Virginia senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski took out the men's top seed Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard in straight sets which set up an All-ACC quarterfinal against Georgia Tech's Christopher Eubanks. Eubanks won the most lopsided match of the day with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Texas freshman Yuya Ito. North Carolina's William Blumberg is the only freshman left in the draw after he won his 23rd match in a row with a three sets win over Florida's Alfredo Perez. Blumberg will face North Florida's Jack Findel-Hawkins in the quarterfinals after the senior ousted Wake Forest freshman Borna Gojo in three sets.
Oklahoma senior Alex Ghilea pulled off the biggest upset of the day when he dispatched Wake Forest sophomore and No. 3 seed Petros Chrysochos in two close sets. Ghilea will now face Stanford's Tom Fawcett after the Cardinal junior beat Pac-12 rival Florian Lakat 7-5, 7-5.
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Full day 3 results are listed below with the seeded players in bold. Quotes from a few of the men's players are here and the women's quotes are here. Here is the updated men's bracket and women's bracket.
Most of the heavy hitters are still alive in the men's draw with 11 of the 12 remaining seeds advancing to the round of 16. Texas freshman Yuya Ito scored the biggest upset of the day by defeating No. 10 Mike Redlicki (Arkansas) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. North Florida's Jack Findel-Hawkins is the lowest ranked player remaining after he came back from a set down to defeat South Florida's Sasha Gozun 0-6, 6-2, 6-4. There are three freshman left with North Carolina's William Blumberg and Wake Forest's Borna Gojo joining Yuya Ito.
Full day 2 results are listed below with the seeded players in bold. Quotes from a few of the men's players are here and the women's quotes are here. Here is the updated men's bracket and women's bracket.
The final USTA Top 25 of the regular season came out today with the Florida women remaining at No. 1 while the Virginia men replaced Wake Forest as the new men's No. 1. Virginia defeated Wake Forest in the ACC Championship Final on Sunday to finish the regular season 28-1 while Wake Forest finished with a 27-2 record. Georgia, Oklahoma, and Mississippi State made the biggest jumps on the men's side with Georgia coming up five spots to No. 8 after defeating Mississippi State in the SEC Championship Final, Oklahoma came up four spots to No. 10 after defeating Texas at the Big 12 Tournament, and Mississippi State came up four spots after defeating South Carolina and Texas A&M to advance to the SEC Championship Final.
There was very little movement on the women's side largely due to the SEC and its nine ranked teams finishing up the week before last. Texas Tech came up two spots to No. 7 after winning the Big 12 Championship and USC came up two spots to No. 21 after defeating Washington State and Arizona State in the Pac-12 Tournament. UCLA took the biggest tumble by falling five spots to No. 23 after losing to Oregon at the Pac-12 Tournament.
The Illinois men entered the top 25 while Northwestern dropped out and the Oregon and Rice women entered while LSU dropped out.
The latest USTA Top 25 is out with both the Wake Forest men and Florida women remaining at No. 1. The men's top five stayed the same with UCLA surging up to No. 6 after defeating USC last week while USC actually comes up one spot to No. 7 after the loss. Cal moved up four spots to No. 8 after knocking off Stanford, idle Texas A&M moved up two spots to No. 9, while Oklahoma State fell four spots to No. 10 after Oklahoma whipped them. South Florida was the only newcomer in the top 25 while Tulane dropped out after UCF blanked in the AAC Tourney.
The women's top three remained the same with Vanderbilt and Stanford swapping spots for No. 4. I personally thought Vanderbilt should have been No. 1 after defeating Florida twice in the last week en route to winning by far the deepest conference in the country.
Pepperdine's win over USC helped boost the Waves ranking up two spots to No. 6, Oklahoma State came up two spots to No. 7 after roughing up West Virginia and Iowa State, Georgia fell two spots to No. 8 after losing to Auburn, Texas Tech came up one spot to No. 9, and Georgia Tech fell three spots to No. 10 after falling to Duke. Auburn made the biggest jump by rising six spots to No. 16 after beating Georgia while Texas A&M dropped the most at four spots after losing to LSU. Both USC and LSU entered the top 25 while Florida International and TCU departed.
The latest USTA Top 25 is out with both the Wake Forest men and Florida women remaining at No. 1 although their leads at the top are as slim as they've been. On the men's side Virginia is just two votes back at No. 2 while on the women's side Ohio State is only one vote behind Florida. There was no change in the men's top six though Baylor moved up two spots to No. 7 while USC dropped one spot to No. 8 and Texas dropped two spots to No. 9. Florida, South Carolina, and Oregon made the biggest jumps by coming up four spots each to No. 15, No. 18, and No. 21. Georgia Tech took the biggest tumble by dropping five spots to No. 19 after a tough loss at unranked Virginia Tech. Coincidently Columbia only dropped one spot to No. 19 after it fell to unranked Harvard.
