Jaguars Break Top 25 In Final ITA Rankings

Jaguars Break Top 25 In Final ITA Rankings

AUGUSTA, Ga. – To cap off the 2012-13 season the Augusta State men's program earned a top-25 spot in the ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Wednesday afternoon.

The Jaguar men finished 22nd overall and were one of seven Peach Belt Conference schools to make the list, the most of any other conference. PBC rivals Armstrong Atlantic State took second for the men and first for the women, with men's Pirate leader Georgi Rumenov taking the No. 2 spot for singles and sharing No. 2 in doubles play with teammate Daniel Regan.

The PBC women were represented by Paola Cigui from Columbus State who took the No. 2 spot in singles, just ahead of AASU's Aledsandra Filipocski in third. CSU's Caroline Weikard and AASU's Clara Perez placed seventh and eighth in singles and Filipovski and Barbora Kritckova took the No. 2 spot in doubles for the Pirates, while Cigui and Weikard notched the No. 4 spot.

Follow the Leader: For the men, following Barry is (in order): Armstrong Atlantic, West Florida, Lynn, Hawaii Pacific, Concordia, Lander, Saint Leo, Rollins, and Columbus State. For the women, following Armstrong Atlantic in order is BYU Hawaii, Barry, Hawaii Pacific, Abilene Christian, Columbus State, West Florida, Saint Leo, Lynn, and Rollins.

Conference Count: Men's Top 25: Peach Belt - 7; Pac-West - 5; Lone Star & Sunshine State - 4; CACC, Gulf South, Independent, MIAA & Rocky Mountain - 1. The Sunshine State leads all conferences with four teams ranking inside the Top 10 while the Peach Belt boasts three. Women's Top 25: Sunshine State - 7; Pac-West - 4; Peach Belt - 3; Gulf South, Independent & Lone Star - 2; East Coast Conference, Great Lakes Valley, Heartland, MIAA & PSAC - 1. The Sunshine State had the most teams land inside the Top 10 with four while the Peach Belt and the Pac-West had two each.

Top 10 ITA Singles Rankings

Men School Women School

1. Matus Mydla Armstrong Atlantic 1. Annie Hwang BYU Hawaii

2. Georgi Rumenov Armstrong Atlantic 2. Paola Cigui Columbus State

3. Petr Michnev Hawaii Pacific 3. Aledsandra Filipovski Armstrong Atlantic

4. Bruno Savi West Florida 4. Nelly Ciolkowski NYIT

5. Marco Mokrzycki Barry 5. Kristina Huba Florida Tech

6. Hans Hach Abilene Christian 6. Sherry Liu BYU Hawaii

7. Konstantin Kutschenko Valdosta 7. Caroline Weikard Columbus State

8. Willie Wolfer Lynn 8. Clara Perez Armstrong Atlantic

9. Kevin Ducros West Florida 9. Valentine Confalonieri Lynn

10. Andrey Boldarev Concordia 10. Magda Ruitort Florida Southern

 

Top Five ITA Doubles Rankings

Men School Women School

1. Mokrzycki/Groetsch Barry 1. Hwang/Liu BYU Hawaii

2. Regan/Rumenov Armstrong Atlantic 2. Filipovski/Krtickova Armstrong Atlantic

3. Ducros/Savi West Florida 3. Mongin/ Reed Abilene Christian

4. Cirla/Wolfer Lynn 4. Cigui/Weikard Columbus State

5. Michnev/Moretti Hawaii Pacific 5. Kranczicki/Lanstiak Lewis

 

Top 25 ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings

ITA Rankings Men Previous ITA Rankings Women Previous

1. Barry 1 1. Armstrong Atlantic 2

2. Armstrong Atlantic 2 2. BYU Hawaii 3

3. West Florida 3 3. Barry 1

4. Lynn 4 4. Hawaii Pacific 4

5. Hawaii Pacific 5 5. Abilene Christian 5

6. Concordia 6 6. Columbus State 6

7. Lander 9 7. West Florida 13

8. Saint Leo 10 8. Saint Leo 7

9. Rollins 7 9. Lynn 10

10. Columbus State 8 10. Rollins 8

11. Georgia College 11 11. Grand Canyon 9

12. Azusa Pacific 12 12. Florida Southern 17

13. Fresno Pacific 13 13. Francis Marion 11

14. UC SanDiego 14 14. Fresno Pacific 12

15. Grand Canyon 15 15. NYIT 14

16. Cameron 16 16. Cal U of PA 15

17. Midwestern State 17 17. Florida Tech 16

18. Francis Marion 18 18. Valdosta State 18

19. Abilene Christian 19 19. Midwestern State 19

20. BYU Hawaii 20 20. UC San Diego 20

21. NW Missouri 24 21. SW Baptist 29

22. Augusta State 22 22. Cal State LA 21

23. Incarnate Word 23 23. St. Mary's 22

24. USC Aiken 25 24. Drury 30

25. W. New Mexico 26 25. Nova SE 23

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