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Mid-Week Recap: Pepperdine Wins Top 10 Dual Over UCLA; UNC Blanks NCST; New Rankings Released; Slam Bracketology Is Out; College Tennis Ranks What If Feature

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The big match during the week took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon as eighth-ranked UCLA hosted ninth-ranked Pepperdine. The Bruins struck first by taking the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 but Pepperdine quickly tied it up with a 6-0, 6-0 win by Anastasia Iamachkine at No. 6. UCLA retook the lead with a straight set win by Elysia Bolton at No. 2 but Pepperdine added straight set wins by Jessica Failla and Daria Kuczer at No. 3 and No. 4 to go in front 3-2. UCLA's Jada Hart tied the match at 3-3 with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1 but Pepperdine's Dzina Milovanovic would win the decider at No. 5 singles 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. 

In men's action on Wednesday, No. 11 North Carolina defeated ACC rival No. 21 NC State 4-0. The Tar Heels took the doubles point and then added straight set wins in singles from William Blumberg, Brian Cernoch, and Bo Boyden at No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5. 

#9 Pepperdine 4, #8 UCLA 3
4/3/2019 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #41 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #45 Ashley Lahey (PEPP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. #21 Elysia Bolton (UCLA) def. #88 Adrijana Lekaj (PEPP) 6-4, 6-2
3. #81 Jessica Failla (PEPP) def. Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Daria Kuczer (PEPP) def. Alaina Miller (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
5. Dzina Milovanovic (PEPP) def. #98 Abi Altick (UCLA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
6. Anastasia Iamachkine (PEPP) def. Taylor Johnson (UCLA) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #7 Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) vs. #24 Jessica Failla/Anastasia Iamachkine (PEPP) 4-4, unfinished
2. #11 Elysia Bolton/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Daria Kuczer/Ashley Lahey (PEPP) 6-2
3. #49 Abi Altick/Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Adrijana Lekaj/Dzina Milovanovic (PEPP) 6-4
Match Notes:
Pepperdine 12-3; National ranking #9
UCLA 12-5; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,4,3,1,5)
T-3:10

 

"I'm very proud of my team," UNC coach Sam Paul said. "They had to step up and compete. We knew NC State would come at us with everything – they've got a very good team."

"I was happy with the way we competed in singles," said Paul, who also was pleased with his team's doubles play. "We had a couple of bad first sets but then we stepped it up. We'll learn some things from this match. It's a very good win for us."

#11 North Carolina 4, #21 NC State 0
Apr 03, 2019 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
Singles competition
1. #29 William Blumberg (UNC) def. #22 Alexis Galarneau (ST) 6-3, 7-5
2. #35 Benjamin Sigouin (UNC) vs. Tadas Babelis (ST) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), unfinished
3. Brian Cernoch (UNC) def. Igor Saveljic (ST) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
4. #104 Josh Peck (UNC) vs. Yannai Barkai (ST) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0, unfinished
5. Blaine Boyden (UNC) def. Robert Turzak (ST) 6-0, 6-2
6. Simon Soendergaard (UNC) vs. Georgiy Malyshev (ST) 0-6, 6-6 (2-4), unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #34 William Blumberg/Blaine Boyden (UNC) def. Michael Ogden/Alexis Galarneau (ST) 6-3
2. Brian Cernoch/Benjamin Sigouin (UNC) vs. Igor Saveljic/Ivan Saveljic (ST) 6-6 (3-4), unfinished
3. Simon Soendergaard/Mac Kiger (UNC) def. Tadas Babelis/Georgiy Malyshev (ST) 7-6 (7-3)
Match Notes:
NC State 14-8 (5-3 ACC); National ranking #21
North Carolina 14-4 (6-2 ACC); National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,3,1)

 

Other Results

  • (M) #8 Texas A&M won at #38 Kentucky 6-1
  • (M) #12 Stanford def. Cal Poly 4-0
  • (M) #35 Vanderbilt def. #37 LSU 5-2
  • (M) Utah def. San Francisco 4-0
  • (W) #3 South Carolina def. #49 Auburn 4-0
  • (W) #29 Texas Tech def. Baylor 5-2

 

Georgia and North Carolina remained at No. 1 and No. 2 in both the ITA and USTA Top 25 however South Carolina moved up to No. 3 in the ITA after defeating Texas A&M and LSU. 

Ohio State stayed at No. 1 on the men's side while Florida moved up to No. 2 on the men's side after wins over Texas A&M and LSU. 

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 at this link while the USTA's release is available here 

 

ITA WOMEN'S TOP 25   USTA WOMEN'S TOP 25
Rnk Avg School Prv   Rnk Votes School Prv
1 82.60 Georgia 1   1 250 Georgia 1
2 81.10 North Carolina 2   2 240 North Carolina 2
3 67.08 South Carolina 4   3 230 Stanford 3
4 64.70 Duke 3   4 220 Duke 4
5 63.72 Stanford 7   5 205 Pepperdine 5
6 55.80 Vanderbilt 5   6 198 South Carolina 6
7 53.78 Texas 6   7 190 Texas 7
8 51.20 UCLA 11   8 168 Vanderbilt 9
9 48.79 Pepperdine 8   9 167 Michigan 11
10 46.00 NC State 10   10 157 UCLA 10
11 45.26 USC 16   11 150 Ohio State 8
12 42.26 Oklahoma State 9   12 144 NC State 12
13 41.69 Florida State 20   13 127 Oklahoma State 13
14 39.20 Kansas 17   14 118 Florida State 15
15 39.05 Washington 13   15 92 Washington 16
16 38.41 Texas A&M 12   16 90 Kansas 18
17 38.20 Tennessee 18   17 77 Miami FL T19
18 38.19 Michigan 26   18 76 Virginia T19
19 36.89 California 15   19 61 USC 23
20 35.78 Virginia 27   20 58 UCF 21
21 35.52 Ohio State 19   21 56 Texas A&M 17
22 35.47 Wake Forest 14   22 54 Cal 14
23 34.92 Florida 31   23 38 Northwestern 24
24 34.19 UCF 21   24 24 Florida NR
25 33.41 Northwestern 24   25 23 Tennessee NR