The women's top four remained the same though Vanderbilt shot up six spots to No. 5 after its big win over Florida last Sunday. Pepperdine came up four spots to No. 8 after defeating Stanford and Texas A&M came up six spots to No. 18 after defeating Georgia in Athens. Texas Tech and Auburn each dropped four spots to No. 10 and No. 22 after T-Tech lost to unranked TCU while Auburn fell to Arkansas.
The Tulane men and TCU women were the only newcomers to this week's poll with each coming in at No. 25. The Kentucky men and LSU women were the only two to fall out after each lost a pair of matches over the weekend.
The latest USTA Top 25 is out with both the Wake Forest men and Florida women remaining at No. 1. The men's top four stayed the same with TCU moving up one spot to No. 5. The women's top 10 remained largely unchanged with the only real move coming when North Carolina and Stanford swapped spots at No. 3 and No. 4. Oklahoma State and Northwestern made the biggest jumps on the men's side with each coming up three spots to No. 6 and No. 21 respectively. Kentucky took the biggest fall dropping five spots to No. 24 after a loss at home to Alabama.
On the women's side, Arizona State and Texas each came up three spots to No. 17 and No. 18 respectively while Kentucky took the biggest fall dropping five spots to No. 20 after losing to LSU and Texas A&M.
The latest USTA Top 25 is out with the Wake Forest men taking over the top spot while the Florida women remain at No. 1. Wake Forest moved up to the top spot after defeating Virginia last Friday which dropped Virginia down to No. 2. Ohio State and North Carolina remain at No. 3 and No. 4 while USC moved up one spot to No. 5. TCU made the biggest jump rising 10 spots from No. 16 to No. 6 while Florida took the biggest tumble falling four spots from No. 13 to No. 17.
On the women's side Ohio State and Stanford moved up one spot each to No. 2 and No. 3 while North Carolina fell two spots from No. 2 to No. 4 after losing to Georgia Tech last Saturday. Mississippi State made the biggest jump coming up three spots to No. 19 while LSU dropped the most at four spots to No. 25.
Late Tuesday afternoon news started to circulate that University of Virginia men's head coach Brian Boland was departing to take over as the new USTA Player Development Head of Men's Tennis and on Wednesday morning it was officially confirmed. Boland will finish out the current season at Virginia and will then relocate to Orlando where he'll serve under USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman. Boland took over as head coach at Virginia in 2001 and since then his teams have won over 400 matches while winning three of the last four NCAA Championships and completely rewriting the record books at both Virginia and in the ACC. The USTA's release also includes a Q&A while Virginia's release has several great quotes with a few of them below. I also embedded Boland's press conference from earlier today where he talked in more detail about his decision to head south.
The latest USTA Top 25 is out with both the Virginia men and Florida women remaining at No. 1. Surprisingly, Florida is no longer a unanimous No. 1 despite having wins over everyone else in the top 10 except for California and Georgia Tech which it hasn't played. North Carolina is only two votes behind Florida at No. 2 while Ohio State holds firm at No. 3. Georgia moved up two spots to No. 4 after the win at Florida last Friday and Stanford drops one spot to No. 5.
The Wake Forest men moved up one spot to No. 2 after a win over Georgia coupled with Ohio State losing twice which dropped the Buckeyes one spot to No. 3. North Carolina remains at No. 4 and Texas moves up two spots to No. 5 after defeating Ohio State.
Texas A&M was the biggest upward mover on the men's side coming up four spots to No. 10. The Aggies extended their winning streak to 11 with a win over Ohio State on Sunday. Tulane was the only team to fall out after losing to Oregon in the finals of the San Diego Spring Break Tournament while South Carolina entered at No. 25 after picking up road wins at Arkansas and Ole Miss. The only team to drop more than two spots was Oklahoma who dropped three and fell to No. 12 after going 1-2 in Indian Wells with a 4-3 win over Tulsa and losses to USC and Cal.
The latest USTA Top 25 is out with both the men's and women's top 5 staying the same. Texas A&M was the only team on the men's side to move more than three spots with the Aggies rising seven spots to No. 16 after defeating both Florida and South Carolina on the road. USC and Baylor made the biggest leaps on the women's side with USC rising eight spots to No. 15 after defeating Michigan while Baylor rose four spots to No. 14 after defeating UCLA and Old Dominion. Michigan fell four spots to No. 13 after losing to USC while four teams fell three spots. Mississippi State was the only team to drop out of the top 25 after losing to Auburn though no one new entered since there was a tie last week for 25th.