) 5-4, unfinished
2. Benjamin Wayand/Ignasi de Rueda (CHA) def. Kevin Zhu/Edoardo Graziani (PENN) 6-0
3. Oliver Sec/Leonardo Menezes (CHA) def. Jason Hildebrandt/Max Cancilla (PENN) 6-4
Match Notes:
Penn 11-4; National ranking #23
Charlotte 7-7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,2,3,6,1,5)

 

UCF won its sixth straight match and in the process handed Tulane its ninth straight loss after a 4-3 Knights win. UCF took the doubles point and added straight set wins from Bogdan Pavel and Juan Pablo Mazzuchi at No. 2 and No. 4 and freshman Trey Hilderbrand clinched with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win at No. 5. 

“We knew it would be a tough match,” said Director of Tennis John Roddick, “The final score ends up being 4-3, but we had a lot of opportunities to run that out a little bit. It would have been interestsing if some of those third sets had been played out in full. I’m proud of the team.”

#49 UCF 4, #42 Tulane 3
Mar 06, 2019 at Orlando, Fla (USTA National Campus)
Singles competition
1. Ewan Moore (TLN) def. #18 Gabriel Decamps (UCF) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 10-6
2. Bogdan Pavel (UCF) def. #72 Luis Erlenbusch (TLN) 6-1, 6-3
3. Hamish Stewart (TLN) def. #122 Alan Rubio (UCF) 6-3, 6-1
4. Juan Pablo Mazzuchi (UCF) def. Dane Esses (TLN) 6-3, 6-3
5. Trey Hilderbrand (UCF) def. Tyler Schick (TLN) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
6. Akos Kotorman (TLN) def. Mikhail Sokolovskiy (UCF) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Doubles competition
1. Bogdan Pavel/Trey Hilderbrand (UCF) vs. Tyler Schick/Ewan Moore (TLN) 6-6 (1-1), unfinished
2. Juan Pablo Mazzuchi/Gabriel Decamps (UCF) def. Luis Erlenbusch/Hamish Stewart (TLN) 6-3
3. Alan Rubio/Mikhail Sokolovskiy (UCF) def. Akos Kotorman/Tim Ruetzel (TLN) 6-4
Match Notes:
Tulane 4-8; National ranking #42
UCF 6-5; National ranking #49
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,4,5,6,1)
Weather: Cold and Windy
Official: Tammy Childs T-2:40 A-67

 

Other Notable Mid-Week Results

  • (M) #21 Arizona def. Middle Tennessee State 7-0 - Zona won 14 of 17 sets in singles 
  • (M) #35 NC State def. #23 Penn 7-0 - Pack rolled through dubs and at 5 & 6 while the top four singles matches with the distance
  • (W) Fresno State def. BYU 4-3 - Bulldogs came back from 3-1 down winning the last two matches at 1 & 6 singles by scores of 7-5 and 7-6(5) in the third

 

The newest rankings are out with the men's and women's top four remaining unchanged. I have the side-by-side charts of the ITA and USTA rankings below plus you can view the ITA team rankings from 26 to 50 and the rest of the singles and doubles rankings at this link

ITA MEN'S TOP 25   USTA MEN'S TOP 25
Rank Avg School Prv   Rnk Votes School Prv
1 91.20 Ohio State 1   1 300 Ohio State 1
2 70.58 Wake Forest 2   2 287 Wake Forest 2
3 65.29 Texas 3   3 276 Texas 3
4 62.78 Virginia 4   4 264 North Carolina 4
5 59.56 Baylor 7   5 250 Virginia 5
6 57.60 North Carolina 6   6 235 Stanford 6
7 56.67 Stanford 5   7 224 TCU 7
8 55.88 Columbia 9   8 212 Columbia 9
9 55.56 Florida 10   9 209 Florida 8
10 54.18 Mississippi State 8   10 195 Baylor 10
11 50.05 TCU 12   11 183 Mississippi State 11
12 41.61 Oregon 15   12 166 USC 11
13 41.50 Notre Dame 13   13 145 UCLA 14
14 41.07 Michigan 14   14 138 Michigan 16
15 40.35 Illinois 11   15 122 Oklahoma 18
16 39.85 Minnesota 17   16 117 Illinois 13
17 39.29 Alabama 20   17 99 Notre Dame 19
18 37.78 Oklahoma 24   18 86 Minnesota 20
19 35.16 USC 16   19 82 Tennessee 15
20 31.83 UCLA 23   20 67 Texas A&M 24
21 31.54 Arizona 22   21 60 Oregon 22
22 30.46 BYU 26   22 49 Florida State 17
23 29.49 Pennsylvania 27T   23 37 South Carolina 21
24 28.90 LSU 18   24 36 Alabama 25
25 28.37 Tennessee 19   25 31 LSU 23