 

ITA MEN'S TOP 25   USTA MEN'S TOP 25
Rnk Avg School Prv   Rnk Votes School Prv
1 74.71 Ohio State 1   1 248 Ohio State 1
2 73.29 Florida 2   2 238 Wake Forest 2
3 72.35 Wake Forest 3   3 232 Texas 3
4 71.60 Texas 4   4 222 Florida 4
5 63.91 Virginia 5   5 208 Virginia 5
6 59.49 Mississippi State 8   6 194 Baylor 9
7 58.08 Baylor 6   7 187 USC 10
8 57.57 Texas A&M 7   8 179 TCU 7
9 56.52 USC 12   9 171 North Carolina 8
10 54.21 TCU 9   T10 149 Mississsippi State 11
11 53.51 North Carolina 11   T10 149 Stanford 6
12 51.16 Stanford 10   12 138 UCLA 14
13 43.70 UCLA 19   13 136 Columbia 12
14 41.58 Tennessee 15   14 133 Texas A&M 13
15 40.61 Illinois 14   15 113 Oklahoma 15
16 38.86 Columbia 13   16 104 Illinois 16
17 34.73 Oklahoma 17   17 90 Tennessee 18
18 34.23 South Carolina 18   18 77 Michigan 20
19 33.93 Georgia 28   19 72 Georgia 22
20 32.62 Michigan 21   20 50 NC State 25
21 32.04 NC State 23   21 41 South Carolina 23
22 30.28 Notre Dame 16   22 32 Florida State 17
23 28.13 Texas Tech 29   23 17 Miami FL 19
24 28.13 Miami (FL) 22   24 14 Penn State NR
25 27.68 Ole Miss 34   25 11 Oregon 21

 

Rank Avg Player School Prv
1 68.00 JJ Wolf Ohio State 1
2 61.65 Nuno Borges Mississippi State 2
3 53.62 Petros Chrysochos Wake Forest 3
4 47.67 Alex Rybakov TCU 7
5 41.61 Yuya Ito Texas 9
6 41.20 Paul Jubb South Carolina 5
7 41.15 Christian Sigsgaard Texas 6
8 40.91 Thomas Laurent Oregon 4
9 39.15 Aleksandar Kovacevic Illinois 14
10 38.83 Carl Söderlund Virginia 11
         
Rank Avg Player School Prv
1 59.46 Katarina Jokic Georgia 1
2 52.26 Estela Perez-Somarriba Miami (FL) 2
3 49.58 Kate Fahey Michigan 4
4 46.10 Fernanda Contreras Vanderbilt 6
5 45.41 Ingrid Gamarra Martins South Carolina 7
6 42.79 Alexa Graham North Carolina 3
7 40.38 Makenna Jones North Carolina 5
8 34.08 Ida Jarlskog Florida 16
9 33.58 Sophie Whittle Gonzaga 8
10 31.74 Eden Richardson LSU 10

 

Rank Avg Player Player School Prv
1 63.71 Sven Lah Jimmy Bendeck Baylor 1
2 43.46 Henry Patten Oli Nolan UNC Asheville 2
3 43.33 Christian Sigsgaard Harrison Scott Texas 7
4 35.91 Parker Wynn Bjorn Thomson Texas Tech 9
5 30.28 Hunter Tubert Martin Joyce Ohio State 3
6 29.69 Maxime Cressy Keegan Smith UCLA 36
7 29.11 David Horneffer Charlie Broom Dartmouth 20
8 28.95 Constant De La Bassetiere Gabriel Nemeth Penn State 11
9 27.32 Nathan Ponwith Dominik Kellovsky Arizona State 18
10 27.16 Nuno Borges Strahinja Rakic Mississippi State 8
           
Rank Avg Player Player School Prv
1 53.44 Janet Koch Nina Khmelnitckaia Kansas 5
2 51.36 Mia Horvit Ingrid Gamarra Martins South Carolina 1
3 49.47 Lauryn John-Baptiste Ilze Hattingh Arizona State 2
4 45.75 Ashley Lahey Evgeniya Levashova Pepperdine 7
5 43.15 Fernanda Navarro Marie Leduc Clemson 4
6 43.05 Cameron Morra Makenna Jones North Carolina 3
7 40.20 Gabby Andrews Ayan Broomfield UCLA 11
8 39.26 Jessie Aney Alexa Graham North Carolina 8
9 38.35 Alana Smith Anna Rogers NC State 9
10 37.57 Jessica Golovin Eden Richardson LSU 10

 

 

The NCAA Tournament field will be announced in just over three weeks on Monday, April 29th and now you can track where everyone stands via both Slam.Tennis and College Tennis Ranks. 

Slam.Tennis just released its Bracketology page and if you haven't seen it already it's a really nice resource that has just about every stat and figure that you can think of including its projections on who will make the NCAA field and who will just miss out.

College Tennis Ranks recently updated its site with a What If page that will show you how the rankings change with the result of each match. Not only can you plug in individual outcomes but you can also pick the winners of all matches involving ranked teams over the next week to see how that changes things. Really cool feature so make sure you check it out. 

I just rolled over my conference tournament central pages for this year and as soon as more information becomes available I'll start filling in the draws. If you want to see when each conference tournament will be held you can see the table at these two links - men & women.

 

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