 

ITA WOMEN'S TOP 25   USTA WOMEN'S TOP 25
Rank Avg School Prv   Rnk Votes School Prv
1 89.16 North Carolina 1   1 300 Georgia 1
2 85.28 Georgia 2   2 288 North Carolina 2
3 70.92 Duke 3   3 275 Stanford 3
4 62.35 Stanford 4   4 265 Duke 4
5 56.08 Vanderbilt 6   5 249 Vanderbilt 6
6 51.86 UCLA 5   6 234 Texas 7
7 48.04 Washington 22   7 218 South Carolina 8
8 47.94 Oklahoma State 8   8 216 Michigan 9
9 46.83 South Carolina 10   9 207 UCLA 5
10 45.32 Ohio State 14   10 196 Ohio State 10
11 44.42 NC State 11   11 177 Florida State 11
12 44.12 Kansas 7   12 153 Pepperdine 13
13 42.84 Northwestern 13   13 139 LSU 15
14 41.60 USC 32   14 127 NC State 14
15 40.52 LSU 12   15 122 Kansas 12
16 40.11 Texas 9   16 119 Oklahoma State 17
17 37.49 Florida State 15   17 93 Miami FL 18
18 37.19 Kentucky 25   18 75 Kentucky 21
19 36.48 Wake Forest 33   19 74 California 19
20 36.31 California 16   20 71 Virginia 16
21 35.86 Texas A&M 24   21 67 Washington 23
22 34.18 Michigan 21   22 53 Northwestern 22
23 33.98 Pepperdine 17   23 49 UCF 24
24 32.48 Old Dominion 29   24 41 USC NR
25 30.89 Virginia 20   25 27 Wake Forest NR

 

Rank Avg Player School Prv
1 71.88 JJ Wolf Ohio State 1
2 56.79 Petros Chrysochos Wake Forest 2
3 51.21 Nuno Borges Mississippi State 3
4 45.28 Christian Sigsgaard Texas 8
5 42.53 Thomas Laurent Oregon 7
6 41.83 Daniel Cukierman USC 11
7 38.95 Alex Rybakov TCU 6
8 38.50 Axel Geller Stanford 13
9 35.72 Yuya Ito Texas 12
10 33.89 Jan Zielinski Georgia 5
         
Rank Avg Player School Prv
1 66.85 Katarina Jokic Georgia 1
2 51.62 Estela Perez-Somarriba Miami (FL) 7
3 51.24 Fernanda Contreras Vanderbilt 3
4 49.51 Kate Fahey Michigan 8
5 48.00 Makenna Jones North Carolina 2
6 47.58 Alexa Graham North Carolina 5
7 41.86 Sophie Whittle Gonzaga 4
8 36.53 Christina Rosca Vanderbilt 9
9 35.41 Ingrid Gamarra Martins South Carolina 10
10 34.53 Elysia Bolton UCLA 11

 

Rank Avg Player Player School Prv
1 56.43 Henry Patten Oli Nolan UNC Asheville 1
2 51.27 Sven Lah Jimmy Bendeck Baylor 2
3 32.08 Niclas Braun Giovanni Oradini Mississippi State 6
4 31.86 Constant De La Bassetiere Gabriel Nemeth Penn State 7
5 30.70 Fabian Fallert Finn Reynolds Ole Miss 4
6 28.93 Parker Wynn Bjorn Thomson Texas Tech 8
7 28.05 Nuno Borges Strahinja Rakic Mississippi State 11
8 26.62 Kyle Seelig Alex Kobelt Ohio State 3
9 26.49 Johannes Ingildsen Brian Berdusco Florida 14
10 26.33 Jack Lin William Matheson Columbia 5
           
Rank Avg Player Player School Prv
1 52.53 Ashley Lahey Evgeniya Levashova Pepperdine 5
2 52.47 Janet Koch Nina Khmelnitckaia Kansas 3
3 49.34 Jessica Golovin Eden Richardson LSU 11
4 48.00 Fernanda Navarro Marie Leduc Clemson 1
5 47.93 Cameron Morra Makenna Jones North Carolina 4
6 46.47 Lauryn John-Baptiste Ilze Hattingh Arizona State 6
7 45.54 Mia Horvit Ingrid Gamarra Martins South Carolina 2
8 30.66 Kaitlin Staines Sadie Hammond Tennessee 9
9 29.76 Jessie Aney Alexa Graham North Carolina 16
10 29.56 Gabby Andrews Ayan Broomfield UCLA 8

 

*All quotes are from the respective school's recaps

**If there are two rankings listed the first ranking is the ITA ranking and the second is the USTA rankings

 

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